Mill Talks at the Outhouse

Four talks this September and October explore the history of Kilmainham Mill and the industrial and weaving heritage of the area.



The Kilmainham Mill Group are hosting a series of talks to mark the completion of the stabilisation repair works of Kilmainham Mill, recently carried out by Dublin City Council, and to inform and engage the local community  in the history and the environs of the Mill and the opportunities for its future.


Wednesday 27 September at 18.00 – 19.15 

Presentation of stabilisation and repair works carried out at Kilmainham Mill and summary of the updated Conservation Plan and future plans for the Mill.

Speakers: Donncha O’Dulaing – Senior Executive Officer Dublin City Council and Project Leader and Lucy O’Connor, Conservation Architect Howley Hayes Cooney Architects

Chair: Michael O’Flanagan 


Wednesday 4 October 2023 at 18.00 – 19.15 

Presentation on the history of St John’s Priory, Kilmainham and the development of Old Kilmainham and its relationship to Kilmainham Mill.

Speaker: Dr Paolo Virtuani – Medieval Historian, University College Dublin, member of DCC project team that informed the illustration of the reconstruction of St Johns Priory in c. 1340. 

Chairs: Michael O’Flanagan and Lorna Cady


Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 18.00 – 19.15 

Overview of the history of mills on the river Camac and discussion of the industrial archaeology and machinery found in Kilmainham Mill.

Speakers: Dr Niall Colfer – Assistant City Archaeologist Dublin City Council and Dr Fred Hamond – Freelance Industrial Archaeologist

Chair: Angela Rolfe


Wednesday 18 October 2023 at 18.00 – 19.15 

Panel Discussion: Weaving at the Mill – spinners, weavers, dyers and finishers who worked at Kilmainham Mill.

Panel: Noírín Kennedy Pye, Dr John O’Loughlin Kennedy, Liz Rackard and Annie Dibble. 

Chairs: Mary Waddell and Georgia Dunne

Attendance is free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Details of booking for any of the four talks in the series at


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