Whiskey Live Dublin event raises €57k for Down Syndrome Dublin

 For every ticket that is sold, €10 will go to the show’s charity partner Down Syndrome Dublin

This year’s event seen 106 whiskey and spirit exhibitors, and more than 4,700 visitors

On behalf of the exhibitors and attendees of Whiskey Live Dublin 2024, the staff at Celtic Whiskey Shop presented the team from Down Syndrome Dublin with a cheque for €57,507, from the proceeds raised from the whiskey festival which took place in the RDS on 17-18 May. 

Whiskey Live Dublin 2024, which is in its eleventh year, is Ireland’s largest, premium two-day whiskey festival. This year’s event was bigger than ever before with 106 whiskey and spirit exhibitors, and more than 4,700 visitors. There was also bespoke food pairings, whiskey masterclasses, The Whiskey Pop-Up Shop, and the Dream Dram Bar as well as free bottled water courtesy of sponsor Ballygowan Irish Water.

As with every year, €10 from every ticket sold was pledged to the show’s charity partner Down Syndrome Dublin, as well as the proceeds from a charity raffle and the takings from the cloakroom at the two day event. 

Down Syndrome Dublin (DSD) provides support and services to people with Down Syndrome across the city. The charity’s specialist team works tirelessly and directly with all age groups of people with Down Syndrome to support as many individuals and families as possible. 

A spokesperson from DSD team said: “Down Syndrome Dublin, the Dublin Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, is extremely grateful to all the people involved in Whiskey Live and the Celtic Whiskey Shop for such a generous donation. The branch has had a relationship with the Celtic Whiskey Shop for some years now, and we have always appreciated their generosity, but this amount is above and beyond anything we have received before and it will make a huge difference to the work of the branch.”

Down Syndrome Dublin is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff, so every cent of this donation will be used to provide services and support for its members.

If you can do so, please help them continue to support children and adults with Down Syndrome and their families with a donation at

Whiskey Live Dublin 2025

The dates for Whiskey Live Dublin 2025 have been announced and next year’s event will once again take place in the RDS, Main Hall on 16-17 May. Attendees will have the opportunity to sip and sample the latest Irish whiskey releases as well as whiskies from across the globe, there will also be the opportunity to experience the ever-expanding range of other Irish craft spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, and craft beer. The event will allow customers to purchase bottles of their favourite sips to take home from the Celtic Whiskey Pop-Up Shop.

Ally Alpine, owner, Celtic Whiskey Shop, said:  said “Whiskey Live Dublin gives customers a chance to meet the faces behind their favourite whiskey brands and share their passion for Ireland’s national spirit. It is a great bonus that we can use the event as a platform to raise some much-needed funds for Down Syndrome Dublin.”

Tickets are €45 excluding booking fees and are now available at

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