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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  • We really enjoyed the Smithwicks experience tour. Anna was a great guide, well presented with a lovely manner. The tour is organised with a mix of information and experiences. The photo room and... 
    We really enjoyed the Smithwicks experience tour. Anna was a great guide, well presented with a lovely manner. The tour is organised with a mix of information and experiences. The photo room and...  more »
  • The brand new Smithwick's Experience in Kilkenny was a really great afternoon past-time. The high-end presentation of the brand and the way of how the ingredients are made into beer was very... 
    The brand new Smithwick's Experience in Kilkenny was a really great afternoon past-time. The high-end presentation of the brand and the way of how the ingredients are made into beer was very...  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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