Thursday 6 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that we THE ELPHIN WINDMILL have been announced as a County andRegional winner of the National Lottery #GoodCausesAwards 2018!

Wednesday 2 August 2017


Heritage Week 19th - 27th August

 Windmill and Farm Museum

We are open 7 days a week all year 11AM - 4 PM

Tour Prices: Adult: €5    Child: €3  Family: €12 (2 x adults + 2 x children under 12yrs)
Group prices available on request

CONTACT DETAILS: Tel:   083-4062113  or 087-2161559


Tuesday 28 February 2017

Part Time Opening March

Due to staff holidays, the windmill may have to close intermittently over the next two-three weeks, we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

If you would like to arrange and confirm a visit and tour of the windmill, please e-mail us ( with your requirements and we will try to accommodate you asap.

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Windmill Re-Opens for 2017 Season

The Elphin Windmill has re-opened for the 2017 Season May we wish all of our supporters and visitors over the recent years a very Happy New Year. The Core Opening Times remain as before - 11am to 4pm every day of the week, with the occasional closure for training courses etc, which we will try to advise you of with as much notice as possible.over the coming months.
Please come along and enjoy a guided tour of the windmill itself, the oldest fully restored windmill in Ireland and the only one of its kind in the West of Ireland, and also our farm museum.
Entrance and tour prices remain as in 2016;
Adult 5euro; Child 3euro; Family 12euro.
Tea and coffee are also available in the Mill Cottage.


Sunday 18 December 2016

Windmill Closed for Christmas

The Windmill is now closed until the New Year.

A Big Thankyou to everyone who has paid us a visit or supported us over the last year and we look forward to welcoming new & old friends in 2017.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all.

Sunday 11 December 2016

Christmas Open / Close Information 2016-17

Christmas open/close information.

The Windmill will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays from Monday 19th December through until the first week of January.

May we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Saturday 29 October 2016

What people are saying about the Elphin Windmill on trip advisor

Elphin Windmill (Ireland): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor › ... › County Roscommon › Elphin › Things to do in Elphin

 Rating: 4.5 - ‎19 reviews

Elphin Windmill
, Elphin: See 19 reviews, articles, and 4 photos of Elphin Windmill on TripAdvisor

“A privilege to visit...”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile
This beautifully restored windmill is a treasure, that no one should miss. Just to have the privilege to gaze upon it, much less be able to enter and climb the stairs to the top to see working features, is totally mesmerizing..... Barry is the man who led us on and upward. Very knowledgeable in the history, and was there for the restoration, and still is there to guide you.. 20 years of service to this beautiful windmill says so much for his love and dedication, and to share his teaching abilities with all who visit.
Visited September 2016

“Beautiful example”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Very small 'visitor centre' however, still well worth a visit for the history and experience of such a beautifully restored piece of our past

“A lot more interesting than expected ”
4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile
I detoured a little to see the Elphin windmill and was glad I did. Beautifully restored and I understand one of only three windmills in Ireland, the history and mechanics of the windmill are very interesting. Tour guide Kathleen did a great job showing me around despite that I was a little pressed for 

Monday 12 September 2016

Items on display in the Windmill museum

Sickle as can be seen at the windmill museum, is an ancient tool used to cut wheat and barley , dates back to the Roman times.. Because of the short handle the farmer would have to work in a stooped position, a strong back necessary for this job. A sickle was slow and low cost farm tool used all over the world to cut corn. The farmer would hold a sheaf of corn in one hand and cut using the sickle in the other hand cutting towards themselves. the sickle blade needed constant sharpening, using a sharpening stone, payment would depend on how much one could cut in the day. It was said that it would take 3 men a full day to cut an Irish acre of corn using a sickle