NEPHIN WHISKEY DISTILLERY TOURS
Guests always get a warm céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes) at Nephin Distillery.
The Nephin distillery is under construction in the village of Lahardane. When completed, we will be offering guests full access tours, so you'll be able to see every stage of the Whiskey being made. We've been to enough "visitor experiences" where there's lots of audio-visuals but you don't get to see the process up close and personal, to know how frustrating that is for real Whiskey lovers.
Even before the construction is complete, we always have a warm welcome for guests to the village of Lahardane. In our small shop, you can meet and talk to the Nephin team who will be delighted to show you the distillery plans, show you the construction in progress and guide you around the village to see the barley, the turf and the beautiful attractions the village has to offer including the Titanic memorial garden, the stained glass windows and the 2 wonderfully authentic Irish pubs.
After visiting the village, there are almost endless options to continue your trip and anyone at Nephin be delighted to give suggestions. For active adventurers we would recommend climbing the mountain itself - at 2,646ft it's a great days hiking and features stunning views over the Mayo countryside. For fishermen or hunters, the area is teeming with options including renting a lake boat and fishing for brown trout on Lough Conn.
The drive around Lough Conn is about 60km and has stunning views of the lake, plenty of picnic areas to stop and enjoy and we would recommend visiting Belleek Castle in Ballina and the beautiful Foxford Wollen Mills along your route.