Smithwick's Brewery

Smithwick's - as much a tradition in Kilkenny as the historic St. Francis Abbey on whose grounds the brewery now stands. The Abbey dates back to the 12th century when the monks who lived there brewed their own ale.

Smithwick's bewery is in fact the oldest brewery in Ireland. And since being established by Jonh Smithwick in 1710, Smithwick's has upheld this Kilkenny tradition, brewing a fine and consistent beer which has come to be known and respected today throughout the land.

Learning from the past, preserving ancient traditions while gainning vastly in the expierence and understanding of people's tastes and preferences, Smithwick's has grown to become an integral part of Irish life.

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<A HREF="../staff/staff.html#AK>AK 12th July1995