Údarás na Gaeltachta have welcomed Galway County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a whiskey distillery, shop, café, tasting bar and heritage centre at Páirc Ghnó Charna, Roisín na Maithniach, Carna, Co. Galway. Údarás na Gaeltachta had applied for planning permission on behalf of Drioglann Iarthar na Gaillimhe Teoranta.
Údarás na Gaeltachta Chief Executive, Tomás Ó Síocháin stated:
“This grant of planning permission is good news for Iorras Aithneach and for Conamara. The new facility will greatly enhance the local area’s tourism appeal and that it will enable the team behind the distillery to develop an excellent product and a first-class visitor experience in the Iorras Aithneach area. This tourist attraction will also serve as a valuable asset for the local community.”