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Visit the new boutique Pearse Lyons Distillery, nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties, where Whiskey is only part of their story. 

Visit the new boutique Pearse Lyons Distillery, nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties. Whether you are an intrepid whiskey enthusiast, culturally curious or just an inquisitive Dubliner intent on learning more about your hometown, you are sure to enjoy a journey through 800 years of history. Discover fascinating stories, compelling characters and, of course, their signature Pearse Irish Whiskey at Dublin’s only boutique distillery.

From past to present, their local storyteller will regale the history and culture of the Liberties Dublin. Each tour will take in St. James’ Cemetery, which is over 800 years old. Here you will learn more about the characters who once graced the streets of Dublin. Your local storyteller will regale the history and heritage of the former St. James’ Church as it stood proudly through times of reformation, retribution and finally restoration. The former church was once the starting point for many Irish pilgrims on their way to begin The Camino De Santiago.

Once inside the church, now distillery, visitors will meet the distiller who will guide them through the Irish Whiskey distilling process from start to finish. Smell, touch and taste the different stages of whiskey distilling. Learn more about the traditional methods of pot still whiskey and finally enjoy a tasting of three signature Pearse Irish Whiskeys at their tasting bar, Pearse’s Place.

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

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, with the last tour taking place at 18:30 

Contact Details

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

T: +353 (0)1 691 6000

Closed: December 24 - 26, January 1 and Good Friday (March 30, 2018).

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

Approx Visit Duration: approx. 1 hour

Admission Prices 2018

Adult: €20.00
Senior (aged 65+): €18.00
Student (18+ with valid ID): €18.00
Child (aged 11-17): €10.00
Child (under 10): Free

Other Useful Information

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

Free paper information guides are available in English

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 Dubline, 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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