Open June, July and Aug.
The home of Smithwicks Ale.
The oldest brewery in Ireland is St. Francis Abbey Brewery standing on the site of a Franciscan Abbey founded in 1231. Brewing was carried on here for Centuries until the disolution of the Monasteries (around 1540). The beautiful Tower and Chancel survive, and the medieval city wall of Kilkenny also runs through the brewery's grounds.
A visit to St. Francis Abbey Brewery, in the historic medieval city of Kilkenny exposes the visitor to a thriving brewery proud of its unique heritage and of its continuing achievements in producing some of the world's finest beers.
Audiovisual presentation followed by tasting session in the Cellar Bar. Mon - Fri at 3pm. Tickets available at Security Gates on a daily basis.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact St. Francis Abbey Brewery for directions and precise location prior to your visit.