Blennerville Windmill: Tralee, Co Kerry


Blennerville Windmill - Photo by Deb Snelson

Blennerville Windmill – Photo by Deb Snelson

The windmill at Blennerville is the largest working windmill in Ireland. Built in 1800, it fell into ruin by 1846. It was purchased in 1981 by the Tralee Urban Council who developed it as a tourist attraction.

The Visitor Centre showcases the working machinery of the windmill. Visitors are guided through each element of the flour making process. Also of note is a display and video on Irish emigration including models of the infamous coffin ships.

From Tralee head west towards Dingle on the N86 for 1 mile. You will see the windmill as you cross over the bridge – take a left onto Windmill Lane for this perspective.

Written by Deb Snelson

Deb Snelson

Deb is an award winning full-time photographer who travels to Ireland to contribute to www.MegalithicIreland.com. Her photos can be viewed on that site as well as at her photography site. Deb’s Tips | Website

2 Responses

  1. tamieka July 13, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    These photos are beautiful, I love them! Hopefully I’ll have the chance to see them in person one day.

    • Deb Snelson July 15, 2012 at 3:52 am #

      Thank you Tamieka! Hope you get a chance to explore the windmill!

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