Fine Gael’s youngest Dublin City Councillor Noel Rock has today welcomed the announcement from Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport Leo Varadkar that funding will be made available for the Irish Whiskey Museum. Speaking on the issue, Cllr. Rock said: “Tourism is a vital growth industry in Dublin city right now – we see that every day in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Museum and Croke Park on the Northside. The more we can do to improve tourism prospects in Dublin, the better”.
Funding of €150,000 is being awarded for the development of a new Irish Whiskey Museum on College Green on the Dublin Discovery Trail. The museum will focus on the rise and fall of Irish Whiskey, and its current renaissance.
In particular, it will tell the story and culture of Irish Whiskey and its impact on the global whiskey market, using interactive displays and guided tours.
Irish Whiskey is growing again in popularity around the world, and several new whiskey distilleries have opened around Ireland in recent times. Three new distilleries are being developed in the nearby Liberties area of Dublin.
The museum will incorporate all Irish Whiskey brands and the museum has received endorsements from a range of distilleries – large and small – including Diageo (Bushmills), Pernod Ricard (Jameson and Powers) and Tullamore Dew.