Millers and educators made their way to Skerries all the way from Fulton, Illinois which has Dutch heritage, where they spent four days learning about the culture and history behind Irish windmills. Coming over in mid-October from de Immigrant Windmill, a Windmills Cultural Centre which represents ten countries they visited Skerries Mills which has a water mill, two windmills,a cafe and a gift shop. The exchange programme is to be a learning experience for both mills.
One of the educators said "It was a great experience. The people were some of the friendliest and happiest I’ve met, despite the state of their economy.” From Skerries they visited twelve other Irish mills.