Refurbishment work at the Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre is well underway and when it reopens later this year will provide the famous Irish whiskey with a state-of-the-art home.
“We’re very keen to hear from anyone who remembers or worked in the old distillery who can share memories, photos, memorabilia or artefacts that will ensure the new Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre captures as much of the magic and authenticity of the old distillery as possible.
“A number of the contributions will be displayed in a specially designed commemorative area in the Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre along with the names of those who provided the stories and/or artefacts,” explained a company spokesperson last week.
Historically, the distillery and whiskey gave worldwide recognition to the town. The people of Tullamore were instrumental in that success and created the foundations of a now global success story. “We would like to honour that contribution by gathering as many memories and artefacts as possible from the old distillery and presenting them to visitors from all over the world in the newly designed Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre.
“If you worked in the distillery or have a special memory of the place, please trawl through your attics and dig out any photographs, letters or memorabilia that might help bring the old distillery back to life by illustrating your stories and anecdotes. We would like to display any marketing material, letters, press cuttings and photographs as well as packaging and machinery. No story is too big or small, we are welcoming all contributions. Please call us on 057 9325015 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org