Nephin Whiskey

The way Irish Whiskey used to be.


An unfiltered, behind the scenes look at a real working cooperage.

Nephin Cooperage are always delighted to have guests visit and there is no charge. 

Come and see our Master Cooper at work handcrafting casks or carrying out repairs in a real cooperage environment.

You will learn about the history of casks, the art of coopering and the process of refurbishing and repairing barrels with interesting stories from all over the world.

Nephin Master Cooper John Neilly showing a group how dried rush grasses are used to seal joints.

Opening Times

The Cooperage is open from 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and closes for lunch from 1pm - 2pm.  If you see us there at other hours, please feel free to come and say hello.


From Foxford take the road towards Ballina (N26). Once you cross the river Moy, Nephin Cooperage is about 650m on your left hand side.

Nephin Cooperage, Foxford, Co. Mayo, F26YH22 .

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