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Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

sliabh Source: Sliabh Liag Distillery on Facebook

DONEGAL. CLIFFS. GAELTACHT. Wild Atlantic Way. Whiskey.

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

Donegal is getting its first whiskey distillery in 174 years; the Sliabh Liag Distillery at Carrick in Donegal.

…to be constructed on the slopes of the Sliabh Liag sea cliffs in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

The Sliabh Liags (or Slieve Leagues) are a pretty spectacular location:

#sliabhliag #slieveleague #instadonegal

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While the distillery won’t exactly be clinging to the rock face, it looks like it will have some incredible views:

sli Source: Sliabh Liag Distillery on Facebook

annie Source: amie west on Instagram

The distillery is still in the planning stages, but the people behind it, James Doherty and Margaret Cunningham have already launched their first whiskey called The Silkie.

silkie Source: Sliabh Liag on Facebook

If you build it…

Written by Emer McLysaght and posted on

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