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Whiskey museum to open in summer

THE country's first Irish whiskey museum is set to become Dublin's latest tourist attraction after a €2m investment was secured.

When completed, the visitor attraction in the city centre will chart the history of all of Ireland's famous whiskey brands and will employ 25 people.

It will occupy a Gothic Revival-style building across the road from the main entrance to Trinity College on College Green.

Keith McDonnell, chief executive of the Irish Whiskey Museum, said: "We are delighted to be progressing with this project. We saw an opportunity to bring a vacant building in the heart of the city centre back to life.

"Our tour concept is unique. Unlike the current whiskey tours, we differ by focusing on the wider intriguing history of Irish whiskey."


The museum will provide an "interactive, ultra-modern experience" depicting the "rise and fall and current renaissance of Irish whiskey".

"With a bar and guided tour, this project will provide employment for a team of construction workers and 25 full-time jobs when its doors open," said Mr McDonnell.

Construction is to begin this month and the museum will open at the latter end of summer.

It will be situated at the start of the new Dubline tourist trail, which stretches from Trinity College to Thomas Street.

Irish Whiskey Museum Ltd was given permission by Dublin City Council to carry out works on the structure at 37 College Green and 119 Grafton Street.