We will start our scheduled farm tours again in Spring 2021, but if you have a group of between four and fourteen people who would like to book a private tour, please just contact David by clicking here.
The tour is completely outdoors and socially distanced throughout. David Walsh-Kemmis, the 13th generation farmer, will tell you the family's stories, while showing you around the 18th century farmyard and stable yard, the barley field and and hop garden, the champion black walnut tree of Ireland, the gardener's tunnel and the remains of the 19th century walled garden.
Tours are available in English, French or German, cost €8 per person and last approximately one hour.
Brewery tours are currently suspended due to covid-19, but when they come back, these are two of the experiences you can enjoy at Ballykilcavan.
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.