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Connacht Whiskey Distillery

The Connacht Whiskey Distillery is situated beside the picturesque Belleek woods in Ballina and is the first working distillery to open in Mayo for over 100 years.  

A guided tour of the distillery offers visitors the opportunity to discover, from grain to glass, the tradition and craft behind copper pot distillation and the revival of spirit making along the banks of The River Moy. Each step in the production stage is expertly explained, offering an engaging and informative experience  

Visitors are then invited to an intimate tasting session where our knowledgeable guides explain the nose and the flavour profile of each of our spirits including the Spade & Bushel whiskey, our award winning Straw Boys vodka and our Straw Boys Poitin.



Booking is essential for our guided tours which are available: 

Thursday and Friday at 3:30pm and Saturday at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. 


The Distillery Discovery Tour is €10.00 per person.  

The Connacht Craft Experience includes the distillery tour and a tasting of the Spade & Bushel whiskey and Straw Boys vodka and is €15.00 person. 

The Ultimate Connacht Experience includes the distillery tour and a tasting of the Spade & Bushel, Straw Boys vodka and Straw Boys Poitin and is €20.00 per person.  

Tours are also available outside of scheduled hours by calling the distillery directly on 096-74902 or email us on

Click here to visit The Connacht Whiskey's website