Exterior of the Radisson Hotel Athlone

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone



Visit two renowned Irish whiskey distilleries just 30 minutes from Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. Established in 1757, Kilbeggan Distillery is Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery while Tullamore D.E.W is one of Ireland’s most popular whiskeys. Both distilleries can be visited within a day and offer tours and samplings.
Explore the workings of this historic distillery and see the iconic waterwheel from their logo which once powered the whole distillery with water from the river Brusna. Tours vary in length to fit your needs.

  • Visit the onsite restaurant and gift shop to buy their whiskey
  • The Connoisseur Experience 3.5-hour tour option includes lunch and the opportunity to bottle your own sample from their cask
  • Booking in advance is required and we suggest you allow between one and two hours for your visit
  • Children are welcome but whiskey is only served to adults over 18, designated drivers will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages
Opening hours:
  • 10:00 – 16:00 daily (November – March)
  • 09:00 – 18:00 daily (April – October)
Tours prices:
  • Apprentice tour: €14 per person
  • Distillers tour: €26 per person
  • Connoisseur Experience: €80 per person
  • Standard group (10 people or more): €8
  • Drive east on M6 for 35 kilometres – approximately 25 minutes

Tullamore D.E.W
Named after Daniel E. Williams who began as General Manager and later went on to become the owner, this distillery boasts whiskey with a unique complexity. Tullamore D.E.W. invites you on a journey with their varied tours.
  • Enjoy a bite at The Bond restaurant and buy some whiskey to take home in their gift shop
  • The “Ultimate Distillery Experience” takes you behind the scenes and lets you create your own blend to take home. Advanced booking is required
  • All tours offer tutored tastings for adults over 18
 Opening hours:
  • 09:30 – 18:00 (Monday – Saturday)
  • 11:30 – 17:00 (Sunday & Bank Holidays)
  • Closed: Good Friday, 24 December – 1 January
Tour prices
  • Curious Taster’s Journey: €14 per person
  • Whiskey Wise Masterclass: €28 per person
  • The Ultimate Distillery Experience: €150 per person
  • Drive east on M6, leave at junction 5 and follow the N52 South to the centre of Tullamore. Traveling from Kilbeggan Distillery? Head south on N52 for 15 minutes