A mill operated in Carrigboy, later Durrus village operated by the Sullivan family. It was powered by the Durrus or Four Mile River with a mill race near the former creamery. During the war it operated and Mr. Jim Dukelow of Coomkeen recollects bringing the family wheat there to be ground.
The presence of the Mill during the Emergency alleviates food shortages.
Sullivan’s grain mills Durrus c1820-c1945 o
A tail race brought water from Durrus River to the mill, that land area was subject to rent to the Bandon Estate from the 1850s as well the other Sullivan properties in the village. The area around the former mill is a building development.