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Pearse Lyons Distillery
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Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin’s only boutique distillery, located in Dublin’s historic Liberties, is a five-minute walk from Guinness Storehouse. Nestled in the former Church of St. James, this distillery has a colourful history dating back to the 12th century. 

During a one-hour tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard, guests are introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin’s historic Liberties. This district, rich in culture and traditions, was once a place of booming industry known as The Golden Triangle.

The area has undergone a remarkable phase of renewal and is now part of Dublin’s new distilling district. The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland’s finest small batch Irish Whiskies and celebrates the Irish traditions 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 the bar. Guests can choose from a private tour and tasting experience to a blending experience with the head distiller or a whiskey and food pairing experience, with local and seasonal produce, in the private tasting room. 

Highlights include:

  • Local storytellers
  • History of Dublin’s Liberties and the former St. James’ Church
  • Learn about the compelling characters buried in St. James’ Cemetery
  • Touch, taste and smell each step of the distilling process
  • Meet the distiller on each tour
  • Three whiskeys tasting of Pearse Irish Whiskey
  • Winner of Dublin's Best Tourism Experience 2019 - Travel Industry Awards (Under 100,000 Visitors)

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

Monday to Saturday: 09.30 -18.00 (first tour 10.00 and last tour 17.00)
Sundays: 11.30 -18.00 (first tour 12.00 and last tour 17.00)

Opening times during the summer will extend to 19:00 on a Thursday and Friday from mid-July until the end of August, with the last tour taking place at 18:00. 

Contact Details

Pearse Lyons Distillery
121-122 James’s Street, Dublin 8

T: +353 (0)1 691 6000
W: www.PearseLyonsDistillery.com 

Closed: December 24 - 26, January 1 

Last admission: 17.00 (with later closing during summer time, as above)

Approx Visit Duration: approx. 1 hour

Admission Prices 2020

Legacy Tour & Tasting Experience
Adult: €30
Senior(aged 65+): €28
Student: €28
Child (aged 11-17): €10.00
Child (under 10): Free

Signature Tour & Tasting Experience
Adult: €25
Senior(aged 65+): €23
Student: €23
Child (aged 11-17): €10.00
Child (under 10): Free

Trilogy Tour & Tasting Experience
Adult: €20
Senior(aged 65+): €18
Student: €18
Child (aged 11-17): €10.00
Child (under 10): Free

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Other Useful Information

All tours are guided and available in English and French. Specialist tours can also be arranged in advance, by request.


All booklets, interactives and welcome video are translated in seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese).

Gift shop sells Pearse Irish Whiskey, books, clothing and small gift items.

On-street parking on James's Street. Coach parking available on Dublin Quays with drop-off and collection point outside the distillery.

Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. 

Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required. 


  • Architecture & Building Expo for Interior and Exterior Award (2017)   

Map Location

Pearse Lyons Distillery is located on The Dublin, which runs from College Green to Kilmainham Gaol. Standing tall on James’s Street, Dublin 8, the distillery is only a five-minute walk from the Guinness Storehouse, just look for the glass spire in the skyline.

Pearse Lyons Distillery is a 15-minute walk from Grafton Street in the City Centre. The nearest Luas stop is James's on the Red Line, and it is approximately a 5 minute walk to the Distillery.

The distillery is approximately 12 km from Dublin Airport.  

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