Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Elphin Windmill


Elphin Windmill
Windmill Road
Republic of Ireland

The Elphin Windmill opened as a tourist attraction in 1996, and is the only fully restored windmill in the west of Ireland. It is a round, three stage structure with a thatched revolving roof of organic rye. he sails are positioned into the wind by means of a pole attached to a cartwheel which revolves on a circular grooved track on the ground.

The mill was originally used for grinding corn and other grains and now houses a visitor centre where the workings of the windmill are interpreted and demonstrated. Also on site is an agricultural museum housing a threshing machine, a winnower and other machinery associated with the harvesting of grain.

Admission Prices

Adult: €5.00 Child: €3.00 Family: €12.00

Opening Months

Open all year round.

Opening Times

Weekdays: 14.00-18.00; Saturdays & Sundays: 10.00-18.00. Guided tours are available during open hours.

Things To Do Nearby

Summer festivals
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