If you'd like to join us at the farm and have a look at our brewery, we'd love to show you around. You'll hear the family stories from the more than 380 years that we've been at Ballykilcavan, and see the 18th century farmyard behind the brewery. Weather permitting, we'll bring you to the old stable yard, the champion black walnut tree of Ireland and the remains of the walled garden. Then we'll bring you into the brewery itself to find out how we make our beers.
Private tours (Monday to Friday)
If you can't make a scheduled tour, and have a group of between 4 and 24 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.