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Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
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Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a multi-sensory experience that brings to life the history of Ireland's oldest ale.

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, where over 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations to create the Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, and embark on a journey like no other.

Smithwick’s ale has been brewed here in Ireland since 1710. Each tour is led by local and passionate guides. Along the way you will discover how the craft of brewing was initiated on this site by 13th century Franciscan monks and, later, how John Smithwick first began brewing the ale we know today.

Your tour is topped off with a pint of Smithwick’s and an explanation of what makes this ale unique. So sit back, relax and enjoy your drink in the home of Smithwick's.

Why we like it
  • Immerse yourself in the story of Ireland’s oldest ale.
  • Tours are led by local and passionate guides.
  • Enjoy a pint of Smithwick’s at the end of your tour.
Contact details
44 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 VK54, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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