An Taoiseach Enda Kenney, along with a number of our investors and friends, attended the official dedication of the Connacht Distillery on October 9. The €10m investment will generate 40 new jobs at the 27,000 sq ft/2500 m2 distillery.

We were pleased so many were able to join us and attend the Connacht Whiskey Company’s distillery grand opening in Ballina on October 9, 2015. The reception from the Irish government, local community, and spirits industry was spectacular and gratifying.


An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, graciously accepted our invitation to officially open our distillery. He spoke for over a half hour to our crowd of about 125 people, and we could not have been more impressed with his heartfelt statements concerning his love for the West of Ireland and his appreciation of the American involvement in our enterprise.