Jameson Distillery & East Cork Tour
East Cork Tour
The Jameson Distillery in Midleton
The visitor is invited to take a one hour tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, the home of Jameson Irish whiskey. The guided tour begins with an audio visual presentation (available in 7 languages) followed by a walk through the beautifully restored industrial complex, unique within Ireland and Britain.
The Jameson tour commences with an informative audio-visual presentation. Guests, accompanied by a tour guide then follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and architecturally unique buildings - Mills, Malting Houses, Corn Stores, Stillhouses, old Offices and atmospheric Warehouses. The visitor can encounter superbly restored machinery and dramatic recreations of many of the steps in whiskey production.
visitors can see the largest Pot Still in the work with a capacity of 32,000 gallons and the Old Waterwheel manufactured in 1825 to provide motive power prior to the days of electricity, and still turning today.
Each visit culminates in the Jameson Bar with the Irish Whiskey tasting session when you may have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish Whiskey Taster with a presentation diploma! Then relax in the Centre's elegant restaurant specializing in country farmhouse fare or perhaps browse through the equally elegant gift and craft shop.
See the fully operational Water Wheel, large Grain Stores, Mill Buildings and the largest Pot Still in the world. With the appetite suitably whetted it is now time to experience the famous tutored Irish Whiskey Tasting in the Jameson Bar (minerals available for children).
After a complimentary glass of Jameson, why not visit the extensive gift shop, or have lunch in the Malt House Restaurant.
The distillery tour takes approximately 1 hour
The origins of the historic town of Middleton go back to 1180 AD when the Cistercian monks established a monastery here on the banks of the Owenacurra River. Today, the busy market town has long associations with the Murphy family who opened their first whiskey distillery in the town in 1825. The Old Middleton Distillery traces the history of whiskey making in the town. The town is also home to the St John the Baptist Church whose records date back to 1302 and the Town Hall built in 1789 now houses the public library.
we leave the distillery and head to Cobh
The Great Island on which the town of Cobh stands is the largest island in Cork Harbour. The island has a history which dates back to pre-Christian times but the town itself is comparatively new, dating from the 17th century. Cobh's varied history includes a reputation as a health and seaside resort.
Famous for its colorful exteriors Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic on its first and last voyage. It is also renowned as the main departure point for the many emigrants of the great famine of 1846 – 1848 whose story is told in The Queenstown Story Heritage Centre. Follow the Titanic Trail or visit the memorial to
victims of the Lusitania, which sank off the coast nearby, to understand these important pieces of maritime history.
The town is host to many sailing schools and is an important watersports centre. Activities include deep-sea angling, shore angling and bird watching in nearby Cuskinny Marsh and Cork Harbour. Fota Wildlife Park, House & Gardens located a few kilometers from Cobh is a great local attraction.
Saint Colman's Cathedral
Cobh The Queenstown Story
Retrace the steps of the 2.5 million adults and children who emigrated from Ireland via Cobh on coffin ships, early steamers and finally on the great ocean liners. Explore the conditions on board the early emigrant vessels, including the dreaded coffin ship. Experience life on board a convict ship leaving Cobh for Australia in 1801.
Discover Cobh's special connections with the ill fated Titanic which sank on her maiden voyage - Cobh was her last port of call. Relive the horror of World War I and the sinking of the Lusitania off Cork Harbour with the loss of 1,198 lives.
Total time 6 to 8 hours
Sedan car 320.00euro
8 seat min bus 400.00euro
Please note that price does not include entry fees