Údarás na Gaeltachta would like to congratulate the hardworking team who recently opened Drioglann Chroithlí – we are happy that we were able to help them bring this ambitious project to fruition.
The company directors are to be applauded for their development of the distillery, which will be a tourist attraction for visitors to Donegal and an asset for the Donegal Gaeltacht community.
The distillery and visitor centre involved a careful restoration of the old Crolly Dolls factory, a building which was built 120 years ago, and which has a long history of industrial development, going back to the Alexander Morton project in 1903.
The project is in line with the aims of Údarás na Gaeltachta as outlined in its 2021-2025 Strategy, emphasising the nurturing of enterprise, and our focus on supporting strategic tourism projects in the Gaeltacht which showcase the unique story of Gaeltacht culture and language.
Now that whiskey is being distilled in the Donegal Gaeltacht for the first time in over 180 years, we wish Drioglann Chroithlí all the best!