Kildare whiskey distillery to be developed by Bono-backed firm
Council gives green light to multimillion euro facility earmarked for Ballykelly Mills near Monasterevin
The distillery venture is being developed by a Dublin-based company called Jewelfield Ltd which lists Bono as a shareholder. Photograph: iStock
The distillery will also feature a roof garden and viewing area on the Mills building.
Plans were originally submitted in September last year for the large-scale development to be located over a two-hectare site.
The total floor area of the planned distillery and visitor centre is more than 5,000sq m (53,820sq ft).
The seven-storey Ballykelly Mills date back to the early 1800s and began as a large corn and flour mill.
Grain was brought there for sale and sent to Dublin and also exported to England and Scotland.