McCreedy’s Mill , Aughnacloy
The increasing prosperity of agriculture towards the end of the 18th century and the corresponding growth of Aughnacloy led to the establishment of a corn mill, on the tributary of the Blackwater river. The mill continued to prosper as demand for corn grinding grew during the 19th century. The mill also served as a saw mill, but with the import of cheap grain from the New World, its importance waned. The mill was bought by Robert McCreedy in 1919, who changed it to a scutch mill and converted it to motor power. It reached its peak of production during World War II, but after the war ceased in 1945, the demand for flax disappeared and the mill closed in 1952. The mill lay derelict until 1998 when it was renovated under a C.R.I.S.P. project and is now the McCreedy Mill Centre, managed by Aughnacloy Development Association.
Address: McCreedy’s Mill, Caledon Road, Aughnacloy, BT69 6AL
Directions: Coming from Ballygawley, take left off the far centre of the Village onto the Caledon Road. The Mill Centre is approximately 1/4 mile down this road on the right.Back