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Revival of the Famous Newry Distillery

The sole proprietor of the reborn Matthew D’arcy & Company Limited is Michael McKeown. Michael is not only our President but a local historian, publisher of the ‘Book of Newry’ & founder of CRASH Services.

Matthew D’arcy & Company Limited have formally submitted a planning application to build a Craft Micro Distillery & Visitor Centre on the old distillery site on Monaghan Street, a central artery of the city and the site of Darcy’s Old Irish Whiskey since 1817.

The scheme is designed to protect the appearance of the former distillery 19th Century building. Modern interventions communicate the change of time and industrial heritage of the area. The distillery, which will provide a number of new jobs, will have the capacity to produce around 9,000 cases a year of Old Newry Whiskey single malt.

The plans submitted include the creation of a craft micro distillery & visitor centre facilities in meticulously restored and refurbished old distillery premises. A contemporary, new extension will provide interactive exhibition space, theatre & function room, souvenir shop and boutique restaurant.

The project has been welcomed as a key catalyst for regeneration in the region.