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The old Jameson Distillery at Bow Street in Dublin.
The old Jameson Distillery at Bow Street in Dublin.
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Fire at Old Jameson Distillery brought under control

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade had attended the fire, which broke out in the roof area of one building.
Jan 22nd 2013, 6:46 PM 14,118 12

Updated, 18:46

A FIRE at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin has been brought under control.

The fire broke out late this afternoon in the roof area of one building at the complex, on Bow Street in Smithfield.

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene.

The incident was caused by difficulties with a new air conditioning unit.

A spokesman for Irish Distillers said the fire services had been called after staff became aware “of a very small fire and a discharge of smoke”.

“Visitors and staff were immediately evacuated,” the spokesman said, adding that the faults had been “successfully addressed, and the visitor centre has re-commenced normal operations”.

The complex was the site of John Jameson’s original distillery established in 1780, though whiskey production is no longer carried out at the site, with the famous whiskey instead produced in Cork.

The Bow Street site is now used as a museum and visitor centre.

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