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Smithwicks Tour

Includes complimentary pint of Smithwicks
Take a journey through brewing history from the medieval origins to the arrival of John Smithwick in the 1700’s and right up to the present day.

Visitors will be fully immersed in the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest beer brand, the amazing heritage of the Smithwick’s family and it’s place in Kilkenny, a city steeped in history and brewing.

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Smithwicks Tour

Smithwicks Tour:  

The Experience

The Smithwicks tour will take you on a journey through the medieval origins of brewing to the arrival of John Smithwick in the 1700’s and right up to the present day.

Visitors will be fully immersed in the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest beer brand, the amazing heritage of the Smithwick’s family and it’s place in Kilkenny, a city steeped in history and brewing. 

You will be led on the Smithwicks tour by a local and knowledgeable guide where you will get the flavour of how the famous beer is made and experience the smells, tastes and textures of the raw materials that come to create the beer that took over 300 years to perfect.

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a complimentary pint of Smithwicks (over 18's only).

Vital Information

Only those aged over 18 will be able to taste the beer and ingredients. Complimentary audio guides are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

The Weather

The weather will not affect the Smithwicks tour.

Session Length

The fully guided tour will last approximately one hour.

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a complimentary drink in the bar (either a pint of Smithwick's or a soft drink). 

Numbers

You will share the tour with other participants.

Spectators

Anyone wishing to join you on the tour should also hold a valid voucher.

What To Wear

Please wear smart casual attire.

Availability

Tours daily, March-October 10am-5pm, November-February 11pm-4pm. They are not open: Good Friday, Christmas Eve Dec 24th, Christmas Day Dec 25th, St.Stephens Day Dec 26th (Boxing Day)

Location

Kilkenny

Code : IE10014752

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Smithwicks Tour: Availability

Peak season opening hours are 11am-5pm. Tours will commence every 20 minutes. During winter months, opening hours are reduced. Please contact us for further information.

Smithwicks Tour: Fascinating Facts

The Franciscan monks began brewing ale at St Francis Abbey as far back as 1231.
Edmund Smithwick (great grandson of John Smithwick) was elected Mayor of Kilkenny on four occasions and during the famine Edmund set up soup kitchens in Kilkenny. Edmund was also a close friend of Daniel O'Connell.
The famous gates you walk through to start the tour date back to 1827, it was then after the reversal of the penal laws that the Smithwick name hung proudly over the gates for the first time.
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is located in the heart of Ireland's Medieval Mile, next to Rothe House and St. Canice's Cathedral. It is less than a five minute walk from Kilkenny Castle.

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Smithwicks Tour: Restrictions

Only those aged over 18 will be able to taste the beer and ingredients.
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