Stoneground – No. 34
Martry Mill, owned by the Tallon family, was established near Kells Co. Meath in 1659 on the River Blackwater. This atmospheric film shows the age-old process of milling grain into flour, using the power of water and traditional stoneground milling techniques. James Tallon and his uncle Michael, produce the finest traditionally stoneground products. We learn how the mill grinds the grain and how it is also used to drive agricultural machinery. The film documents the work of traditional millers aware of their heritage, now lost to more efficient methods. Made in 1978.
Commentary- Andy O’Mahony; Music- Michéal Ó Súilleabháin; Running time – 26 minutes