Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Counties Fermanagh & Tyrone

Beetling, the final stage of linen-making, involves pounding the cloth with wooden hammers, or beetles, to give it a smooth sheen. This 18th-century mill still has its original machinery and stages loud demonstrations of the linen-making process during hour-long guided tours. The whitewashed building is on a pretty stretch of the Ballinderry River, 8km west of Cookstown, just off the A505.

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