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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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  • I’ve been bragged round MANY beer tours by my hubby (I’d always rather have a cocktail to be honest) but this one was different. Out tour guide Adam was absolutely fantastic and very funny, and there....  more
    I’ve been bragged round MANY beer tours by my hubby (I’d always rather have a cocktail to be honest) but this one was different. Out tour guide Adam was absolutely fantastic and very funny, and there....  more »
  • Fabulous tour. Guide Simon was great, very knowledgeable and passionate. Really enjoyed the visit. Highly recommend. Worth a visit if in Kilkenny or surrounding area.. 
    Fabulous tour. Guide Simon was great, very knowledgeable and passionate. Really enjoyed the visit. Highly recommend. Worth a visit if in Kilkenny or surrounding area..  more »
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  • 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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