Pearse Lyons Distillery
Pearse Lyons Distillery
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Monday
11:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 18:00
Thursday
11:30 - 18:00
Friday
11:30 - 18:00
Saturday
11:30 - 18:00
Sunday
11:30 - 18:00
About
Located in Dublin’s historic Liberties, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin’s only boutique distillery, is a five-minute walk from The Guinness Storehouse. Nestled in the former Church of St. James, this distillery has a colourful history dating back to the 12 Century. On tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard, guests are introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin’s famous distilling and brewing district. This district, rich in culture and tradition, was once a place of booming industry known as The Golden Triangle. The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland’s finest small batch Irish whiskies and celebrates the Irish tradition of storytelling on each guided tour. Guests enjoy a sensory experience as they are brought through the distilling process, before enjoying whiskey and gin tastings at our tasting bar. All booklets, interactives and welcome video are translated in seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • James`s • 4 min walk
  • Heuston • 6 min walk
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  • Nicholas M
    1 contribution
    Take This Tour
    Sheila and David provided a fantastic experience blending history and whiskey education. I would highly recommend anyone take this tour and hope you get both of them leading it for you. The whiskey and the gin were fantastic as well!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Roving14542579613
    1 contribution
    Excellent whiskey tour worth the time
    A wonderful tour. I enjoyed learning the history of the distillery and it's founder as well as the process of distilling. It's a very personable tour thanks to our guide Andrew. You can touch and smell a lot of the stages of the product and I would recommend getting the full tasting "legacy" option. Very glad I went and my only request is to sell the shot glasses as I wished they were on sale when I went. This distillery is easily accessible via the tour buses.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Noel D
    1 contribution
    A must do in Dublin!
    We had the Cocktail Makers Class this afternoon with Kaitlyn. We were fortunate to be their first class in their newly renovated bar space! The bar was extremely nice and clean! Kaitlyn had everything set out that we would need for our class and was very welcoming! The class was such a fun experience and I learned so much from it! Kaitlyn was a great instructor and very personable! She was very knowledgeable and made us cocktail making novices feel very much at ease! This class is definitely one of the top experiences we had while in Ireland!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • DanandKay
    Melrose, Wisconsin234 contributions
    Boutique Distillery
    This one is unique and definitely worth a visit. They don’t make thousands of bottles annually, but stick to their roots of sustainability and quality. Everything is created at the one unique church location. We had a fine tour led by Kaitlyn. She was wonderful…knowledgeable and extremely professional. While the whiskey was good, I was totally surprised by the rhubarb gin. What a wonderful byproduct. I highly encourage your visit. It’s a nice complement to Jameson and Teeling tours…much more personal!!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Cath W
    4 contributions
    A great whiskey tour
    Sheila was a marvellous guide and very knowledgeable. The tour was very interesting and also the history and restoration of the church. The whiskey tasting was informative and has created an appreciation of the different whiskeys and the whiskey making process.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
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Kalmthout, Belgium42 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing tour, unique location in the old church. A lot of historical background to this distillery. We got a great experience and wonderfull guide Sheila. Great whiskey, value for money
Written 10 February 2024
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martha p
Rösrath, Germany1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Incredible location for a distillery - in a church. Very nice guide. The tasting was very good and I would highly recommend it.
Written 27 January 2024
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Rory G
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Jan 2024 • Couples
The distillery is built into a beautiful old church with so much character. The real highlight of the tour however was our guide Sheila was so lovely and had answers to just about every one of our questions. Also got to try 4 different samples of the whiskey which is good value in itself for price of tour.
Written 19 January 2024
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Sherpa38976528639
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Jan 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit & tour around the distillery. Sheila was an excellent guide very knowledgeable & friendly & really made us feel welcome sharing a lot of Dublin's history & Dr Lyons passion for the city & whiskey. Will definitely recommend to our friends & family visiting Dublin, a very worthwhile visit, thank you!
Written 19 January 2024
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Lisa B
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great tour and whiskey tasting. The staff are was nice and welcoming. The tour guide Sebastian made the experience so much fun!
Written 14 January 2024
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Mirja A
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Marc is sooo good guide. Tour was perfekt. "Rebecca" was my favourite and barrels behind the bars...hahaa...go and see what I mean. Very good Whiskeys.
Written 6 January 2024
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Antoine B
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
We had an amazing visit at Pearse Lyons ! The tour guide, Hubert (a VIP one, he is the Operations Manager), was very kind and provided the visit in French since we were a very big group of French people, including children ! We had stunning anecdotes, historically and product-wise. Hubert was very patient and took the time to make a great tasting a give us very interesting insights about the distillery. I highly recommend the tour. The products are also superb!
Written 2 January 2024
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Rob L
Glen Mills, PA8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Very interesting and informative in a great space. Tour guide was a historian who had developed some of the history from the site and new the founders personally. Also very knowledgeable about the whisky
Written 1 January 2024
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Plymouth, UK8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
A beautiful distillery set in Dublins whiskey heart. The tour was very well carried out, starting with a graveyard tour around the stunning old church. Then heading inside for an explanation of the whiskey making process and even better the chance to try a few tasting samples.
The church inside has been delicately transformed and all aspects of the transformation and the whiskey were expertly explained by our guide John, thank you so much.
Written 29 December 2023
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Bill G
Felixstowe, UK2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fantastic tour, building and guide. The history and story was really special. Great value and exceptional tasting whisky’s
Would recommend.
Written 11 December 2023
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