The Mill Stone

The Mill Stone (1)

Whilst researching this monastic site, I have come across some really interesting information regarding not just the life and times of the man known as St. Moling but also about what life was like back in the day. I have found a fascinating medieval manuscript all about Moling which I am currently studying. If I manage to make any sense of it I would hope  to share some tales from this over the next few posts. So moving on to the Mill Stone, The town itself was known to have had a mill since pre-Norman times. But it would seem that the first mill was built allegedly by Mullin himself. As mentioned in the first post about St. Mullins Ecclesiastical site, he is believed to have constructed a mile long watercourse to power the mill. All that remains today of this achievement is a single mill stone. It would seem that Mullin was a bit of a superhero in his day, apparently there was very little that he could not do, but more about that later. The mill is believed to have used corn, but other accounts say that he was the person responsible for introducing Rye into Ireland. The stone looks to be broken, but the surrounds appear intact. I found this at the back of An Teampall Mór. In the hedgerow there are a set of very old slab steps which lead you down towards the water, in a clearing you will find the Mill stone. Its these little quirky unexpected finds that make the whole ruin hunt experience so rewarding and enjoyable.

Steps leading down to the Mill site.

Steps leading down to the Mill site.

The Mill Stone (2)

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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11 Responses to The Mill Stone

  1. Nice find. Looking forward to reading more.

  2. Ed, these posts are amazing. For those of us that love history and photography, it is very easy to get addicted to your work. Keep up the great work 🙂

  3. Robyn G says:

    I agree. Most enjoyable details Ed. Look forward to hearing more of this fellow and his story. Enjoy the manuscript.

  4. A really interesting post and blog with beautiful photographs. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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