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Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Visit the fantastic Smithwick’s Experience in Kilkenny City. Head to this multi-sensory and interactive venue which takes visitors on a journey through the medieval origins of brewing to the present day.

Discover the delightful Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny which opened to the public in 2014 in the heart of the city's Medieval Mile. Learn about the famous brand and one of Ireland’s most popular ales.

Book in for a guided tour and go through 300 years of history. Hear about how this famous ale is made with its ingredients grown on Irish soil and at the end, enjoy a complimentary pint of Smithwick's.

Smithwick’s has been brewed in Ireland since 1710 and visitors to this interactive space can get stuck in and feel the sensations for themselves. Mill the malt, stir the mash and smell the hops, see exactly what happens when creating this popular ale.

Make sure to pre-book your tickets online and get a custom engraved glass which you can collect on your tour.

Why we like it
  • Take an informative tour with enthusiastic guides.
  • Discover 300 years of Smithwicks history.
  • Get hands-on and mill, stir and smell the famous ale.
  • Pre-book a ticket online to snap up a custom engraved glass.
Tips from locals

As you walk down the entrance laneway towards the iconic Smithwick’s gate, look back behind you for a great photo of the 17th century façade of Rothe House.

Tips from locals

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is a five minute walk from Kilkenny Castle. Head to the grounds of this beautiful castle and enjoy a relaxing stroll across its picturesque grounds.

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