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Connacht Whiskey Company

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Alright Alright Alright.

Brought my friend there for his 30th birthday. My first time ever at a distillery, and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle B
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Great tour!

Had a rainy day, so decided to take the tour at Connacht after visiting Belleek Castle. Great tour... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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We are an independently owned craft Irish whiskey distillery located in the town of Ballina, County Mayo Ireland. Situated in a beautiful setting across from the River Moy, the distillery offers guided tours, tastings, and a gift shop. You will...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my friend there for his 30th birthday. My first time ever at a distillery, and it was interesting. Bridget was both an excellent host and great entertainer. Bar is superb and the drinks were great.

Thank Danielle B
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Danielle B, Thanks so much for leaving a review of your expwerience with us! I am delighted you and your friend enjoyed your visit, I will let Bridget know it was "alright, alright, alright" ;) All the best, Lyndsey

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Had a rainy day, so decided to take the tour at Connacht after visiting Belleek Castle. Great tour! Our tour guide, Lyndsey, was very knowledgeable and friendly and gave a ton of information about the Distillery itself, as well as the distilling process. The tasting...More

Thank Rumdoodles
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rumdoodles, Thanks very much for taking time out to write a review of your visit with us. I am so glad you enjoyed the experience and found the tour interesting and the tasting fun! We always try to make it enjoyable for everyone who...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

10 euro each for the tour, had the tour you go into one room and the girl explains all about the process. Not a lot to see. What really upset me was charging our American guests 3.50 each for a promotional pen. (Remember they just...More

Thank Harry F
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Harry F, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. I am disappointed that you believe the tour was not value for money. Our visitor experience is unique in that we have our production floor set up at a...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and tasting experience when we stayed in Ballina. Bridget was a great host and made the experience for us! Would recommend to anyone!

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Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Philip K, Thank you very much for your lovely review! Bridget is fantastic at telling our Connacht Whiskey story so i will be sure to pass on your conpliments. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review! Lyndsey

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Very interesting tour of distillery, very informative, delivered in a friendly manner. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.More

1  Thank Susan N
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello Susan N, Thanks for leaving such a positive review, we really appreciate it! I am so happy you had such an enjoyable time with us and that you found the tour interesting, we try to make it as informative and fun as possible! Regards,...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon if you are around Ballina. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience from tour to tasting. Learning about all the different spirits being made here (whiskey, poitin, vodka and gin) was really interesting and our guide Bridget couldn’t have been better!...More

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Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello 285shane89, Thank you for leaving a review of your time spent at the distillery. Bridget will be delighted with your kind words, she is our tour guide queen! You are welcome back any time, I hope you were able to kick back and enjoy...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We came for a visit on Saturday 22nd September. The tour was fantastic. The staff are so friendly and lots of information on the products too. Lots of tasting and lots of fun. Would without a doubt recommend to family and friends. Thank you for...More

Thank kilcross22
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Kilcross22, WOW! Thank you for describing your visit with us as the best tour ever! Such a huge compliment for us, we always work hard to make sure our guests enjoy a well informed tour and a fun tasting session. We really appreciate such...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Our tour was guided by Bridget, she was really welcoming and personable. They are a NEW distillery, so don’t have their own whiskey just yet, however the 3 ‘guest’ and partnership whiskeys that they have in are great! The gin, vodka and poochine were great,...More

Thank Writingreviews
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Writingreviews, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your time at the Connacht Whiskey distillery. Bridget is indeed a wonderful ambassador for our distillery, I will be sure to pass on your kind words. Right now our whiskey...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Wonderful touring this great space in my hometown. Brigitte was informed, welcoming and lovely. The whiskey tasting room is very quaint and will be a big hit w/ foreigners who crave nostalgia.

Thank Cailingodeas
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Cailingodeas, Thank you for leaving such a lovely positive review of your visit to Connacht Whiskey, I am so glad you foung your time with Bridget enjoyable! All the best, Lyndsey H

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant and informative tour with Bridget who explained the process to make the connaught spirits in depth. The tour was taken at completely our own pace and we didn't feel hurried at any point. Bridget also guided us through our tasting which...More

Thank Alex B
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Alex B, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with Bridget at Connacht Whiskey. I will pass along the lovely compliments to Bridget she will be delighted! She is a wonderful asset to our team and...More

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kazerella
3 April 2018|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
The prices are on their website, as you have to pre-book tours.
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Caroline E
24 August 2017|
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Response from Lyndsey H | Property representative |
Hi Caroline, Thanks for interest in Connacht Whiskey. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half. We have tours Monday to Saturday 12.30 and 15.30. We are open some Sundays depending on season. Booking is advisable... More
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