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The Shed Distillery owner PJ Rigney and Brian Taft, head distiller at the launch of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

The maker of the popular Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has reported record revenues for 2019 but warned about the impact of the Covid crisis on the b(...)

The €3m visitor centre at the Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim will open on September 10th

The family that owns the Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim has decided to press ahead with the opening of a €3 million visitor centre in spite of there be(...)

From Curraghchase Forest Park, in Limerick, and Lough Boora Discovery Park, in Co Offaly, to Blessington Greenway, in Co Wicklow, there’s no shorta(...)

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

The funeral of Conor Campbell took place in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. File photograph: Getty Images

A gloom settled over the small town of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, on Wednesday as the funeral of five-year-old Conor Campbell took place. The boy died (...)

Maureen Daly at home in Arigna, Co Roscommon: “When everything clears away, I’d like to go back to the centre because we are like a big family.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Maureen Daly from Arigna, Co Roscommon, celebrated her 94th birthday last week, but concern over coronavirus has lately kept her from her “lifeline” i(...)

The Shed Distillery owner PJ Rigney and head distiller Brian Taft: “This is an historic moment for us,” says Mr Rigney. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim will on Tuesday launch its first batch of Irish whiskey almost five years after laying it down for maturation. Spe(...)

The Irish beverage industry exported just over €1m worth of produce to Brazil in 2018, compared to exports of €623m to the US, where some 60 per cent of Ireland’s whiskey exports are sent, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: iStock

Figures in the spirits business were largely ambivalent on the back of a landmark trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur member count(...)

The Ashford Castle Gin Tray Tasting Experience  costs €65 per person
High spirits at Ashford Castle

The driveway up to Ashford Castle is enough to make half the people in your car lean out the window shouting “pull in, pull in, I need to get a pictur(...)

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is one of three brands being made available in Ontario from this week.

Irish gin brands continue to make a splash in the Canadian market with three products set to be available from this week in Ontario, which is the worl(...)

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