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Bunnanaddan Mill
Bunnanaddan Mill

Mentioned in a marriage settlement in 1782, this small Corn Mill was in use until the mid 20th Century. In 1801 it was leased by Robert Howes of Mount Irwin to James Costello of Kilfree. It originally formed part of the estate of John R Irwin of Flowerhill and subsequently that of the Percevals of Templehouse. It was worked by the Scanlon / Scanlan family for over 100 years. The 1847 Griffiths Valuation shows James Scanlan leasing the Mill from Col. Alexander Percival of Templehouse.

The 1911 Census lists Francis Scanlon as the "Miller".

In 1913 the Sligo Champion reported the death of his Father Martin Scanlon.

We deeply regret to announce the death of Martin Scanlon, which occurred Thursday morning of last week at his residence, the Mill, Bunninadden, after short illness. Deceased, who had reached the ripe age of 87 years, was, to within short period his demise, in the enjoyment of good health. He was favoured by Providence with an excellent constitution and a powerful physique and was scarcely ever ill. His death removes a very familiar and popular figure from the district, and he is deeply regretted by a very large circle of relations, friends, and acquaintances, for was most agreeable and obliging and was as fine a specimen of an industrious and respectable farmer as one could wish to see. Along with his farm he owned a corn mill which was largely patronised, owing, no doubt, the generous and good-natured character of its owner. 

Sligo Champion Saturday 19th July 1913.

The last member of the Scanlon family associated with the Mill, James Martin Scanlon, died in November 1987.

Type of Building:

Factory or Mill

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