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At Pearse Lyons Distillery whiskey is only part of our story. Our hosts on the tour are called storytellers as they are the narrators who will bring our stories to life. We believe powerful stories engage the imagination, are emotive and they help...more
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121-122 James's Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 691 6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great quality whiskey and excellent concept. Whiskey being made in a church! Interesting the learn about the history of the church and surrounding area finished off with whiskey tasting.

Thank MK W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A distillery with an interesting history. You will be kept entertained for the hour or so you are there and the distiller Martin will be more than happy to help answer any of your questions.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I grew up in the Dublin 8 and past St.James Church thousands of times but we were walking past it today coming from Houston Station into the city Centre and decided to pop in. We had our 2 girls aged 8 & 9 with is...More

Thank kathycollinsmoore
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an interesting visit! From the short film, to the brief tour, to the tasting, everything was very well done. This distillery is a nice contrast to Jameson and Tullamore D.E.W. in that it is a true small craft endeavor. The setting, an old church,...More

Thank OakParker98
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm continually impressed with people I meet from the Alltech companies and the entire team at the Pearse Lyons Distillery are no exception - After a ticketing issue they organised a tour for us after the normal end of day and could not have been...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited today and we had a blast! Justine, our guide, was sweet and super knowledgeable about the history of the grounds! She answered all of our questions with a smile. James, our whiskey guy, was funny and engaging. He made us all comfortable, from...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the distillery today, and I was both impressed and entertained. The distillery is interesting in itself, situated in the ruins of an old church, but the guides(storytellers) bring the tour alive. There plenty to see, learn and taste. I thoroughly the tour and can...More

Thank Wes G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative tour and wonderful tasting of their best Irish Whiskey. A centuries old church converted into a working distillery. Copper stills from Louisville KY so new they are not fully bronzed. Staff very friendly and modern visitor's center

Thank rjkuhn12018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So strange to believe a church has been turned into a distillery. We really enjoyed the tour today with Justine. Very lovely lady with lots of interesting facts about the whiskey making process itself within the church, as well as the history of the site....More

Thank 31traveller01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place show you the history of the church that become distillery, whisky producer. We arrived early so we had personal private tour instead of group of people. Worth to learn how's the whisky posses and taste some whisky.

Thank Ronnie H
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13 June 2018|
Response from Laura F | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Our tours run every thirty minutes throughout the day and the tour will last for approximately 1 hour. Please see our current opening times below: Monday - Thursday: First tour at 10:00am and then every... More
13 June 2018|
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Response from KevConn58 | Reviewed this property |
You can book online and choose a tour time that suits your schedule.
1 June 2018|
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Response from 673bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Hi , there is no resturant on site but a pub/resturant across the road , the malt , well worth a try , good food at a decent price , enjoy the distillery .