Newmills Corn and Flax Mill

Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, Letterkenny: Hours, Address, Newmills Corn and Flax Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

Newmills Corn and Flax Mill

Newmills Corn and Flax Mill
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 - 17:15
Monday
10:00 - 17:15
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:15
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:15
Thursday
10:00 - 17:15
Friday
10:00 - 17:15
Saturday
10:00 - 17:15
Sunday
10:00 - 17:15

4.5
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angmcg1
ireland18 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Pleasant afternoon, short intro film followed by very informative tour. The mill is small, but very nicely restored. Makes a nice short stop. Loads of parking.
Written 6 November 2019
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disorder80
Sligo, Ireland340 contributions
Sep 2019
Fantastic little place where they have resurrected an old mill and created a window into an old world which has disappeared forever. The whole journey from plant to eventual creation of linen is covered and you get to see mill wheels and engineering works that have been there for over a century. It's a lovely little place and there are a few walks around the area, very peaceful and there is something magnetic about water/ bridges and mills in general.
Written 15 September 2019
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tessie74
Dublin, Ireland97 contributions
Jun 2019
We visited the New Mills site outside Letterkenny while travelling around Donegal for a couple of days.Very impressed with the really informative Audio Visual show at the start of the tour .Gives a great insight into how the crops went from field to plate, and clothing in the case of the flax. This was followed by an extremely informative tour of the mill, the grain store etc. We got to see the process from where the crops were delivered by the local farmers through to the actual milling process.They have restored the place very sensitively and even have a working mill wheel in the mill race. Our Great guide Joanne gave us a full account of how the process worked in sequence,which included a demonstration of the mill wheel in action !
would highly recommend a visit.
The only negative as far as we were concerned was the lack of a coffee shop on site. It would have been lovely to have been able to sit in this beautiful location and enjoy lunch or even a cup of tea.
Well Done OPW !
Written 8 September 2019
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Ger F
County Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Aug 2019
Discovered this place by accident, as had not read about it in any tourist literature. Wet day in late August and it looked like there was no one about, but was met at desk by our guide, David. He was excellent, giving us an hour long tour, explaining every aspects of both mills. Very interesting to see in in full working mode. Cant recommend this tour enough, and it is all free. Well done to the OPW and all involved in restoring this piece of Irish heritage
Written 2 September 2019
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lorna l
Lusk, Ireland9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This was very good a must see, our guide Joanne was very friendly and told us everything we needed to know, she was a brilliant tour guide. My husband and 8 year old son and I enjoyed the whole tour from start to finish. Thanks so much joanne.
Written 21 August 2019
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vsuntime
8 contributions
Aug 2019
We took our boys here, we all loved it, so interesting and amazing how the people lived and worked back then. Our family is from the area and my father remembers and tells us about how things were back then. Really is a great experience out for the whole family!
Written 21 August 2019
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AnneHME
London, UK21 contributions
Jul 2019
Beautiful setting for the corn and flax mill, visited this with my family they are a few years older than me and was able to relate to the tour information, I found this very interesting. Tour guide very good, then the small museum area again very interesting.
Written 13 August 2019
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Cev567
8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I visited today with my 3 children age 9-11. What an amazing heritage we have right on our doorstep. I grew up not far from New Mills and remember Caroline in the shop and had often told my kids the stories. It was wonderful to see the video and the ‘locals’ such an incredible story and amazing to see the Mill working. Joanne our guide was so informative & friendly. The kids loved it. Highly HIGHLY recommend and it’s FREE.
Written 10 August 2019
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Rupert C
Gooseberry Hill, Australia2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Have travelled to many countries and visited too many tourist attractions but this is one that is a standout. A fascinating and so well presented tour with lovely insights into the forgotten past. Can thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
Written 8 August 2019
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Bren W
Muff, Ireland598 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
A superb location the shines a light into the past workings of Donegal, life and industry. Great tour, with loads of insight and interesting working examples. A must visit for all the family, highly recommended!
Written 31 July 2019
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Newmills Corn and Flax Mill is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15