Explore the Making and Tasting Of Mead - The Drink of Celtic Ireland's Kings and Chieftains

Join us for an entertaining fun tour
of Ireland's first Meadery in 200 years.
Tue-Sun at 1, 3, 5pm until 31st October 2021 re-opening late March 2022

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Spend an hour on an entertaining, fun experience at Ireland’s first Meadery in 200 years, learning all about Mead

Highlights of a tour include:

  • Learn about our  Meads:  Light and refreshing; fermented off dry (12% ABV wine strength)
  • Myths & Legends: the story and tales of Mead through the ages
  • Bechbretha or Bee Laws – How Ireland  protected the bees;
  • Honey: Taste three unique raw honeys, sticky business !
  • Process: Follow the meadmakers from fermentation through to maturation and bottling.
  • Tasting: sample our award-winning meads and a seasonal cocktail in the Meadery’s oak bar tasting room
  • We love to share our passion and knowledge of all things mead and honey.

Times & Pricing

Opening Hours (subject to Government guidelines):
17 Mar 22 – 31 Oct 22 (Tue-Sun noon, 2, 4pm)

Price: €15 per person.

Please pre-book below or call +353 (0)21 477 3538 or email info@kinsalemeadco.ie

Horn and mether by the map
Tour of the meadery
Tours at the Tank

Testimonials

We’re thrilled with the reviews of our attraction on TripadvisorFacebook and Google.  We’re one of Kinsale’s best attractions.

  • Great Tour

    This was such a great experience! Really interesting tour, loads of great stories of the history of mead. And the tasting afterwards was fab!

    We were a small hen party and everyone loves the tour

    Sorcha, Ireland
  • What a Lovely Find

    We drove to Kinsale with no plans and popped in on the off chance of getting a tour. They couldn’t have been more welcoming. We had a very informative tour and tasting. Clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The product speaks for itself and is lovely.

    Great gifts and a fun afternoon

    Ashleigh, UK
  • Mead my day.

    A lovely way to spend an hour. The whole process is fascinating and well explained. They kindly took us for the tour outside the normal tour times. The tasting was really good, beautiful flavours.

    I guarantee you’ll want to bring a few bottles home.

    Paul, USA
  • Simply Buzzing.

    The honey tasting was amazing, and the mead just as good. The facility looks so crisp and clean and the staff were such lovely people. The tour was interesting and informative, and it was lovely to visit the meadery.

    Highly recommend.

    Stjordal, Norway
  • Excellent Tour to match an excellent product.

    We really enjoyed this interesting and fun tour of this gorgeous company. Our tour guide was really lovely and passionate about the product from start to finish.

    The tasting section was excellent and we got to try 4 different types of mead, all very different from each other.

    Stephanie, Ireland
  • Great tour!

    Very educational and fun. Had never tried mead before and it was a fantastic experience! Denis and Kate were wonderful and the mead was excellent.

    Megan, Ireland
  • The Bees Knees

    Wonderful tour around the only meadery in Ireland. Kate our guide gave a humorous and fascinating talk on the myths and legends surrounding mead in Ireland and its place in world history, all illustrated by the most marvellous artwork. Tasting various types of honey and the mead it produced was intriguing, and seeing the amount of work involved in producing just one bottle was awesome.
    It is no wonder this is the number one tour attraction in Kinsale. Bravo to Kate and Denis Dempsey who pioneered the venture. Long live mead!

    Alison, Ireland

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