Meadery Tours & Tastings

Unfortunately we are not permitted to yet for meadery tours. Warm regards and hopefully see you safe and sound in Kinsale this Summer 2021. Meanwhile we are running online mead talks and tastings as well as Gift Vouchers. Check our shop for the next one.

The safety of our guests and staff is of utmost importance to us and we follow the latest guidelines and the Covid-19 Safety Charter for our tours.

Welcome to Kinsale Meadery

Spend an hour on an entertaining, fun experience on our tour learning all about Mead in our Meadery on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Highlights of a tour at Kinsale Mead Co. include:

  • Insights into Kinsale Meads: light and refreshing; fermented off dry (12% ABV wine strength)
  • Myths & Legends: the story and evolution of Mead through the centuries
  • Bee Judgments: how Ireland’s Bee Laws protected the bees; taste three unique raw honeys
  • Process: modern mead making from fermentation, through to maturation and bottling
  • Tasting: sample award-winning meads and a seasonal cocktail in the Meadery’s oak bar tasting room
  • Family Run: We love to share their passion and knowledge!

Opening Hours: Jun-Sep (Fri, Sat 1, 3pm)

Price: €14 per person.

Please prebook below or call +353 (0)21 477 3538 or email

Please select a date below to see available tours.

We're thrilled with the reviews of our attraction on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google.  We're one of Kinsale's best attractions.

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

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

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

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

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

Honey tasting in the meadery Kinsale


Walking:  We are 600m from the Kinsale Tourist Office.

Don't rely on Google Maps as it can lead you astray!

Exiting the Tourist office right, take a right and right again walking up Eastern Road (R600) in the Cork direction. Turn left up Featherbed Lane and then first right and in 50m,  walk up the steps/ramp. Lidl is in front of you. The Meadery is up another small ramp past the Post office at the end of that row.


Take the turn on R600 at Barrack Lane at the Garage/Dempsey’s Hostel and follow the road around through the small roundabout and drive past Lidl through the gates to where there is parking. The Meadery is up the short ramp on the right, just past the Post Office at the end of that row.

Free Parking
Wheelchair Accessible

Group Tours Available: Bespoke/Personal tours, corporate groups, family gatherings, wedding parties, etc available. Contact us for details. Gift Certificates also available.


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