Our public brewery tours will start again in March, subject to public health guidelines. We're members of Fáilte Ireland's Covid-19 Safety Charter, and have reduced the tour capacity to 50% with lots of ventilation in both the new visitor centre and the brewery itself. Part of the tour is outdoors (weather permitting) and we ask all visitors to wear a mask while indoors.
Private tours (Monday to Friday)
If you can't make a weekend tour, and have a group of between four and twelve people who would like to book a private tour (any weekday - Monday to Friday), please contact David by clicking here. There are two tour options.
During this intriguing experience, you can join brewery owner and 13th generation farmer, David Walsh-Kemmis, on a guided walk through the historic farmyard and hear the stories of his family’s 380-year farming history at Ballykilcavan. In David’s capable hands, visit the on-site working brewery to learn about the artful process behind crafting beer. Understand the provenance of this high-quality beer as you smell the hops and taste the malts that have been made from home-grown farm barley. End with a tutored tasting of four different Ballykilcavan beers in the 240-year-old brewery building.
During this experience, you can join brewery owner and 13th generation farmer, David Walsh-Kemmis, on a guided walk around the barley field and hop garden where he grows the ingredients used to make the award-winning Ballykilcavan beers. Then, follow David through the historic stone farmyard and into the on-site working brewery to hear his family stories and learn the artful process behind crafting beer. Following this tour, end with a tutored tasting of four different Ballykilcavan beers in the 240-year-old brewery building.