Viking Whiskey Cruise

On the Viking Whiskey Cruise, you will discover the fascinating history about Viking hoards, high kings, big battles and saintly scholars, while journeying through a unique selection of Irish whiskeys from the Midland’s region!


Many islands on Lough Ree were once inhabited by monks and their whiskey treasures. In fact the world’s earliest documented account of ‘Uisce Beatha’ was recorded here in the Midlands in the Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405. But like almost all the monastic establishments in Ireland, they were looted several times by the Vikings. On the tour, you will delve into the fascinating history of the Vikings from their arrival by river to Clonmacnoise in 842.


On arrival, you will  enjoy a Viking Whiskey Cocktail while sailing north up to Lough Ree to discover the centuries-old tradition of whiskey production in the Midlands. Sample local Whiskeys along with some food pairings, to uncover their unique characteristics.


The tour is a unique and memorable experience and allows you to uncover the secrets behind some of the local whiskey brands.


Tour Duration: 1.5 hours approx

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