This windmill was built around 1525 on a circular plan and is capped with thatched conical roof. It had four canvas sails that were turned into the wind from inside by a hand lever. The mill measures 41 ft. in height and the diameter of the sails are 53 ft. It is perched on the highest point in the town on the site of a prehistoric fort. The story of stone-ground milling in Skerries can be traced to the early 16th century when the land belonged to the Priory of Holmpatrick, an Augustinian monastic foundation.

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