Kells Mills Museum

Kells Mills Museum

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Name Kells Mills Museum County Kilkenny Nearest Town Kilkenny City Access Road N10/R676 More Virtual Tours Click for more About Kells Flour Mills Museum is located just outside the town of Kells in County Kilkenny, south of Kilkenny City.

An attractive substantial mill building also known as Mullins Mill forming an important artifact of the long-standing industrial legacy of Kells: historic records indicate that a mill was established on site in 1204-6 by Geoffrey de Monte Marisco FitzRobert (c. 1197-1242), first Baron FitzRobert, the buildings of which were incorporated into the present complex by the Mullins family in the late eighteenth century.

Decommissioned in the 1960s, the mill has been sympathetically maintained under various guises until adaptation as a museum retaining most of the historic attributes of the composition, thereby considerably enhancing the character of the locality: the survival of early mechanisms to the interior together with the waterwheel identifies the engineering significance of the site.

One of a number of industrial buildings in the immediate locality, the mill remains of particular importance for the contribution made to the picturesque scenic value of the townscape of Kells.

The mill is open to visitors all year round but check times with the tourist office as they can vary.

Restored, 1997, to accommodate use as heritage centre.

Set back from road in own grounds with gravel forecourt, and mill race to south having random rubble stone retaining walls.