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Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery

Kilbeggan Distillery

Lower Main St, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

The Basics

To visit Kilbeggan Distillery, join an on-site guided tour. Take the 1-hour Apprentice Tour for a tasting; 1.5-hour Distillers Tour for a meet-and-greet and tasting; 2-hour Artisan Tour for premium whiskey samples and cheese; and 3-hour Connoisseur Experience for an all-access tour, lunch, and premium tastings. Guided whiskey tours from Dublin often visit here. If traveling from Dublin to Galway, make a stop at Kilbeggan Distillery along the way.

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When in Dublin, one absolutely must book this tour! Éamonn goes far above and beyond to ensure that you and your party have a wonderful time. Even before arriving in Ireland, he called me to get to know us and gain an understanding of our expectations. I was very impressed by this alone and then he continued to overachieve himself. After arriving in Dublin, he sent us several recommendations of things to do prior to our trip with him. Who does this? I simply cannot overstate how incredible our day was with Éamonn. His knowledge of his homeland’s history, culture, people, etc. is nothing short of amazing. Our day with Éamonn was without a doubt the highlight of our time in Ireland. Do yourself a favor and book this tour ASAP. Trust me, you will not regret it!
John_D, Aug 2021

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Fantastic day trip
josegX8390GH, Jan 2020
Eamonn's Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Irelands Oldest Whiskey Distillery
This was the second tour I did with Eammonn and he truly treats you like a VIP, I think he even made the weather cooperate for us to get some spectacular views of the cliffs. He made a long day seem short and took us to great places to eat and a very nice tour of the history of Ireland and his knowledge of the music and history behind it is amazing. Highly recommend him for anyone traveling to Ireland.
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Day of fun
25yearsplus, Jan 2020
Eamonn's Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Irelands Oldest Whiskey Distillery
Éamonn was an amazing guide on a day of fun. It’s long but jammed packed with beautiful scenery great history and amazing pubs. A great Irish experience
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The Craic was 90
Alexandra_D, Mar 2020
Eamonn's Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Irelands Oldest Whiskey Distillery
Our experience during our day with Éamonn was outstanding! He made great conversation and has a wealth of knowledge about Ireland and it's history. He shared stories with us and was interesting, funny, and kind. He felt just like another friend to us. Éamonn personalized the day for our group of mid-twenties with a great mix of culture and fun! We had the chance to visit many proper pubs and restaurants, take in the views of the gorgeous Cliffs, experience some of the best live music we heard in Ireland, and even stopped to say hello to some adorable pony friends along the way. This was absolutely a highlight of our trip - we had the time of our lives! We would recommend Éamonn and this fantastic tour over and over again. The craic was 90!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kilbeggan Distillery is a must for Irish whiskey fans.

  • Book tours in advance to secure a spot.

  • Parking is available at the distillery, and designated drivers enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage at the tour's end.

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How to Get There

Kilbeggan Distillery is situated in a town of the same name, Kilbeggan, in County Westmeath. From Dublin city center, the 57-mile (92-kilometer) drive takes just over an hour. Alternatively, ride the Bus Éireann No. 20 service from Busáras (Dublin’s central bus station) to Kilbeggan.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit is between April and October, when tours take place more frequently. The distillery is open between November and March, though with fewer tours. The distillery typically closes for several days over the holidays.

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What Else to See in Kilbeggan

The small town of Kilbeggan isn’t a tourist hot spot, but it is a good place for a wander, especially if you make time to stop in at one of its several cozy Irish country pubs. Kilbeggan also hosts one of Ireland’s five National Hunt (jumping) racecourses and, as may be expected, is extra lively when fixtures are in town.

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