Hmm ... there's a letter missing .... has someone been sampling?
The entrance to the store, and where you also purchase tickets for the tour.
The old copper kettle next to one of the main buildings.
The courtyard - there are about 5 buildings like this all around.
The distillery master's cottage on the grounds.
The original water wheel.
Barrels ready for transport.
One of the trucks used to transport the barrels to Dublin for distribution.
(Today, they are delivered by train).
Midleton was a pleasant little town, though most things were closed, since it was Sunday. But there were another couple of notable things about the town worth showing:
This is town library, down the street from the Jameson distillery.
And a little bit farther down, and across the street, tucked away in a little alley leading to a courtyard, a yarn shop!
So raise a glass - Jameson, Guinness, Smithwick's, whatever your beverage of choice - and toast Saint Patrick on his day! We will be, along with some homemade Irish brown bread, served with potato and cabbage soup.
"May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door"
-- Irish blessing