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Brehon Brewhouse is set amongst the grassy rolling drumlins outside Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, just a few miles from the birthplace of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. This modern craft ale brewhouse is steeped in 10 generations of history at the family's dairy farm and its old stone cottages. Join the tasting tour, sample the award-winning brews and be entertained by the stories.

Brehon Brewhouse was founded by dairy farmer Seamus McMahon who wanted to diversify his family homestead and so this Irish craft brewery was born. Brehon Brewhouse offers an immersive experience for craft beer enthusiasts in a cosy, intimate setting. The tours draw on the wealth of literary and familial history from the Carrickmacross and County Monaghan region.

See where it all began with a visit to the farm's milking parlour. This is followed by a trip to the brewery to see the master brewer and his apprentice at work. All brewing, bottling and canning is done on site to the highest quality using ingredients from the local farming community and eco-friendly, unhurried methods.

Round off this experience with a tasting of Brehon Brewhouse's range in the historic family home. Here you will enjoy more nuggets of history about the famous local poet, Patrick Kavanagh and tales of the characters who lived in the area.

Tours are generally given on Saturdays. Larger group tours can be arranged any day. Anyone interested in the micro-brewing process, the Irish dairy farming industry or Irish history will not be disappointed. In fact, you may discover a new favourite brew.

Why we like it
  • Located off the beaten path in the peaceful historic surroundings of County Monaghan.
  • A unique brewery tour that involves meeting cows.
  • Seamus is an entertaining storyteller sharing tales of the 10 generations of his family history at the farm.
  • The brew tasting experience is not rushed and the portions are generous.
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
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Contact details
Dunelty, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 2 hours here.

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