01 Jul 2022

Green light for micro distillery in old Kildare mill

Green light for micro distillery in old Kildare mill

The old mill in Ballymore Eustace

Kildare County Council has given the green light for major renovations of the former mill in Ballymore Eustace.

Plans are approved to convert the building complex to house a craft micro-distillery (453.8sqm) including refurbishment, conversion and consolidation/stabilisation of existing structures (four, three, two and single storey buildings) around existing upper and lower courtyard (blocks 2, 3 and 4).

The craft micro-distillery will include a brew-house, still house, two warehouses for storing 1,000 no. whiskey casks, empty cask storage space, plant room and cooperage.

A minor increase in floor area is proposed in blocks 3 and 4 in order to provide for new mezzanines and stairs (74.2sqm).

The existing road and pedestrian access to and through the site will remain unchanged.

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