Pearse Lyons: Signature Tour

Tour Type: Whiskey Distillery Tour Operator: Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour Duration: 1 Hour (Approx.)

What can I expect

  • Tour of Pearse Lyons Distillery
  • Visit the 800 year old St. James's Cemetary
  • Learn of the Whiskey distilling process
  • 4 Whiskey tastings included
  • Hear all about the history of Dublin whiskey
  • Discover the proud history of the Liberties

Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is a stunning boutique distillery located in the Liberties, Dublin. Family history, combined with a personal passion for brewing and distilling, and an entrepreneurial spirit has inspired the restoration of St. James’ Church, and the creation of one of Dublin's leading whiskey tours.

At Pearse Lyons Distillery, whiskey is only part of the story - location plays a big part of this experience. Whether you are an intrepid whiskey enthusiast, culturally curious or just an inquisitive Dubliner, you are sure to enjoy a journey through 800 years of history at St. James with our local storytellers.

Distillery Signature Tour and Tasting

The Distillery Tour gives an insight into the whiskey heritage and stories behind the iconic Dublin district known as The Liberties. Visitors can also touch, taste and smell every step of the distilling process, meet with the passionate distillers and taste the signature Pearse Irish Whiskey.

On this tour, you will get a detailed tour of every step in the distilling process from Pearse Lyon’s own specially trained and very well informed tour guides, and you’ll also be treated to a sampling of four of the signature Pearse Irish Whiskeys; Pearse Original, Distiller’s Choice, Founder’s choice, and a 12 year old single malt. On this guided tour, you will also uncover the background of this historic location in Dublin, and its importance to Pearse Lyons. You will be guided around the state of the art distillery - and the 800 year old cemetery on the same location.


Where is Pearse Lyons Distillery?

Pearse Lyons Distillery is located at 121-122 James's Street, Dublin 8, D08 ET27. The Distillery is located on the grounds of the historic James' Church and Graveyard on James' St, close to the Guinness Storehouse and Roe & Co Distillery.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Take either Big Bus Tour, DoDublin Tour, or City Sightseeing Tour to the Pearse Lyons Distillery and hop off at the designated stop right beside the distillery.


The Distillery is less than 2km walking distance from Temple Bar - this is a 20 minute walk approx. On the way, you will pass Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia, the Chester Beatty Library, and Roe & Co Distillery.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus has many routes passing the Pearse Lyons Distillery - Routes 13, 40 and 123 stop across the road from the distillery.


From the city centre, you will cycle by some iconic Dublin attractions on the way from the city. Dublin Bike stations are located at James' Street and Royal Hospital.


There is a Luas stop at James' Hospital, only 400m from the Distillery.

59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RX04 Call: +353 1 703 3024 Email:

We've been entertaining visitors to our town since 1988. We're part of the fabric of Dublin City and we take great pride in delivering a real and authentic tour experience to all of our visitors, one steeped in history but one that also celebrates the city as she evolves.