Martry Mill has undergone 4 restorations under the Tallon ownership.

1960s

Thomas Tallon, father of the current owner, re-roofed the mill.

1970s

In 1974, Thomas re-timbered the sluice gates and the iconic waterwheel.

1980s

On the 22nd of April 1985 James Tallon, the current owner, carried out a massive restoration process. This included completely re-flooring the re-roofing the middle section of the mill, replacing the older wooden floors and ceilings with solid concrete.

Due to the Boyne Drainage Scheme, the River Blackwater lost its full ability to power the waterwheel. An electric motor was installed in the mill to replace the previous power of the waterwheel.

2012

In 2012, the most iconic part of Martry Mill was restored; the waterwheel. The waterwheel hadn’t fully worked since the late 70s. James, together with 4 German engineers completely rebuilt the waterwheel and the sluice gates. In early 2013, the Germans returned and restored internal machinery.

 

 

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