What is sure to be a ‘moving experience’ is tonight’s lecture hosted by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society. Appropriately - albeit breaking with Kilkenny Archaeological Society tradition - the lecture will NOT be held in Rothe House itself but across the street in the very welcoming Visitor Centre a much used element of the Brewery just opposite Rothe House.
The topic is Saint Francis Abbey Brewery and is being delivered by Mr Ian Hamilton, Chief Brewer at this long established brewery which first opened its doors under the Smithwick Family banner in 1710 thus continuing a tradition of brewing on this site dating at least to the 13th century. The lecture which begins at 8.00pm this Wednesday evening is certain to be full of interest as the ideal person to chart the brewery’s history is surely the present holder of the vital role of Chief Brewer and Chief Executive, Ian Hamilton.
The Lecture is open to members of the society while all interested in the story of one of Kilkenny‘s longest established traditions, Saint Francis Abbey Brewery are equally welcome. Admission is €5.00 for Kilkenny Archaeological Society members and just €7.00 for members of the public. A good turnout is expected.