Pearse Lyons Distillery began with sustainability in mind, not just environmentally, but culturally too. As a family-owned business, we want our visitors to feel that warm welcome when they arrive knowing that we have lovingly restored and protected a national monument. An iconic building in The Liberties, Dublin, which, for generations, remained derelict but is now treasured and given a new lease of life, as a state-of-the-art working distillery.
During the four-year restoration, our environmental commitments were at the core of every decision. From our LED lighting and solar panels, to shipping our spent grains to farmers in the locality to be used as animal feed, we strived to ensure we remained committed to sustainability. But we know that sustainability – and, sustainable tourism is not a destination, but a journey.
Therefore, four years on, we are sharing our vision for the future. We are introducing new standards for ourselves, our team, and our suppliers, while asking our visitors to join us in making a real impact to reduce waste and emissions, and to introduce new innovations to better benefit our local community and our planet.
In keeping with our community development policy, we are delighted to introduce a new partnership with the Robert Emmet Community Project and Dublin City Council. In the coming weeks, we will introduce a beehive to the St. James Cemetery. Here, the local community will be taught how to harvest honey from our Dublin 8 bees, and the honey produced will be used in our distillery cocktails and Ha’Penny Gin School.
We will keep you up to date with our endeavours as we gradually make these significant changes to grow our role in the circular economy in Dublin 8. To check out what we have achieved so far and what our policies are, please click here.