Unfinished millwheels found carved into Irish granite

Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Admin

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A number of partially completed millstones have been found by hikers near Creeslough, Ireland.

The important local history site is where skilled masons travelled to this area of flat faced granite rock slabs where they marked out the circle and painstakingly chiselled the rugged face until it revealed the wheel outline.

Some of the slabs discovered are still in this uncompleted state.

It shows the lengthy process it would have taken before the completed disc was separated from its parent rock and had a hole bore or chiselled in the middle.

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Story: Eamonn McFadden, Donegal Democrat | Photo: Donegal Democrat

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