Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny

A celebration of the rich history of over 300 years  of Smithwick’s Red Ale in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, in the Medieval city of Kilkenny.

Harvested from our land, seasoned by our history, Smithwick’s has been brewed in Ireland since 1710. Through an unforgettable experience, guests who visit from all over the world, will uncover how Smithwick’s became Ireland’s most popular ale. Three centuries entrenched in Irish history, the Smithwick’s Experience unfolds stories of how the Smithwick’s family had to adapt to thrive and survive through throughout the years.

Led on a journey through the history of the iconic Irish red ale by our passionate team, guests will be immersed in the story of Smithwick’s told as only a local knows how. The enthusiasm of our guides is what makes this experience like no other; combining over 300 years of Smithwick’s history, with the extraordinary brewing innovations that makes it the brand we see and love today. The visit finishes in the intimate surroundings of the Smithwick’s Experience bar, unequivocally Irish in its setting, where our guests can enjoy a pint of Smithwick’s Red Ale and understand why it has become Ireland’s most popular ale.

The story of the Smithwick’s family is rooted in the city of Kilkenny. For our guests, there’s no better place to explore Ireland’s Ancient East. The Smithwick’s Experience in the heart of this beautiful city, and proud to be part of Kilkenny’s famous Medieval Mile. 

Join us and make your mark

At Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, our team is the heartbeat of our operation. We’re driven by our passion for delivering nothing short of a world-class experience, and it's the dedication of our remarkable team that makes this possible every day.

With a range of roles available, crafting a career worth celebrating is at your fingertips. From roles in Visitor Experience to Retail and Bar Operations, opportunities exist across the board at Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny.

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