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The Old Mill

The Mills

In the early 18th century the linen industry was established in Douglas and the "Mills" played a major part in the village life for over two hundred years. As far back as 1726 the Douglas sailcloth industry was active. Rope making was another key industry at that time. The Mills were still producing cloth into the 1970’s and many of the club’s players were employed there. The old St. Patricks Mill site is now a thriving industrial park while the old Morrogh’s Mill in Donnybrook, which only closed in 1971, has many small firms working out of the premises and surrounding compound.