Archaeology at Killeen Mill

Archaeological Consultancy Services Unit were appointed in April to carry out advance archaeological work at Killeen Mill near Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. The Mill itself is located just outside the fringes of the Killeen Castle Estate but would originally have been part of the estate lands. The Mill was until recently thought to date to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century but research commissioned by the owners revealed that it has older origins and it is illustrated on the mid seventeenth century Down Survey map. The present owners hope to redevelop the mill as a heritage atttraction. The Mill is in good condition and consists of the main mill building over four floors, a kiln to the rear, a horizontal mill wheel powered by an iron chute, a mill race, mill pond and tailrace. The original millers house also survives. The advance archaeological investigation is now completed and it would be great to see the mill restored as planned.

 

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