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Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour

By Athlone Whiskey Tours
On the Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour, you will fully discover the centuries-old tradition of whiskey production in Athlone that encapsulates over 270 years of whiskey heritage and enjoy a few local tipples along the way! Athlone was once a bustling hub of distilleries and brewery's. The earliest record of distilling in Athlone can be traced back as far as 1740 and brewing can be traced back to the 1730's! On this walking tour, we will delve into the fascinating history associated with the distilling industry in Athlone that dates back as far as 1740! We will journey through a range of Irish whiskeys along the way and discover what makes them so unique.
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€29.50
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€29.50
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Ages 18-80, max of 8 per group
Duration:1h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • 3 Whiskey Tastings and handmade chocolate samples.
  • Local Knowledgeable Tour Guide


Departure details
  • Walsh's Bar & Grocery, 72 Connaught St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 TP93, Ireland The tour information and tour starting point will be provided via email once your booking has been made.
Return details
  • 2 Church St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 HK10, Ireland The tour information and tour starting point will be provided via email once your booking has been made.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110716P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be over the age of 18 years old. ID Required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour
  • We are accredited under the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110716P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Walsh's Bar & Grocery
    72 Connaught St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 TP93, Ireland
    The tour information and tour starting point will be provided via email once your booking has been made.
    See address & details
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    Athlone
    Stop: 90 minutes
    You will visit the historical sites associated with distilling in Athlone and enjoy 3 local Whiskey Tastings, one of which is accompanied by handmade chocolate samples.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
    Church of Saints Peter & Paul
  • You'll end at
    2 Church St
    2 Church St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 HK10, Ireland
    The tour information and tour starting point will be provided via email once your booking has been made.
    See address & details
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Great experience
Great experience! Myself and the group thoroughly enjoyed it, our host Deirdre was very knowledgeable on whiskeys a
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Fantastic experience!
Dierdre is awesome, we so enjoyed this tour. My wife and I and her parents arranged a private tour- it was well wor
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Athlone Whiske Tour
Absolutely loved this tour! Deirdre has a wealth of knowledge and a great tour planned. Pairing of the whiskey and
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trishamoran
Galway, Ireland3 contributions
Oct 2022
Deirdre was an amazing guide & taught us so much about Irish whiskey. We really enjoyed the tasting and the walk around Athlone. We were there for my Dad's Birthday and she even surprised him with a muffin and candle to celebrate.
We highly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for something to do in Athlone or has an interest in whiskey. We had a teetotaler on the trip who also thoroughly enjoyed it and was fascinated about the history of whiskey in Ireland.
Written 4 October 2022
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much for your review and delighted to hear that you all enjoyed the tour (and the whiskey)! It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to help celebrate your Dad's birthday and its lovely to hear that you enjoyed hearing about our rich Irish whiskey heritage. I hope to see you all again very soon in Athlone. Slainte!
Written 4 October 2022
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Barbara M
Galway, Ireland63 contributions
Was a nice experience to do, would reccommend to anyone who has an interest in the different selections of whiskey available
Written 15 October 2022
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the varied selection of local whiskies sampled on the tour. Hope to see you again soon in Athlone. Sláinte!
Written 18 October 2022
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Sam D
Burns, OR2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Oh if only we had more time in Athlone! Deirdre opened up a world of history about the area, the people, and the culture while taking us on a journey in time as well as a physical journey throughout Athlone. Oh and the whiskey! She tailored the experience for us and it was just right! I would highly recommend you book the privilege of a tour with Deirdre!
Written 30 September 2022
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you for your review and it was lovely meeting with you all! It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to share some interesting facts about our wonderful town and of course, introduce you to all to some of our finest 'uisce beatha' from the Midlands region of Ireland! Would be delighted to welcome you all back to Athlone again in the not too distant future I hope. Slainte!
Written 4 October 2022
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Jenibeth Marquez
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
It was an amazing tour and Deirdre, the tour guide, was very knowldgeable and friendly. I highly recommend both the tours and the tour guide.
Written 9 August 2020
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much for sharing your experience Jenibeth! I am delighted that you enjoyed the whiskey walking tour and it was lovely to have the opportunity to meet with you. Hope to see you again soon in Athlone!
Written 10 August 2020
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niall k
Murrisk, Ireland51 contributions
So many little bits of interesting history are connected with Athlone Ireland and whiskey and Deirdre is the best tour guide you could wish for. Great few hours had by 7 lads who didn’t really know Athlone before but left back for Dublin wiser about both Athlone and whiskey. Highly recommended
Written 13 October 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I am delighted that you all enjoyed the tour and it was lovely to have the opportunity to meet with you all. Hope to see you all again soon in Athlone!
Written 14 October 2019
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1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
As part of my father's birthday celebration we booked a private whiskey tour with Athlone whiskey tours and it was fantastic. Deirdre was a fabulous tour guide and was so accommodating, the whiskey was great too! It was the highlight of our weekend in Athlone
Written 16 July 2019
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I am delighted that you all enjoyed the tour and it was lovely to have the opportunity to share in your Dad's birthday celebration! Hope to see you all again soon in Athlone!
Written 17 July 2019
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annaboles
County Westmeath, Ireland1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Solo
Huge thank you to the lovely Deirdre of Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour for a really fun & interesting afternoon last Feburary.
Athlone really is steeped in loads of interesting history & facts that I'd never heard of until I did this tour. Fascinating stories & historical buildings right on our doorstep, Plus the whiskey & chocolate tasting was an added bonus!! I Would highly recommend this tour to locals & visitors alike!
Written 13 July 2019
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much Anna. So pleased that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again very soon!
Written 15 July 2019
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Damien O
Athlone, Ireland18 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We recently spent an amazing afternoon of history, whiskey and craic with Deirdre from Athlone Whiskey Tours. As a native Athlone man I wasn’t expecting to learn so much, but I was wrong! This tour is perfect for locals and tourists alike. Deirdre has premium whiskeys for tasting and has an in-depth knowledge of all things whiskey around the midlands. Cannot recommend the tour enough!
Written 10 July 2019
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AthloneWhiskeyTours
Thank you so much Damien. Delighted that you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you both again very soon!
Written 12 July 2019
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