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Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Legacy Experience provided by Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Legacy Experience

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Legacy Experience
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Located in Dublin’s historic Liberties, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin’s only boutique distillery, is a five-minute walk from The Guinness Storehouse. Nestled in the former Church of St.James, this distillery has a colourful history dating back to the 12 Century. On tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard, guests are introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin’s famous distilling and brewing district. This district, rich in culture and tradition, was once a place of booming industry known as The Golden Triangle. The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland’s finest small batch Irish whiskies and celebrates the Irish tradition 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 our tasting bar. All of our booklets, interactives and welcome video are translated in seven languages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-80 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-80 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59386P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local storyteller
  • Irish Whiskey tasting
  • Gin tasting
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Pearse Lyons Distillery
Exclusions
  • Souvenirs and gift shop items (available to purchase)
Duration
60–80 minutes
Departure details
  • Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, 121-122, James's Street, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, D08 ET27, Ireland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years for tasting experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local storyteller
  • Irish Whiskey tasting
  • Gin tasting
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Pearse Lyons Distillery
Exclusions
  • Souvenirs and gift shop items (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, 121-122, James's Street, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, D08 ET27, Ireland
Duration
60–80 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years for tasting experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
A note from Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Legacy Experience
Proof of immunity to Covid-19 (recovery cert) in place of vaccine passes are accepted.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery
    121-122, James's Street, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, D08 ET27, Ireland
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    Pearse Lyons Distillery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Our guided tours are hosted by our team of friendly storytellers, who will regale you with intriguing tales dating back to the 12th Century. Our distillery tours are small in size and in keeping with our boutique nature, so you can enjoy a more personal experience. • Each tour includes a guided tour of St. James' cemetery and takes in the history of the former St. James Church.  • Once inside our distillery, our storyteller will walk you through the distilling process from start to finish. Here visitors get to touch, taste and smell each step of distilling.  • Like all good whiskey tours, we save the best until last, with a special tasting of five signature Pearse Irish Whiskeys and our handcrafted Irish gin at our tasting bar.  • Visitors are then free to take a stroll through our gift shop and soak up the atmosphere in our adjoining bar, McCann's. 
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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DMVvagabond
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Best Distillery Tour in Dublin
Oct 2021
Though it is only been in operation since 2013, Pearse Lyons is a unique distillery experience. The whiskey they produce is excellent and the gin is the best I have tasted (admittedly, I am not a gin drinker - but bought a bottle because it was so unique).

But more than the spirits, the location of the distillery is a window into the history of the neighborhood. Dr. and Mrs. Lyon did an amazing job of restoring a beautiful church and giving it a new purpose. Their effort and that of the staff who are passionate about their made the experience into much more than a typical tasting.
Written 10 October 2021
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TraceyF1092
Thanks for your great review - We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you enjoy your bottle of Gin!
Written 18 October 2021
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Karima M
Muscat, Oman24 contributions
Amazing Tour!
My husband (Irish) and I (American) had the opportunity to tour the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery which is located in a beautifully restored church. It's just gorgeous. Bernard explained the history of the area, church and distillery while James explained the distillation process and gave us the run down on the different whiskies and gin we sampled. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the tour and sampling. They were lovely! When we do have outside visitors we will have to come back!
Written 19 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it! We'll be sure to let Bernard and James know too!
Written 18 October 2021
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AndyG_1983_12
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Amazing history and a unique experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
We did the legacy tour yesterday as part of our staycation and we were blown away by the history and background to the distillery. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and was brilliant at explaining the different types of whiskies and gins. Highly recommend it for the history and the whiskey of course ! Thanks for a great time 🙂
Written 10 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it!
Written 18 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katie M
County Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
The Legacy Tour at Pearse Lyons is not to be missed!
Sep 2020 • Couples
My husband and I love whiskey and gin distillery tours on the rare times we can get an afternoon to ourselves. We have done quite a few in Dublin over past few years and must say that even though Pearse Lyons is one of the smaller distilleries in the Liberties area of Dublin, it is very impressive and stands tall amongst its titan competitors.

We were booked on the legacy tour, booked by customer care rep Laura who gave us a warm welcome and a brief overview of how the tour will run while complying with covid health and safety guidelines. We felt very safe and social distancing / hand sanitising was observed throughout the experience without being overwhelming.
Tour had 6 people which was nice. Our guide Sheila was really friendly and really knew her stuff. We learned about the history of the company and the grounds its built on, all really interesting. The graveyard on the site has many fasincating stories of the people buried there and the transformarion of the church into the distillery/museum/shop was very impressive.

We had 5 tasting drinks and they made a lovely fuss over the fact it was our 10th wedding anniversary. It really is little things like that that really makes me want to return in the future with more people. We bought a bottle of their 7 year batch brand to mark the occasion, it was de-lish!

Tour was just over an hour long. Make sure to add this to your list of things to do next time your in Dublin city! :-)
Written 6 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us, Katie. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 October 2021
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Andrew Ryan
1 contribution
A gem in the city!
Jul 2020 • Friends
Absolutely well worth visiting, whether you're a tourist or a local like myself. I learned a lot about the history of the area from Sheila, who is so knowledgeable and passionate about it. Veronica, James and John were all very good with their time, so pleasant and happy to answer any questions at different stages.

The building itself is so gorgeous and worth a visit just to see the fantastic job they've done with it. That's not to mention the main attraction - whiskey! There's a variety of products available to try, to suit all tastes. Don't be put off if whiskey isn't your thing, they do some lovely gin too! Plus they've nice beers available in the shop at the end also.

I'd been meaning to do the tour for a couple of years and am delighted I finally did. It's in the heart of the old city and close to the city centre so is very accessible on foot or by bus. The combination of the tour, the place, the product and the people is perfect!
Written 3 August 2020
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Dear kessler3000, Thank you for taking the to write this lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable experience visiting our distillery. I will pass on your kinds words to the members of our team you met while on the tour. We really appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 25 August 2020
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OisinM83
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
Fantastic place
Finally got around to visiting after way too long. For those who might be worried they have an excellent set up with social distancing and all staff are masked. A great video tells you all about the place and then you get a tour of the graveyard and distillery which is located in an old church. The setting is beautiful and you get all the information you could need as well as a few whiskeys to sample the amount and type depending on the tour you do and they are more than happy to answer your questions as you sip. Highly recommended.
Written 29 July 2020
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Dear OisinM83, Thank you for coming to Pearse Lyons Distillery and leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted to hear about your experience with us and thank you for recommending us. Thanks for visiting and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 27 August 2020
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Spanien_Urlauber_13
Hamburg, Germany439 contributions
Great whiskey tour of Dublin's best distillery
Mar 2020
What a nice time we had at the Pearse Lyon's Distillery. On the tour it was just the two of us and one other tourist (from the US). The lady who did the tour with us was very informative, funny and smart. She had fun telling us about the history of the distillery. In the end we did the tasting of four Pearse Lyon's whiskeys and on very good gin. We had a memorable time and will be back!
Written 8 March 2020
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Dear Spanien_Urlauber_13, Thank you for your excellent feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience in our distillery and we created such a memorable experience for you. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 23 March 2020
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KPFoodie
United Kingdom9 contributions
Unique experience
Mar 2020
Such a lovely beautiful building, small distillery within a church.
Our guide was very informative and provided lots of information including the grave yard and the history.
Special mention also to the coffee shop, the carrot cake is one of the best!
Written 5 March 2020
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Dear KPFoodie, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience in our Distillery and time in our Tea Room. We are thrilled to know you rate our Carrot Cake as one of the best you have had! We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 23 March 2020
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Nix S
Leeds, UK19 contributions
A true gem in the heart of the city!
Wow! What a fabulous distillery and a beautiful story of how it came into existence. It has to be seen to be believed! Glad we were able to experience it.
Written 23 February 2020
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Dear Nix S, Thank you for taking the to write this lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Distillery. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 9 March 2020
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MFWT1998
25 contributions
Whiskey tasting
We visited the distillery on February 13th
What a unique venue. The distillery is in the church. Tiernan lead us on a tour of the church and graveyard. He was great and ready to answer questions.

Emma was our guide for the whiskey tasting. She was excellent, understood the whiskey and was very engaging...had lots of great stories and clearly enjoys her job

Overall the experience was a very unexpected surprise...we enjoyed the tour, tasting and the whole experience
Written 14 February 2020
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Dear MFWT1998, Thank you for coming to the Pearse Lyons Distillery and leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted to hear about your experience with us and thank you for recommending us. We will pass Tiernan and Emma on your fabulous feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to our distillery again soon! Kind regards, Laura
Written 9 March 2020
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ClausHebor
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Great whiskey & history experience in Dublin
The distillery is built into an old church which makes it an amazing experience to visit. You´ll get a great whiske
208erwinh
208erwinh
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Nice tour
A church transformed into distillery is something new for me but original! The history behind this distillery/Chur
sportsguy2008
sportsguy2008
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Great Tour!
Enjoyable Tour of a boutique Whiskey Distillery , very interesting on both the story of the church and the making o
lisahayes118
lisahayes118
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Fantastic tour
What a gem of a place!! We had a fantastic experience and with it being on our doorstep, we'll be going again! Davi
-Laura-D-Trips
-Laura-D-Trips
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A unique whiskey tour experience
A very interesting tour with a top-class tour guide, James. We had a brilliant experience and got to taste lots of
starskys77
starskys77
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Connoisseur whiskey tour at an affordable price.
In keeping things local and trying to give more at home during these times, my partner & I checked out this tour on
Nukid38
Nukid38
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An entertaining guide to the making of whiskey
This was a really nice surprise,this distillery is located in the Liberties in Dublin. On arrival the staff were s
iainsmall84
iainsmall84
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Great value for money
I had a great time being shown around this distillery by Sheila, she was very enthusiastic with the whole experienc
Arne G
Arne G
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History with a Whiskey and Gin experience
We visited Dublin and since I am a whiskey nerd we booked a tour in the Pearse Lyons Distillery. My wife joined me
Alison R
Alison R
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Highly Recommend, even if you only visit 1 distillery in Dublin
Beautiful distillery with a unique story and setting. Some people may hear church turned distillery and think "tha
Michael6370
Michael6370
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Great Whiskey Tour and tasting.
The Destillery us definitely worth visiting. We had a great time with David F. our Tour guide. Learned a lot about
lynda j
lynda j
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Brilliant
Excellant tour of this old church , renovated and turned into a Distillary.lots of history about the graveyard, whi
Caiman212
Caiman212
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1hr tour
One hour tour with some history about Dublin, The Liberties and the local distillers. Very friendly and knowledgea
SsEric
SsEric
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Brilliant tour
Emma and Shela did and amazing work taking us through the distillery, informative and enjoyable, whiskey was delici
j-s-a-patt
j-s-a-patt
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Brillant, would highly recommend
Very interesting tour, beautiful building, whiskeys were amazing but the staff made this tour for our group of 6, s
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