Opened c.1810, this corn mill was originally owned by the Bell family. Water was diverted from the Ahascragh River and the mill stream was used to power the mill wheel in order to grind corn.
It ceased milling in the 1950’s but played an important role in the agricultural and commercial life of the local area while it was active. Although extended unsympathetically in the 1950’s and 1980’s the central mill building retains its original character and is of substantial size and simple detailing.
Bell family connection -go to coffee shop
It is hard to see as the old mill is being renovated into a distillery. I am a Bell family descendant from Australia, so I was very interested to see the mill. If you go to the coffee shop across the road you can see parts from the old mill that has been turned into furniture.