Friday 14 December 2012

19th century Irish mills dataset now online

A mills database has been added to the Ulster Historical Foundation's Ancestry Ireland site (, based on the work of William E. Hogg of Dalkey, County Dublin, who has been researching the subject for decades. From the Foundation's announcement:

This huge resource on the old mills of Ireland has been prepared from mid nineteenth-century Valuation Office documents. There is a separate section for each of the 32 counties, with the name of the townland in which each mill was situated, and the name of the proprietor or the miller who toiled there at this period.

This Guide to the Mills of Ireland was first published in a series of four volumes in which the account for each county is separately listed & indexed.

To access this superb collection of information, members should go to our website (, login, and then follow the link to the Members’ Area.

(With thanks to the Ulster Historical Foundation)


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