How did Smithwick’s become Ireland’s most popular ale? The results of three centuries spent innovating might just have something to do with it. Surviving, adapting and thriving, the Smithwick family had much to offer the city of Kilkenny.
Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told as only a local knows how. Where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other.
Get ready to experience a tour with more than a few surprises along the way. Local guides are waiting to introduce you to some very memorable characters, as you’re transported back in time.
The price of a standard ticket includes a fully guided tour of Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. A local guide gives the tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour, enjoy interactive and surprising experiences along the way.
At the end of your tour, you will be treated to a complimentary pint of your favourite Smithwick’s Ale, with soft drinks provided for those under 18.
Located in the heart of historic Kilkenny, less than 90 minutes from Dublin and only a 10-minute stroll from the iconic Kilkenny Castle, proud to be part of Kilkenny’s famous Medieval Mile.
March to October:
Thursday – Monday 10:00-18:00h
(Last tour 17:00h)
November to February:
Thursday – Monday 11:00-17:00h
(Last tour 16:00h)
April 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th), Christmas Day (Dec. 25th), St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day (Dec. 26th)
Just a 10 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle in the heart of Kilkenny city
Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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