Distilleries and breweries are currently on trend and the Gaeltacht is no exception with over 15 distilleries and breweries operating and in development in the region. Gin, vodka, whiskey and beers using local ingredients combine manufacturing with tourism to create products and experiences for visitors.
The Lough Mask Distillery opened in 2019, producing small batches of gin and vodka at its factory overlooking Lough Mask in County Mayo. They welcome visitors to enjoy a tour of the boutique distillery, learn about the distillation process, taste, feel and smell the ingredients and finish with a sample of their drinks.
Údarás owns the building where the distillery is located, as well as undertaking works on the building to make it suitable for distilling. We’ve also provided investment and marketing support.