Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny Entrance Ticket

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Delve deep into the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland oldest beer brand, with a visit to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. With Franciscan monks, living portraits of the Smithwick family and giant holograms, set off on an immersive, guided tour of the Smithwick’s Experience, located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny city center. Travel from the 13th century right through to modern day as you trace the beer’s history, and learn how the ale is made...
Delve deep into the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland oldest beer brand, with a visit to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. With Franciscan monks, living portraits of the Smithwick family and giant holograms, set off on an immersive, guided tour of the Smithwick’s Experience, located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny city center. Travel from the 13th century right through to modern day as you trace the beer’s history, and learn how the ale is made. Then toast your tour with a meticulously poured pint of Smithwick’s.
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Itinerary Details

Visit: Smithwick's Experience, Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54 Ireland

Make your own way to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, roughly 1.5 hours from Dublin by car, at a time suited to you. Located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny City, the Smithwick’s Experience offers a fully interactive, multi-sensory journey through Smithwick’s history.

On arrival, join one of the guided tours — which run regularly throughout the day and last approximately an hour — and trace the evolution of Ireland’s oldest beer brand, from its medieval origins right up to present day.

Holograms, Franciscan monks and living portraits of John Smithwick and his family guide you through the tour. Discover how the Smithwick’s story dates back to the 1200s, when monks settled at St Francis Abbey, which functioned as a brewery for more than 300 years. Then, hear about the arrival of the Smithwick family in...
Visit: Smithwick's Experience, Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VK54 Ireland

Make your own way to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, roughly 1.5 hours from Dublin by car, at a time suited to you. Located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny City, the Smithwick’s Experience offers a fully interactive, multi-sensory journey through Smithwick’s history.

On arrival, join one of the guided tours — which run regularly throughout the day and last approximately an hour — and trace the evolution of Ireland’s oldest beer brand, from its medieval origins right up to present day.

Holograms, Franciscan monks and living portraits of John Smithwick and his family guide you through the tour. Discover how the Smithwick’s story dates back to the 1200s, when monks settled at St Francis Abbey, which functioned as a brewery for more than 300 years. Then, hear about the arrival of the Smithwick family in the 18th century. You’ll also learn more about the brewing process itself and have the chance to experience the texture, tastes and smells of the materials that go into creating the perfect pint of Smithwick’s ale.

Finish your tour with a carefully poured pint (or a soft drink) at the bar before heading to the gift shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Smithwick's Experience
  • Guided tour
  • 1 pint of Smithwick's or a soft drink
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, Kilkenny City, Ireland
Opening Hours
March to October: 10am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)
November to February: 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants under the age of 6 years go free of charge
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Adult rate applies to all bookings
  • Please note: it is recommended to pre-book your preferred time slot; refer to voucher for details
Voucher Requirements

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.