Brian Coakley, Anja Ní Chúin, John O’Sullivan, Seán Ó Cúin, Altan Holland, Ella Ní Chúin, Davorka Naletilic and Gary Quinn at the standing stones between the Black Valley and Bridia Valley. Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan

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Distilling greatness: Mary Ferriter, general manager of Dingle Whiskey Distillery  at the refurbished Saw Mills at Milltown, Dingle, Co Kerry. From left, Brian Taft, distiller, Oliver Hughes, owner, Peter Mosley, co-owner/distiller, Sean Burke, distiller, Michael Walsh, operator, Ryan Begley, operator. Photograph:Valerie O’Sullivan

A three-day trip to Dingle Distillery proves the future is bright for Irish whiskey, writes Gary Quinn

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Warming up: Extreme swimmer, Nuala Moore,  on Pedlar’s Coom, Conor Pass, on the Dingle Peninsula where she trains daily in the lake enclosed in the mountain. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

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The statue of Oscar Wilde at Merrion sqaure, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

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