North Kerry

Blennerville | Irish : Baile an Sceilig

Blennerville: (Irish- Cathair Ui Mhorain) on the approach to Tralee is Ireland’s only remaining commercially operated windmill. Built in 1780 and recently restored, it now produces 5 ton of ground wholemeal per week.
Here also we find the terminus for the Tralee- Blennerville Steam Railway. This was originally part of the Tralee and Dingle line, which closed in 1953; it is now operating since 1993.
In a shipyard nearby a replica of the Triple-Masted passenger ship named the Jeanie Johnston, which carried emigrants to New York and Quebec during the Great Famine, was constructed. At present it is moored in Fenit Harbour and eventually it hopes to retrace the steps of the original ship on its150th anniversary. In the year 2002 it is being taken to Cork City and put in dry dock.

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