A new whiskey distillery has been given planning permission by Fingal County Council. The distillery and visitor centre will be built in Balbriggan and is expected to bring in 50,000 tourists a year into the area. The distillery will hopefully bring in over 150 jobs to the local area.
Planning for the development was lodged on behalf of Harvest Lodge Distilleries LTD by Cassidy Consultants and was approved by Fingal County Council.
Councillor Tony Murphy said:
“The development will consist of a distillery which includes the provision of an ancillary visitor centre which will be a major boost to the local economy. This application is being managed by Cassidy Consultants on behalf of Harvest Lodge Distillery”
Councillor Murphy went on to say:
“This exciting new project will involve an investment of €100 Million for the town of Balbriggan and will generate approximately 150 jobs on completion. The project will be phased over 2 years and will also generate a tourism proposition for Balbriggan with expected annual visitors to the Harvest Lodge Distillery of over 50,000. This will also enhance other heritage sites in the area”.
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