Project Description

Climb to the top of Blennerville Windmill and experience the workings of a traditional windmill. The only power it needs is the wind! Once there is a breeze, the windmill sails are turning. Watch a film in our Audio-Visual Room and discover how the windmill was operated at the time of the Famine and how it was restored 20 years ago. See how the millers crushed grain to make flour over 150 years ago. Children can gain first hand experience of grinding their own wheat into flour while working the ‘Hand Kuerns’. Learn all about the famine and understand how locals were forced to immigrate on board the famous Jeanie Johnston. Complete your tip by visiting the special bird-watching platform and enjoy the panoramic views of Tralee Bay. It is open 7 days a week from April to October.