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Mullan Village and Mill

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Mullan is a picturesque 19th Century mill village. Architecturally, much of the village is early Victorian in character. Very few similarly well defined and preserved examples of early rural industrial development exist in this country.

Mullan is a picturesque 19th Century mill village architecturally, much of the village is early Victorian in character. Very few similarly well defined and preserved examples of early rural industrial development exist in this country

There are a number of very attractive small cultural and heritage features within the village which make it attractive to visitors. These include a curved stone bench, a working water pump and a mill race which is over 1 kilometre long and reputed to be the longest mill race in this country.

Mullan (Muileann) means "the mill”. McCutheon in “The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland” (1984) describes these Ulster mill settlements: 'in country areas the mill village was a compact cluster of regular terraced housing. The character of these industrial settlements reflected the nature and outlook of the proprietors, who had usually built or financed both the houses themselves and an associated range of public buildings, school, church, recreation hall, welfare and community centre, library, shop, which together made up the physical fabric of the village'.

Favourable conditions such as the construction of roads and canals enabled goods to be transported from remote locations such as Mullan. The Great Northern Railway, Ulster Canal and the main Enniskillen to Belfast road passed very close to Mullan.