Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny Tour | Official Website

Visit Smithwick’s and Experience Ireland's most popular ale

# 2 of 75 things to do in 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.

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Visit and experience Ireland’s most popular ale

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 an experience like no other.

Smithwicks Red Ale
Blonde Ale
Pale Ale

The Red, the Blonde & the Pale one

It’s the perfect way to enjoy a pint of your favourite Smithwick’s Ale, right in the heart of Kilkenny. Why not take the opportunity to upgrade your ticket and taste all three of our Ales? (You might even have a new favourite by the end of your tour.)

Soft drinks provided for under 18s.

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Complimentary Pint

The Red, the Blonde & the Pale one

It’s the perfect way to enjoy a pint of your favourite Smithwick’s Ale, right in the heart of Kilkenny. Why not take the opportunity to upgrade your ticket and taste all three of our Ales? You might even have a new favourite by the end of your tour.

Soft drinks provided for under 18s.

Get hands on, get involved

Nothing beats getting stuck in and experiencing unusual sensations for yourself. As part of your tour, you’ll have the chance to mill the malt, stir the mash and smell the hops, just as we do in the famous Brewery.

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Get Involved

Get hands on and get involved

Nothing beats getting stuck in and experiencing unusual sensations for yourself. As part of your tour, you’ll have the chance to mill the malt, stir the mash and smell the hops, just as we do in the famous Brewery.

Moving portraits & virtual monks

Get ready to experience a tour with more than a few surprises along the way. Our local guides are waiting to introduce you to some very memorable characters, as you’re transported back in time.

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Guided Tour
Image of John Smithwick
Moving Portraits at Smithwicks Experience Tour in Kilkenny
Image of John Smithwick
Moving Portraits at Smithwicks Experience Tour in Kilkenny

Moving portraits & virtual monks

Get ready to experience a tour with more than a few surprises along the way. Our local guides are waiting to introduce you to some very memorable characters, as you’re transported back in time on the Smithwick’s Tour.

Gateway to Ireland's Ancient East

Here in the heart of historic Kilkenny, we’re less than 90 minutes from Dublin. We’re less than a 10 minute stroll from the iconic Kilkenny Castle, and are very proud to be part of Kilkenny’s famous Medieval Mile.

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Ireland's Ancient East

Gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East

Here in the heart of historic Kilkenny, we’re less than 90 minutes from Dublin. We’re just a 7 minute stroll from the iconic Kilkenny Castle, and we’re an integral part of Kilkenny’s famous Medieval Mile.

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