An Eighteenth Century Windmill, (built sometime in the 1730s) the Elphin Windmill originally ground wheat and barley from local farmers. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars, it was no longer required and left to decay, a ruin by 1837. Then in 1992 a local community group began the restoration process and it was officially reopened to the public on 22 June, 1996 by Gabriel Byrne, the Hollywood Actor.
The Elphin Windmill is not just tourist attraction for visitors to the Elphin area, we also pride ourselves on being able to welcome school parties, heritage groups & clubs from near & far, to be able to understand further how important windmills were to the local economy in the eighteenth century. We attempt to show how 'revolutionary' the windmill was as it was built shortly before the beginnings of the 'agricultural' & 'industrial' revolutions in mid-eighteenth century Ireland & Britain.
To organise your trip, including a personal guided tour of the windmill itself & our farming museum, please contact the windmill by;
phone on, 083-406 2113, or by e-mail to 'firstname.lastname@example.org
The Windmill continues to attract visitors, old & new.
While the Elphin Active Age Group were paying us a visit, along came the RTE camera's & crew to do some filming for a 'Nationwide' programme that was due to be aired on Friday 18th September, 2015 to promote tourism in Co. Roscommon.
Heritage Week - August - 2015, was a resounding success for the Windmill with over 250 visitors during the week, including individuals, clubs & groups, from nearby & overseas.
Have a look at some of the pictures taken during the week.