Learn about one resourceful business in Galway rising to the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

With a huge shortage of hand sanitiser, a Galway distillery has joined the effort of Irish distilleries around the world to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

This week the Micil family, who have been distilling poitín for over 170 years, paused production of their hand-crafted spirits for the first time since 1848.

The decision was taken in an effort to free up the distillery’s supply of alcohol and begin manufacturing antibacterial hand sanitiser to help meet local demand in the face of the recent Covid-19 crisis.

Kayte caught up with Micil Distillery’s founder Pádraic Ó Griallais on iWeekend to hear about this local business success story.

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