Brewing and Distilling | Kilkenny Tourism

Brewing and Distilling


This is a list of the Brewers and Distiller in Kilkenny.


This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries.

Costellos Brewing Company in Kilkenny

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, Costello’s are the new wave of Kilkenny brewers. We’re a family owned craft brewery, passionate about beer. 

Experience Kilkenny in a glass, enjoy a pint of Costello’s in a Kilkenny Bar or Restaurant.


The first written account of distilling in Ireland comes from Kilkenny in the 14th century with the Red Book of Ossory and the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild are celebrating and highlighting this history.

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The clean hop bitterness and subtle fruit flavours from our cask ale yeast, add balance, interest and enhanced drinkability to create a smooth, balanced classic ale.



Walsh Distillery Royal Oak, where three styles of Irish whiskey – Pot Still, Malt and Grain – are created under one roof!