Visitor Centre Guided Tours Re-Opening Statement


Our visitor centre has been eerily quiet over the past four months. We truly miss welcoming our visitors, from near and far, old friends and friends who have learnt our story and made the journey to see us! We miss the smiles from sharing moments and swapping tales. We miss the thrill of showing off our wonderful distillery and having the “banter” over tastings of our Irish spirits. 

Lockdown restrictions have been downgraded in recent days, and the tourism industry will attempt to get back on its feet in the coming weeks.  We’ve had visits from the Health and Safety Authority and the Health Service Executive, and are acutely aware of the safety requirements to protect our guests and our staff, and with that in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to remain closed to tours through July.  We will continue to monitor closely, the guidance of the Government, NEPHET, the CMO and the advice of the state agencies in this period.

Don’t be too dismayed however, we’ll be busy in the background, re-vamping our tours and improving our visitor experience, focusing on our flagship Single Malt Irish Whiskey, which will be released in Autumn.  This will be County Mayo’s first Irish Whiskey in over 170 years!   

We look forward to welcoming you back in August for guided tours, but in the meantime, our gift-shop remains open from 12PM-4PM Monday to Friday where you can purchase our spirits, merchandise, hand sanitiser and surface cleaner. You can also shop online via our website

We wish other businesses the best of luck with re-opening, and remember, please shop local, as many businesses will need your support in the coming weeks and months, in very difficult circumstance.

Thank you for your understanding, please watch this space, and all of our social media platforms, for further announcements.


Call +3539674902 with any queries.

Team Connacht Whiskey