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Kilmainham Mills a step closer to being preserved after council issues endangerment notice

The mills are one of the last standing structures of water driven industrial heritage in Dublin City.

Image: Facebook/Save Kilmainham Mill Campaign

THE KILMAINHAM MILLS have been issued an endangerment notice by Dublin City Council after campaigning by locals to save the industrial-era building.

The notice recommends a detailed inspection of the property with repairs to be made – including the stabilising of floors in order to stop heavy machinery from falling through and causing further damage to the building.

It also asks for the overgrown vegetation and rubbish to be cleared, and windows and doors to be boarded up in case of unlawful entry.

Dublin City Councillor Ciarán Cuffe announced the news on Twitter, saying it was “a step in the right direction.”

“Our ambition was to have the mill protected,” Micheal O’Flanagan of the Save the Kilmainham Mill Campaign told TheJournal.ie

“For the last 15 years it has been deteriorating. With the result of this endangerment notice, it will make sure the necessary work will be done to preserve the structure.”

18424009_667797220088224_8411456294067146702_n The mills have been in disrepair for the last 15 years or more Source: Facebook/Save the Kilmainham Mills Campaign

The Kilmainham Mills are one of the last standing structures of water-driven industrial heritage in Dublin City, and dates back to the 1500s when it was originally part of Kilmainham Castle.

Since the recession, the mill has been in receivership under Grant Thorton, who will be responsible for fulfilling the endangerment notices specifications.

Micheal hopes Dublin City Council will purchase the propriety and re-purpose it as a public amenity for local people and tourists, with added cafés and walkways, due to its historic significance.

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