Galway County Council has granted planning permission for a new whiskey distillery, shop, café, tasting bar and heritage centre in Carna, Conamara.
Údarás na Gaeltachta had applied for planning permission on behalf of Drioglann Iarthar na Gaillimhe Teoranta.
The new facility will be located at Páirc Ghnó Charna, Roisín na Maithniach in Carna.
Údarás na Gaeltachta has welcomed the council’s decision and Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Tomás Ó Síocháin, said that this is good news for Iorras Aithneach and for Conamara.
“The new facility will greatly enhance the local area’s tourism appeal and that it will enable the team behind the distillery to develop an excellent product and a first-class visitor experience in the Iorras Aithneach area,” he said.
“This tourist attraction will also serve as a valuable asset for the local community.”