Kells Wholemeal Food and Beverage
Kells Wholemeal produce its flours in the Little Mill, which is built on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. The foundations of the Mill reach deep under the river bed, with foundations that have stood firm since 1501. The Little Mill is twinned with the Big Mill, which was built in 1780, standing almost directly across the River from its smaller partner. The Little Mill has been used to make many different products over its long life, grinding maize and flax, dressed seed for propagation by local farmers for harvest and sale to the Big Mill for milling into flour. Today, the Little Mill grinds wheat to make stoneground wholemeal which is sold to commercial bakeries and retail outlets.