Lack Mill

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The ruined shell of Lack Mill can be seen from the river walk and stands out as an important architectural feature and local landmark on the Clare River close to Russelstown Bridge. This impressive industrial site functioned as a Corn and Tuck Mill, and is noted in the Valuation Office Mill Book records of the 1850s as having one pair of mill stones, a water wheel of 14 foot diameter, and is valued at £2. The resident Miller at that time was named as John Farrell. There is quite an extensive suite of buildings surviving on the ground. Though ruined it is still possible to determine the route of the millrace.  Evidence of a sluice gate for controlling water flow is also to be seen. It is probable that some of the ancillary structures functioned as a grain-drying kiln. Source: Milltown Galway

This page was added on 03/04/2017.

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