Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, Kilkenny

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Visit Ireland's oldest operating brewery on Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. 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 Kilkenny and other Kilkenny attractions into our Kilkenny trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This brewery tour was different than others I've been on. It was cool to have the holograms and the room with the talking portraits as part of the experience. We upgraded our tickets to have the chanc...  more »
  • The tour of the brewery was very interesting. Our guide reproduced the story of the creation very beautifully and wittily. The individual processes for the creation of the beer were also explained well and vividly. What you can't expect is that you get to see the processes live. It's a tour of show rooms next to the actual factory. But I didn't think it was bad, because it's about history and origin and this was also presented so very well.
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