List of windmills in Ireland

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This is a list of windmills in Ireland, split by the thirty-two counties that comprise the island.

Locations[edit]

Cork[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Cork Bruce College tower Late C18th/early C19th[1] Truncated and converted Bruce college.jpg

Donegal[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Murlough Ballindrait Mill[2] Tower mill 1874[3]

Down[edit]

See List of windmills in County Down

Dublin[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Castleknock Castleknock Windmill Tower Late C18th/early C19th[4]
Dalkey Dalkey Quarry Wind engine 1860[5] Late 19th century[5]
Windmill World
Dublin St Patrick's Mill
53°20′38″N 6°17′02″W / 53.34398°N 6.2840°W / 53.34398; -6.2840
Tower c. 1757 Windmill World St Patricks mill Dublin from Guinness storehouse.JPG
Garristown Garristown Mill
53°33′47″N 6°23′38″W / 53.56316°N 6.3939°W / 53.56316; -6.3939
Tower Windmill World Windmill at Garristown, Co. Dublin - geograph.org.uk - 846350.jpg
Rush Rush Windmill Tower Late C18th/early C19th[6] Millbank.jpg
Skerries Shallock Hill Mill
53°34′28″N 6°06′48″W / 53.57455°N 6.1132°W / 53.57455; -6.1132
Tower 1578[7] Windmill World
Skerries Great Mill[8]
53°34′30″N 6°06′37″W / 53.57501°N 6.1103°W / 53.57501; -6.1103
Tower Late 18th century[7] Windmill World Mills of Skerries.jpg


Galway[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Carrowreagh East Carrowreagh Windmill Tower Mid C18th[9]
Castlegar, County Galway Castlegar Windmill Tower C.1750[10]
Kinvara Kinvara Windmill Tower 1839 Late C18th[11]
Newtowneyre Newtowneyre Windmill Tower C.1780[12]
Tuam Gold Cave Crescent Windmill Tower Mid C18th[13]

Kerry[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Tralee Blennerville Mill
52°15′24″N 9°44′14″W / 52.25669°N 9.7373°W / 52.25669; -9.7373
Tower 1800 Windmill World Windmill at Blennerville, Co. Kerry - geograph.org.uk - 249560.jpg

Kilkenny[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Croan Croan Mill
52°28′40″N 7°16′06″W / 52.47790°N 7.2684°W / 52.47790; -7.2684
Tower 1839 1839 Windmill World Windmill at Croan, Co. Kilkenny - geograph.org.uk - 1104699.jpg

Laois[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Capard Capard Windmill Tower c.1840[14]


Limerick[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Limerick Windmill Street Mill Tower Late C18th[15] Burnt out, 15 November 1814, tower demolished c.1915.[15]
Limerick Ennis Road Mill Demolished 1811.[15]
Limerick Ballinacurra Mill Tower 1800[15] Working in 1849[15]
Shannongrove Shannongrove Windmill Tower 1735[16]

Derry[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Knockclogrim Knocklogrim Mill[2]
54°49′00″N 6°36′49″W / 54.81664°N 6.6137°W / 54.81664; -6.6137
Tower 1860[17] Windmill World
Limavady Limavady Junction[18] Titt iron wind engine

Longford[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Elfeet Elfeet Windmill Tower c.1770.[19]
Lanesborough Knock Windmill Tower c.1750.[20]

Louth[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ardee Christians Hill Mill
53°52′14″N 6°31′24″W / 53.87058°N 6.5232°W / 53.87058; -6.5232
Tower 1778 1778 Gone by 1835
Windmill World
Windmill on Christians Hill, Ardee, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 961121.jpg
Dundalk Carnanbregagh Mill
53°58′45″N 6°25′29″W / 53.97919°N 6.4246°W / 53.97919; -6.4246
Tower 1778 1778 Windmill World Windmill at Carnanbregagh, Dundalk - geograph.org.uk - 762322.jpg
Dundalk Seatown Mill
54°00′21″N 6°23′21″W / 54.00583°N 6.3891°W / 54.00583; -6.3891
Tower 1790s[21] Windmill World
Moneyveg Moneyveg Windmill Tower 1837[22]
Pepperstown 53°53′15″N 6°31′53″W / 53.88751°N 6.5315°W / 53.88751; -6.5315 Tower Windmill World Windmill at Pepperstown, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 1064760.jpg
Piperstown 53°46′59″N 6°20′23″W / 53.78319°N 6.3398°W / 53.78319; -6.3398 Tower 1756[23] Windmill World Windmill at Piperstown, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 880917.jpg
Termonfeckin Termonfeckin Mill
53°46′02″N 6°16′13″W / 53.76712°N 6.2703°W / 53.76712; -6.2703
Tower 1778 1778 Windmill World Windmill at Termonfeckin - geograph.org.uk - 872013.jpg
Whitemill Whitemill Mill
54°02′41″N 6°23′41″W / 54.04463°N 6.3947°W / 54.04463; -6.3947
Tower Windmill World


Meath[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Balrath Balrath Mill
53°37′24″N 6°28′50″W / 53.62334°N 6.4806°W / 53.62334; -6.4806
Tower Windmill World Windmill at Balrath, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 744913.jpg
Bartramstown Bartramstown Mill
53°35′36″N 6°22′40″W / 53.59341°N 6.3779°W / 53.59341; -6.3779
Tower Windmill World Windmill at Bartramstown, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 607329.jpg
Corballis Corballis Mill
53°40′17″N 6°15′24″W / 53.67135°N 6.2566°W / 53.67135; -6.2566
Tower 1836 1836 Windmill World Ruined tower, Corballis, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 634790.jpg
Stameen Stameen Mill
53°42′57″N 6°17′47″W / 53.71594°N 6.2965°W / 53.71594; -6.2965
Tower Windmill World Windmill at Stameen, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 541331.jpg

Monaghan[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ballymackney Ballymackney Mill
53°57′35″N 6°39′25″W / 53.95980°N 6.6569°W / 53.95980; -6.6569
tower 1778 Mid C18th[24] Windmill World Windmill at Ballymackney, Co. Monaghan - geograph.org.uk - 718208.jpg
Carrickmacross Carrickmacross Windmill Tower Mid C18th[25]
Carrivetragh Carrivetragh Mill
54°12′28″N 7°13′46″W / 54.20784°N 7.2295°W / 54.20784; -7.2295
Tower Windmill World Windmill at Carrivetragh, Co. Monaghan - geograph.org.uk - 1021395.jpg
Drummulla Drummulla Windmill Tower c.1760[26]
Dunaree Dunaree Windmill Tower Late C19th[27]
Lisnamore Lisnamore Windmill Tower c.1790[28]

Offaly[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Cloghan Beg Cloghan Beg Mill
53°10′03″N 8°01′21″W / 53.16758°N 8.0225°W / 53.16758; -8.0225
Tower Windmill World Windmill ruin at Cloghan Beg, Co. Offaly - geograph.org.uk - 644721.jpg

Roscommon[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Correal Lobinroe Mill Tower c. 1750[29] Windmill World
Elphin Elphin Mill
53°51′07″N 8°12′19″W / 53.85188°N 8.2053°W / 53.85188; -8.2053
Tower c. 1730[29] Windmill World Elphin windmill.jpg
Rindoon Post[30]
Rindoon St John's Woods Tower[30]


Waterford[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ballinvella Ballinvella Mill[31] Tower[31] Windmill World

Wexford[edit]

Location Name of mill and
coordinate
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ballyharty Ballyharty Windmill Tower 1840[32]
Ballyseskin Ballyseskin Windmill Tower 1749[33]
Bargy Bargy Windmill Tower 1840[34]
Clonmines Clonmines Windmill Tower C18th/early C19th[35]
Drinagh South Drinagh Windmill Tower 1840[36]
Enniscorthy Vinegar Hill Mill
Templeshannon Mill

52°30′05″N 6°33′12″W / 52.50147°N 6.5532°W / 52.50147; -6.5532
Tower 1798[37] Windmill World Vinegar Hill Windmill 2.jpg
Hardygregan Tagunnan Windmill Tower 1829[38]
Hook Peninsula Hook Mill Tower Windmill World
Chapel, Kilmore Chapel Mill
52°11′05″N 6°34′22″W / 52.18480°N 6.5727°W / 52.18480; -6.5727
Tower 1836[39] Windmill World Ruined windmill near Kilmore Quay - geograph.org.uk - 1257461.jpg
Kiltra KiltraWindmill Tower mid/late C19th[40]
Mullanour 52°18′42″N 6°32′04″W / 52.31157°N 6.5344°W / 52.31157; -6.5344 Tower Windmill World Ruin of windmill near Mullanour - geograph.org.uk - 1240136.jpg
Rath Rath Windmill Tower 1777[41]
Rosslare Harbour Tagoat Mill
52°14′43″N 6°23′02″W / 52.24533°N 6.3838°W / 52.24533; -6.3838
Tower This windmill is not marked on any of the historical Ordnance Survey maps Windmill World Windmill -Tagoat Co. Wexford.JPG
Soughnane Boley's Crossroads Windmill Tower 1840[42]
Tacumshane Tacumshane Mill
52°12′32″N 6°25′28″W / 52.20877°N 6.4244°W / 52.20877; -6.4244
Tower 1846[43] Windmill World Windmill in Tacumshane.jpg


Maps[edit]

  • 1778 Taylor & Skinner's map of Louth
  • 1836 Ordnance Survey
  • 1830 Ordnance Survey

Notes[edit]

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Sources[edit]

Unless stated otherwise, the sources for these entries are Windmill World, Eire mills and Windmill World, Northern Ireland mills

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Chapel Green, Rush, Fingal". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
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  13. ^ "Gold Cave Crescent, Tuam, County Galway". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
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