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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Ballykilcavan Brewery Tours

25th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm


Our brewery tours are back! To start with, we are running tours with a maximum of 8 visitors (over 18s only), to allow for social distancing in the brewery. We are members of the Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 safety charter, the brewery is well ventilated, hand sanitiser is available and we require all visitors to wear a mask while indoors.

Ballykilcavan Farm, in the heart of Ireland, has been the home of the Walsh family for 13 generations since 1639.  We have opened a small craft brewery in a 240 year old stone farm building, and are brewing small batch, hand-made craft beers.  We grow our own barley on the farm and our water comes from a well in the 18th century farmyard just behind the brewery.

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.  You’ll get to smell the hops, taste the different malts we make from our barley and then sample our range of multi-award winning beers.


25th September
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballykilcavan Farm and Brewery