Kilkenny Castle: A Regal Encounter with History
- Ireland's Ancient East, Kilkenny, Things to do
- 22 March 2023
Discover the fascinating history and unique flavours of Carlingford, Ireland by taking a guided tour of the Carlingford Brewing Company. Led by Des Goldrick, the owner of the brewery, this tour takes you on a journey through the origins of the brewery, the brewing process and the inspiration behind each delicious beer.
Located in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula, Carlingford Brewing Company is a small, independent and friendly brewery that strives to reflect the fine attributes of the town it represents. Using recipes that are centuries old, their beers are a timeless representation of the rich history and mythology of Carlingford.
Sample the Tholsel Blonde, Taaffe's Red, King John's Stout and Friary Pale Ale, each inspired by a famous landmark or castle in Carlingford. These beers take you on a tour of the medieval streets of Carlingford and offer a taste of the town's unique character.
While on the tour, you'll learn about the legend of Donn Cúailnge, the Brown Bull of Cooley, who graces the brewery's logo, and discover the brewing process that makes these beers so exceptional. After the tour, enjoy a Ploughman's Lunch, which includes three locally produced, artisan cheeses with freshly baked bread and homemade chutney, perfectly paired with their range of beers.
The tour lasts approximately 2-2.5 hours, offering a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty and history of Carlingford. After the tour, why not take a scenic drive to The Long Woman's Grave and discover the tale of the noble Spanish woman who married an Irish warrior, as recommended by locals at the brewery.
Don't miss the chance to experience the rich history and delicious beers of Carlingford Brewing Company. Book your guided tour today and take a journey through the heart of this charming Irish town.