FUNDS: Marie Linehan, CEO of Kerry Parents & Friends, was delighted to receive a cheque for €1500 this week after Celtic Whiskey sold rare whiskey. Also pictured is Bar Manager Luke Crowley-Holland.




By Michelle Crean


A rare whiskey which is limited to 18 bottles helped raised €1,500 for a local charity.

Killarney’s Celtic Whiskey this week presented a cheque to Kerry Parents & Friends after auctioning ‘The Dingle Celt’ Irish whiskey bottles.

Following the success of their award-winning Celtic Cask Independent bottlings, the decision to release an ultra exclusive Dingle whiskey was made earlier this year.

The Dingle Celt is an extremely rare bottling from a single cask at Dingle Distillery, which has been triple distilled and fully aged in a 50 litre Caratelli Chestnut Cask that previously matured Vin Santo dessert wine from Altesino – one of the finest wineries in Tuscany. The single malt was distilled at the Dingle distillery on May 23, 2015 and bottled by Celtic Whiskey at cask strength on December 6, 2018, this whiskey is limited to 18 bottles.


Customers had the opportunity to purchase one of 15 bottles online at from Monday, August 5 to Monday August 19 – the remaining three bottles are now available by the measure at the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in New Street, Killarney.

Celtic Whiskey decided to donate at least €100 to a local charity from each highly sought-after bottle. Kerry Parents & Friends Association (KPFA) was chosen by the Celtic Whiskey team due to it being a charity very close to a couple of staff members and a fantastic cause.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to give this cheque to Marie from Kerry Parents & Friends Association (KPFA),” Bar Manager, Luke Crowley-Holland, said.

“The care provided by the KPFA is hugely important to the community and is one that is close to the hearts to a number of us at Celtic Whiskey.”

CEO, Marie Linehan said that Kerry Parents & Friends are delighted to receive €1500.

“We have a lot of programmes running in the county and a cheque of this size will help tremendously. At present we run a transport service from Killarney town to and from work, provide staffing resources for people who require extra help for taking on extra activities in the community – cleaning the cathedral, maintaining the railway station flowers, uprooting the polytunnel at the Great Southern – a streetwise programme and a mindfulness programme.”