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Pearse Lyons Distillery

Four bottles of Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey on whiskey barrel in Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery is something of a hidden gem in Dublin’s Liberties, but this is only because it relatively new, having only opened its doors for the first time in 2016. The distillery was named after it’s founder, Pearse Lyons, one of the most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs to ever come out of Ireland.

History of the Distillery

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery

Pearse Lyons’s background was in brewing and he was aware of the proud history of whiskey distilling in the Liberties area of Dublin and so he decided to create a new distillery in an old disused church on James’s Street, just up the road from the Guinness brewery. Pearse Lyon’s grandfather had associations with the area and was in fact buried in the graveyard behind St. James’s church which made the location even more special

The old church building was tastefully and carefully restored and the interior lavishly designed and fitted out to create one of the city's most fascinating whiskey attractions, which would produce Irish whiskey for sale around the world, but which would also be a visitor attraction to showcase the process of distilling Irish whiskey.

Where to find Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Distillery is located on James' St in Dublin, which is also home to Roe & Co Distillery, and the Guinness Storehouse. You will find the distillery at 121-122 James's Street Dublin 8, Ireland

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

The Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour has a stop right outside Teeling Whiskey Distillery, as does City SIghtseeing and Big Bus Tours.


From Trinity College Dublin, the Distillery is 2.1 km walking distance - this is a 25 minute walk approx. (On the way, you will pass the stunning Christ Church Cathedral, or perhaps you might want to drop in to the world class Chester Beatty Library - it's free!)

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus has many routes passing right past Pearse Lyons Distillery - 13, 40 and 123. The bus stop is just across the road from the distillery. Plan your journey on the Dublin Bus website.


One of the best ways to get to Pearse Lyons Distillery is by bike. From the city centre, it will take just a few minutes, and you will pass by some iconic Dublin attractions on the way from the city. There are Dublin Bike stations located at James' Street and Royal Hospital.


There is a Luas stop at James', which is just 400m from the Distillery.

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