The Windmill

When I came to Skerries the Windmill used to be worked and it was a pretty sight to see it working. One day when I was passing it was working and I got permission from the Miller who was standing at the Mill entrance to go up to the top. It was grinding Indian corn and the old cog wheels being made of wood, made an extraordinary rumbling sound. It is a terrible pity that this old historic building was allowed to go to rack and ruin. Had it been kept in working order, it would have been an attraction and a fine advertisement for Skerries.

BGM (SHS, 1950)