Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey Launches Special Grace x KinMX Edition Whiskey at O’Connell’s Bar, Galway, March 16th, 2023
Grace O’Malley Whiskey is named after the legendary 16th century Irish pirate queen, born in Co. Mayo in 1530. This whiskey embodies her charismatic nature and timeless character. A natural clan leader and fearless seafarer, Grace O’Malley was not only a daring dealmaker but a ground-breaking provocateur. Undeterred to go against the grain, Grace’s warrior spirit lives on.
Kathrina Rupit, KINMX, is an Irish-Mexican visual street artist has designed a special mural artwork showing Grace O’ Malley in her role as a lionized warrior holding her weapons – a book and a pen, laid solidly on the foundation which the sword has carved out. With them, she writes her destiny. This artwork is proudly displayed on the Grace O’ Malley special blend whiskey, a unique blend of triple and double distilled malt and grain.
As the creators of a brand dedicated to the legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, the team at Grace O’Malley Irish Spirits have collaborated with a selection of Irish-based artists through the partnership, bringing their talents to the project through various mediums, street art, photography, videography, performance, projection mapping, digital art, textile and sound design.
Launching at a special celebration in O’ Connell’s Bar, Eyre Square Galway, the pre St Patricks weekend party will kick off with music by singer song writers Gemma Hayes and Caoi De Barra, followed by award winning DJ Mona Lxsa on the decks.
O’Connell’s Bar in Eyre Square was named as The Best Outdoor Space in Ireland at the Irish Pub Awards in November 2022. The former Grocery Store that has been solely a pub since the 1970’s has become one of Galway’s most loved places to meet, have a drink and eat.
Event open to the public from 7.00pm