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Saturday, 17th August 2019

Drogheda’s local craft brewery welcomes the Fleadh

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The busy Cooney bees at the Boyne Brewhouse/Boann Distillery in Drogheda.

Visitors taking to the Boyne Brewhouse range in their droves

The Fleadh is beginning to take its toll with plenty of very tired people around town after five nights of celebrating our Irish culture. Brace yourselves for the final push though, the big weekend is just beginning.

One publican said last night that his takings were “well up” on last year. Asked to define what he meant by “well up” he said “50% easy.” A man of few words but we get his drift.

Beer is of course an integral part of the Fleadh (thirsty work this Bodhran/fiddle playing) so it is good to hear that it is not just the big breweries that are doing well. 

Sally Anne Cooney of local brewing company Boyne Brewhouse tells me they are being kept really busy stocking the shelves of local bars as thousands of visitors to the area discover their range of craft beers and ciders. 

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Boyne Brewhouse is a family owned craft brewery offering award winning craft beers using only traditional brewing methods, the finest raw materials and well water drawn from deep below. All packaging is done on site also and visible from the Platin road. 

Cooney’s Irish Cider joined the market to complement the range of Boyne Brewhouse craft beers in 2018 and has gone from strength to strength since then. The Cooney family orchards in County Meath yield some of the finest quality cider apples is Ireland. Using local spring water and six hives of honey bees ensures that from blossom to bottle you get the most refreshing Irish Apple Cider. 

Look out for both Boyne Brewhouse beers and Cooney’s Irish Cider on tap and in bottle in all great local bars in the town. 

New to the table this year from the family is the Glassbox range of canned cocktails. Convenient classics in a can! Premium spirit mixed with only natural ingredients and packaged in an eco-friendly 330ml can. 

Boyne Brewhouse is Co-located with Boann distillery which is currently being commissioned and will be laying down spirit in the next few months from the three handmade copper pot stills that can be seen in the window from the Platin road.

“The Whistler“ range of award winning Single Malt Irish whiskeys are behind the bar in many pubs in town also.

The final phase of the Cooney’s project will be a distillery and brewery visitor centre with café and shop which is set to become a major added attraction to the Boyne Valley region and due to open in 2020.

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