“Little village in the West of Ireland called Ahascragh”.
Ahascragh Distillery is located in a small countryside village in East Galway.
Surrounded by expansive boglands, rivers and unspoiled scenery, Ahascragh is a peaceful village. Just outside Ballinasloe town, the distillery is near the Wild Atlantic Way, a coastline route that attracted over 3.5 million visitors in 2018. Ballinasloe is an important commuter town and a key stop for those travelling from Dublin to the west coast. In 2019 there were over one million visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries across the island of Ireland, generating positive economic returns for rural Ireland.
The restoration and construction of the old mill has given a jobs boost to the local economy with the creation of full-time sustainable jobs in the long-term. The distillery has provided 20 direct jobs. It will also support a further 60-70 indirect jobs through local supply chains. The project is currently supporting 30 plus jobs in construction.
This distillery will breathe new life into the village of Ahascragh and townlands of East Galway, creating lasting local employment and a cultural legacy for these communities.