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Pearse Lyons Distillery

Open Now: 09:30 - 18:00
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Family history, a personal passion fro brewing and distilling, an entrepreneurial spirit has inspired the restoration of St. James' Church and the continuing renaissance of distilling in the Liberties, Dublin. Pearse Lyons Distillery is Dublin’s...more
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121-122 James's Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 691 6000
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All reviews old church renovated church distilling process whiskey tasting james church master distiller beautiful restoration excellent whiskey stain glass windows deconsecrated church whiskey trail definately recommend a visit personalized tour whiskey making process great tour local history tour starts
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the 3 day hop on/hop off bus ticket, which allowed free entry to the distillery tour/ taster. However, this ticket only allows 1 tast. If you pay an extra €10 you get 3 in total. All different The lady who conducted the tour...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to several distilleries in Dublin and this one is really my favourite ! The tour is very detailed about how to create whiskey of course but is also very funny, with a lot of stories ! The place itself is amazing, a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Pearse Lyons distillery is a hidden gem in terms of Irish distilleries! The site itself is steeped in history and the former church has been beautifully restored and given a new lease of life. The staff are very passionate and knowledgeable and couldn’t have...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restoration of St. James Church is amazing! And the care with which the distillery was constructed to still respect the church is so very evident. Outstanding tour guides and fantastic Irish Whisky. It is worth your time to visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else will you have the chance to not only tour a beautiful, centuries old church, but also hear about how the Lyons family turned it into a distillery? Nowhere, that's where. This may be a relatively new distillery, but the whiskey is fantastic. They...More

Thank Elizabeth I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy, a distillery in a church! They have spent 25 million euro on this place and the whisky and gin is marvellous.

Thank ccashmere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this tour because it started with a historical portion since the distillery was formerly a church. They were doing restoration and historical research in the cemetery and shared what they had learned. Our tour guide (Gareth) was very knowledgeable and funny. The building...More

Thank rwiede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited several distilleries before, and Pearse Lyons Distillery is definitely my favourite. It was interesting to see how an old charch was innovated into a distillery. Since it is a small-scaled distillery, I could see how they are making whisky in one place...More

Thank kojikotta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live down the road from the distillery. We pass it every day and eventually found time to pop in for a look. Excellent tour. Very informative and the best bit, the free whiskies at the end. After meeting a few people on the tour,...More

Thank PadraicL1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While looking for a brew place, we found the Pearse Distillery, a church turned into a whiskey making machine. The tour was interesting and educational; the whiskey good.

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13 June 2018|
Response from LauraF7065 | 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 .