Barrow Milling Company
Barrow Mills Buildings prior to demolition. Photo Dan Carbery
Milling Company advert.
were situated alongside the canal lock and weir on the river Barrow in
Carlow town. They were formerly Shackletons Mills and had closed down
before the mills were reopened again in the 1930ís.
was a millrace stream supplied from the river which drove a large wheel
for power. This continued to supply some of the power but by the reopening
the electricity supply from the Shannon Scheme through the ESB network
(Electricity Supply Board ) was supplying most of the power requirements.
The Grand Canal boats continued to service the mills. One of the owners of
the mill was Michael Wall a local business man who also owned Clogrennane
Limeworks. Two managers I can recall were Mr. O Flynn and Mr O Hanlon. In
latter years Mr. Jack Fleming was the manager.
The mills produced top quality flour, bran and pollard. Large timber bulk
silos were constructed in 1950ís to store the grain and were covered on
the outside with corrugated asbestos sheeting manufactured in Athy.
Excerpts from the Carlow County Museum submitted by Dan
- The Barrow Mills had been closed since 1927
following a court action by Mr Shackelton against the Sugar Factory.
- Centre picture, Bishop Cullen, on his left is
Father Fogarty, P.P., on his right Fr. Peader Mac Suibhne with Fr.
Campion behind him.
- Source: Michael
Purcell and Picture in the PPP.
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