Castleview Mills are a rare example of a working mill maintained as close as possible to its original built condition. Famous for the successful resistance to an armed eviction attempt in 1886 by Tim Hurley, it’s classed as an exemplar building in conservation terms. Built c. 1800 on the site of an older mill, the building is recognised as having international significance in terms of industrial archaeological heritage. As a result, the building has been successful in securing funding from the Community Monuments Fund which supports the preservation of such structures. This field trip will explore the conservation work completed to date which mixes traditional skills with modern engineering intervention. It will be presented by Joe O’Leary, in whose family the property has been for generations.
Booking essential as numbers are limited to 15.
Not suitable for people with mobility issues or children under 12.