Friday, 23 January 2015

 Have you seen our new flyer for the 2015 Tourism Season yet?

There's lots to see and do around Co Roscommon, just check out the link below to get a better idea for day trips or longer! Just around Elphin and the windmill for example, you could also take in Strokestown Park House and the Famine Museum and also the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, all within 10 minutes of each other in the car. 
A great day out!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Winter Windmill Opening Times


Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Friday: 11.30am to 3.00pm

Weekend tours and times outside those noted above, are currently available by appointment only.
Please contact the windmill by phone, (083-406 2113) or,
by e-mail,

Tour Prices, (inc Tour of the windmill and farm museum):
Adult €5.00; Child €3.00; Family €12.00.

Small gift shop and tea and coffee available in the Mill Cottage Visitor Centre.


Pictures courtesy of Tony Murphy



Pictures courtesy of Any Rimmer

Welcome to our new Blog. 

The Elphin Windmill is an Eighteenth Century, renovated and fully working grain grinding windmill, located on the Windmill Road, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. It is the oldest, still working windmill of its kind in the West of Ireland.

Originally built in the 1730s, the windmill was allowed to fall into disuse and ruin by 1837 and although a well known local landmark, nothing was done with it until 1992, when a local community group was set up with the intention of exploring the possibilities of restoring it to its former glory. With the aid of grant monies and trainee FAS workers, under a community youth training scheme, the renovation project was begun and overseen by Dr Fred Hammond from Queens University, Belfast (an expert in mill restoration).

The restoration was completed and the official re-opening ceremony was conducted by Gabriel Byrne, the Hollywood actor, whose mother's family lived in Elphin, on the 22nd June, 1996.

The windmill is currently open all the year round for guided tours, except Christmas and New Year. 

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