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Newmills Corn and Flax Mill

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Address: Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
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+353 74 912 5115
10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15

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Newmills corn and flax mill

We really enjoyed this visit. It was lovely to see and learn more about how they used mill corn and flax. Thanks

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Athboy, Ireland
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Athboy, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We really enjoyed this visit. It was lovely to see and learn more about how they used mill corn and flax. Thanks

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were given a wonderful tour of the mills and enjoyed a glimpse of life in times past in this area. Our guide told us stories of the people who worked and lived here and explained the workings of the mill in an easily understood way. Well worth the visit.

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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

There are not too many old Industrial buildings that are as attractive and welcoming as this one is. You could go to a distillery and see how they used to make whiskey. Here you can see how they made Linen and what it was used for. There is also a corn mill and it is powered by a water mill.... More 

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Cullen, Cork,Ireland
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Just came across this mill by chance,what a beautiful place full of history,where you can freely walk about and see this wonderful mill in all it's past glory. You get an amazing insight into corn and flax milling. There is also a short film (fifteen minutes) that lets you know the full local and family history associated with the mill.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped by the mill for a quick tour and was amazed at how well done this place is. Learned more about mills and the history of the area than I expected. So glad we did this, its even a free attraction. Would be very good for children.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were directed to the corn and flax mill near Letterkenny and it was well worth the visit. The display and Dave, the guy who took us on a personal tour was professional and informative. The mills are in working order and together with the displays it is easy to get a real understanding of the process and the working... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have a query regarding Newmills corn and flax mills and I can only contact you through this review page. I seed Newmills corn and flax mills has a certificate of interest,what is this and how do you actually get hold of it??

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Roscrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Good insight into industry in Donegal. Very knowledgeable staff too. Recommended and good for kids too

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I didn't understand the whole process of making linen. I learned that it was a very labor intensive process. this was a very good museum. Spend at least an hour.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a really interesting tour about a former corn mill and separate flax mill that were owned by a family from 1890 to mid 1950. The building were disused but have been restored by the Irish Government and a brilliant job they have done of it. The tour starts with a 15 minute video telling not only the history... More 

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