The Flour & Corn Mills of Dublin
Wood Quay Venue
Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Friday 4th October
Flour and corn mills were central to the expansion of Dublin from the early medieval period, with milling reaching its zenith during the 19th century due to population increase and technological advances. Several examples of large
industrial corn and flour mills, such as Boland’s Mills in Ringsend, remain as landmarks within the cityscape and serve as physical reminders of a once vibrant industry.
Dublin City Council Archaeology Section in association with the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland present a seminar on the historical context and archaeological evidence for the development of corn and flour milling in Dublin.
9.30 Opening address
9.45 Colin Rynne on the development of corn and flour mill technology in Ireland
10.15 Claire Walsh on the archaeological evidence of milling in early medieval and medieval Ireland
10.45 Niall Colfer on the corn and flour mills in post-medieval Dublin
11.30 Franc Myles on the rise and fall of the city’s windmills
12.00 Fred Hammond on revolutionary developments in Dublin’s milling industry
12.30 Q&A and close, chaired by Ruth Johnston, Dublin City Archaeologist
Attendance is free but booking is essential. Please see link below to register:
Dublin Festival of History