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A fascinating place - fully restored windmill plus exhibition centre.

The Elphin Windmill is a gem of a place. You can take a tour of the windmill and experience how it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OPALRetreatCentre
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County Roscommon, Ireland
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We visited the Elphin Windmill, which is a fully restored 18th-century tower mill, viewed as a rare... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
QGJohn
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An 18th century fully restored windmill. Its the oldest windmill in Ireland and the only working windmill in the West of IOreland'
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Windmill Road, Elphin, Ireland
+353 83 406 2113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Elphin Windmill is a gem of a place. You can take a tour of the windmill and experience how it functioned. There is also a display of amazing items that provide lots of insight to Ireland's heritage and history of every day life. The...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We visited the Elphin Windmill, which is a fully restored 18th-century tower mill, viewed as a rare piece of Irish industrial architectural heritage, and possibly the oldest operational windmill in Ireland. We went into the windmill, but not the small visitor centre. Stop by if...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My sister and I visited Elphin Windmill over St Patrick's weekend. Our tour guide Kathleen was personable and very informative. The windmill has been beautifully restored and there is also a small museum with farm / household items of old... Do make the effort to...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We just happened to stumble upon this lovely windmill while on our way to Roscommon town. It is beautifully restored to its former glory and the tour was excellent, given to us by one of the local windmill committee members. His enthusiasm and knowledge of...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the windmill and seeing the video of its restoration. Very interesting and if you're interested in history in general or in architecture, this would be a great place to visit. The person who showed us around was very knowledgable and...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Ireland is not noted for its windmills but it is noted for it's welcome and Elphin Windmill deserves the top award for a genuine Irish welcome. We were met with a warm welcome by our guide Barry who passionately told us the fascinating story of...More

1  Thank Native_Day_Tripper
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Restored to its prime, c 1830. Roof is organic rye thatch. Mill originally ground corn and also flaxseed for area residents. Sails are adjustable by means of a pole attached to a small cart that runs on a track around the base - pretty good...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

I atteded the windmill with a group of school children and the tour guide was excellent. I would bring children here again.

1  Thank gemflanagan
Reviewed July 6, 2017

One of only 2 mills of its type stil working. This being the only one in Ireland.The guide was very helpful and really passionate about the story of the mill and its restoration. Allowed us to take photos of it. Very interesting. It wasn't open...More

Thank 234jah
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Barry Bierne arrived just as we did and weren't we lucky. His superb knowledge and passion made this chance encounter a brilliantly enjoyable and informative time. His generosity in sharing his local knowledge of our ancestor's townland made our visit so much more informed. The...More

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