Harvest Lodge Distillery: New whiskey distillery planned in North Dublin

The project is expected to create 150 jobs

 

Another Irish distillery project is to be started: the planning permission for the Harvest Lodge Distillery in Balbriggan, north of Dublin, has been granted by the responsible council. The plans include the construction of seven buildings for production and storage. A visitor center is also planned to attract numerous tourists. 18 months were estimated for the pure construction period, so that production might start in 2024. Nothing has yet been announced about the planned capacity of the distillery.

The area is also known for honey and is said to have been the cradle of Irish beekeeping. It had been first practiced in neighbouring Bremore, introduced by St Molaga, who also lived briefly near Balbriggan. Therefore, in addition to classic whiskey, honey whiskey should also be produced in the distillery.

Councillor Murphy from Fingal County Council explained: “The development will consist of a distillery in Stephenstown which includes the provision of an ancillary visitor centre which will be a major boost to the local economy. Well done to Cassidy Consultants who managed the application on behalf of Harvest Lodge Distillery. This exciting new project will involve an investment of €100 Million for the town of Balbriggan and will generate approximately 150 jobs on completion. The project will be phased over 2 years and construction will be starting very soon. This will generate a tourism proposition for Balbriggan with expected annual visitors to the Harvest Lodge Distillery of over 50K.”

 

Image: Cassidy Consultants/Harvest Lodge Distillery