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What do you know about Irish mills?

The Great British Mill Race: Send us your pictures and information relating to the mills of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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The Great British Mill Race – a competition where you can help us update our Mills Database by sending us your pictures and information – is now up and running.  Send us information and pictures for any mill or mill site, from anywhere in the UK.  The Race will be running until National Mills Weekend 2017.  Over the summer, we’ll be focusing on different areas of the UK in turn to help us focus the search. 

Visit to take part in the Great British Mill Race and follow us on social media using #gbmillrace

This week we’re focusing on the mills of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Our mills database is seriously lacking Irish mills – sadly we only have 4 entries!  One of these is for Ballycopeland Windmill (above).  Can you tell us any more information about this mill, about other mills in Ireland or send us up to date photographs?   

We want our mills database to be as up to date, accurate and useful as possible.  

  • Can you help us update our information for these mills?
  • Can you tell us if these mills still exist? 
  • Do you know of mills in these areas not listed on our database?

So can you help us update our records by sending us pictures and information relating to the mills of Ireland?  

​Please send us your Irish mill pictures and information – we look forward to receiving your entries to the Great British Mill Race. 

Image at the top of this post: Item FWGC-1100293 – Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle, in the distance