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FAMILY SPIRIT: Maurice O'Connell on the grounds of Lakeview House in Fossa where he is distilling the Liberator brand of whiskey. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

By Sean Moriarty

 

The Liberator range of Bonded Whiskeys which is distilled by Wayward Irish Spirits in Fossa is now available in local shops.

Five Killarney retailers; Carryout; Casey's O'Shea's; Foley's Spar and Daly's SuperValu, now stock the whiskey brand that can trace its very foundation to Irish civil rights hero Daniel O’Connell.

Wayward Irish Spirits is a family owned Irish Whiskey company based at the Lakeview Estate in Fossa.
It reconnects the founder, Maurice O’Connell, with his family’s roots of supplying spirits to the gentry of Kerry.
As early as 1450 the O’Connells were based at Ballycarbery Castle near Cahersiveen, importing wines and brandies from Spain. The imposition of excise duty in 1661 didn’t stop them and they moved up the coast to Derrynane and grew the business there.

“My forebear Daniel O’Connell’s independent spirit and sometimes wayward approach inspires how we craft whiskey at our family’s historic Lakeview Estate on the shores of Lough Leane in Killarney,” Maurice O’Connell said.

With Daniel O’Connell’s rise to political prominence, the smuggling was quietly dropped and in 1820 Maurice’s great, great, great-grandfather James (Daniel’s younger brother) moved to the Lakeview Estate.
The name Wayward derives from the insult levelled at Daniel O’Connell by the British Prime Minister, Robert Peel, who called him ‘that wayward Irishman’. The family own the insult with pride.

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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