The Dublin Liberties Distillery creates new jobs

Construction has begun on the new €15 million distillery and visitor centre creating construction and permanent jobs in the local area.

The company says 50 construction jobs have been created and 19 permanent positions will become available at the new distillery on Mill Street in the heart of Dublin 8.

“Our goal is for The Dublin Liberties Distillery to become one of the leading whiskey producers in Ireland,” Darryl McNally, general manager and master distiller at the Dublin Liberties Distillery, said. 

Marketing director Sinead O’Frighil (left) and manager and master distiller Darryl McNally (right) // Conor McCabe

“We are building a world-class distillery in the heart of Dublin with a visitor experience like no other. It will perfectly compliment all the other developments in what is fast becoming the most exciting part of Dublin.”

The distillery will see the 300-year-old building on Mill Street go under redevelopment, while the plan from SAA Architects will preserve the original features of the old mill and tannery.

“The building is an important piece of the industrial historical fabric of the Liberties having formerly been a mill and tannery,” Shane Santry, director of SSA Architects, said. “While there is no conservation order on the building we felt that it was important to conserve the history and spirit of the Liberties whilst creating a feature that really stands out.”

The visitor centre will take approximately 12 months to complete and the visitor centre is set to open in late spring 2018.

“The new distillery and visitor centre is good news for the Liberties area and Dublin as a whole,” Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Dublin Chamber, said.

Burke added: “The Liberties area has huge potential for increased tourist activity, particularly given its proximity to the ‘Dubline’ route between Trinity College and Kilmainham. We would also be keen to see progress in the redevelopment of the Iveagh Markets, which seems to have stalled.

“The two projects – both individually and together – are hugely exciting and will greatly enhance Dublin’s cultural offering. We very much hope that the new distillery will encourage other new businesses to open up in the Liberties area and entice more and more people to visit it.”

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