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Visit Ireland's oldest operating brewery on Smithwick's Experience. John Smithwick founded the company in 1710. He originally brewed the beer in St. Francis Abbey Brewery. As you tour the facilities, learn about Ireland's history of brewing and see where Smithwick's beer is made. On the same site, visit St. Francis Abbey, the 13th-century structure where monks brewed ale as far back as the 1300s. When you finish touring, you'll have a chance to taste Smithwick's red ale-style beer, originally brewed for the first Kilkenny Beer Festival. Put Smithwick's Experience and other Kilkenny attractions into our Kilkenny trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
Smithwick's Experience reviews
Great experience. Our guide Molly was excellent and funny. Tour was lovely and very interesting. A lot of history to it.
Great experience. Our guide Molly was excellent and funny. Tour was lovely and very interesting. A lot of history to it. more »
I just completed and awesome tour, with very knowledgeable tour guide (Molly). I’m now sipping on my comolplimentary flight of beer. Bar tender at the end of tour, very friendly and was so helpful...
I just completed and awesome tour, with very knowledgeable tour guide (Molly). I’m now sipping on my comolplimentary flight of beer. Bar tender at the end of tour, very friendly and was so helpful... more »
Great tour, fun nosing and tasting all the ingredients, absolute gem of a guide, Katie is indeed a cutie! Keep her going 😃. Superb ales, tried the red ale, pale ale and kilkennies (red ale with nitrogen). Had very good fun, avsolutely worth the visit and detour if you hadn't planned it.
Awesome tour! Our tour guide, Darren, was full of information and answered all of our questions. He stayed around for the tasting and answered more questions. Highly recommend this tour!
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