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This windmill ar Skerries in north county Dublin, Ireland, is known as " The Great Windmill of Skerries".
This mill was was probably built towards the end of the 18th century. Wind mills were used for grinding corn. The "cap" or pointed roof of this wind mill was turned, using the long pole on the right, so that the arms or "sails" could always be pointed into the wind.

Today, Skerries Mills is a tourist attraction open to the public. There are two wind mills on site, as well as a water mill. Certainly worth a visit in you are anywhere north county Dublin.


...tim

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