Eight-bed Edwardian property steeped in local Offaly history

This imposing two-storey house retains the spirit of its former whiskey-making Tullamore Dew family inhabitants and has been sympathetically upgraded while preserving many fine period features

Clonminch Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly: Kingston House retains many original period features which include a pitched slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles and high ceilings

According to the Red Book of Ossory, a medieval manuscript produced in Co Kilkenny in the 14th century, Irish whiskey has been in production since about the 12th century. Thought to have been adapted from the art of perfume manufacturing, the distillation process is believed to have been introduced to the island by monks returning from southern Europe a good 200 years before that. Once mastered, Irish-made whiskey, or uisce beatha, became the most popular ...