Ireland’s Last Beetling Mill: Cookstown, Co Tyrone


Photo by Linda Bailey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence - Click photo for source info

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I couldn’t resist stopping at a place with a name like beetling mill. Ends up beetling was the final step in Northern Ireland’s once-booming linen production. The original 1790s machinery inside still works.  The site is beautifully situated, and a walk around the back to see the wheel and sluice gate is worth a peek.

Written by Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes

Liam splits his time between the US and County Tipperary, Ireland. In addition to providing private tours of Ireland, he spends much of his time hunting for broken dishes which he crafts into beautiful shard jewelry.
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