Smithwick's Experience, Kilkenny

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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.
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  • Interesting tour with interactive displays and some basic explanation about the local ales. Not too long, not too tiring. Would definitely recommend. 
    Interesting tour with interactive displays and some basic explanation about the local ales. Not too long, not too tiring. Would definitely recommend.  more »
  • I came away being really impressed by the tour. Oscar, our tour guide, was great craic, highly informative and told my brother and I what local spots were good. He made it really special, can't thank....  more
    I came away being really impressed by the tour. Oscar, our tour guide, was great craic, highly informative and told my brother and I what local spots were good. He made it really special, can't thank....  more »
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  • 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!
  • Magnificent tour and great to see it back going again. For the price of the tour and a pint at the end it's unbelievable value. Really nice people working there, from the Tour guide to the girls in the bar and shop.

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