Micil Distillery was named in honour of our great-great-great grandfather, Micil Mac Chearra, who began distilling illicit poitín in 1848 on a Connemara hillside. Our family have been crafting exceptional Irish spirits on the shores of Galway Bay ever since, and we represent Ireland’s longest unbroken family distilling tradition. For over 170 years our family have preserved these traditions, skills and recipes, handing them down by word of mouth through the Irish language from generation to generation.
Located just 60 seconds from Eyre Square in the heart of the city, Galway City Distillery is a unique addition to Galway’s bustling food & drink scene.
Galway City Distillery operates with the core belief “Of here. Made here. For here.” and that inspires everything we do. Ingredients are locally sourced (you won’t find lemons or limes here but you will find bog myrtle and seaweed!) and we are working to drive the entire distillery towards zero waste and fully renewable practices. We are proud to produce our own spirits on-site and to bring the fine art of distillation back to the centre of the city. Everything is carefully considered and the drinks showcase the rich produce available from the Irish countryside. A must for any discerning imbiber.
Launched in March 2022, Galway City Distillery has 3 different spaces;
An Caifé – a bright, elegant café serving the best coffee roasted in Galway – open from 12pm Monday – Wednesday and 8am Thursday – Sunday.
An Sconna – a stylish cocktail bar with drinks created by a master team of mixologists and flavour experts using all locally sourced ingredients that change with the phases of the moon.
An Scoil – Galway’s first flavour school where you can learn how your favourite spirit is produced from grain to glass. A must for gin lovers, create your own spirit with your favourite botanicals for a truly memorable experience. Perfect for group gatherings or corporate events.