Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

MILLTOWN, NEWMILLS

This ‘National Monument’ in the care of the Office of Public Works contains a complex of restored industrial buildings powered by the River Swilly.  A mill has existed here since the seventeenth century and a flax (scutch) mill and a corn mill have been in operation on this site since the early 1800s.  On display is one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.  Audio-visual exhibition addresses the history of mills and millers in County Donegal.

Telephone:  +353 (0)74 912 5115
E-mail:  newmills@opw.ie
Website:  www.heritageireland.ie