ME02177 - RATHGILLEN - Water mill - horizontal-wheeled

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Located on level, low-lying ground on the NE bank of a small NW-SE tributary of a SW-NE section of the old River Dee, c. 110m from its confluence with the river. The discovery of three rotary querns suggests that there may have been a water mill on the river shortly after it exited the original Moynagh Lough, which was much more extensive originally. It would have utilised the lake as a mill-pond, but there is no visible evidence of such a mill, and its location is not precisely known. The quernstones are kept at a nearby house. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 17 August, 2017

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
RATHGILLEN, Meath
GPS:
53.83, -6.74606
SMRS:
ME006-059----
what3words:
mercy.velocities.angled

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