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The breweries and distilleries of Ireland's Ancient East

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Ireland’s Ancient East is full of wonders, all waiting to be discovered. Exceed the expectations of international business travellers with a wealth of craft beer brewery experiences, historic gin and whiskey distillery tours and artisan cider tastings. 

Whether you build these landmark destinations into a luxury incentive programme or use them as unique venues for delegate banquets or conference after parties, they represent a chance to truly impress clients in a thoroughly Irish fashion. Taste exciting new brews, hear stories of Irish legends, meet master distillers and brewers and find out exactly how the flavours of Ireland are crafted.

Dungarvan Brewing Company, Co. Waterford

Delegates from around the world will enjoy a walk through this brewery and a delicious tasting of local beers at the family-run Dungarvan Brewing Company

Group of delegates enjoying a tour of Dungarvan Brewing CompanyGroup of delegates enjoying a tour of Dungarvan Brewing Company​

Elbow Lane, Co. Cork

Set in a handsome historic building at the end of Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City, Elbow Lane combines an in-house nano-brewery with a smokehouse, serving the finest of Irish food and drink.

Elbow Lane Cork City

The interior of Elbow Lane Brew & Smokehouse

Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company, Co. Wicklow 

Unearth the soul of Ireland’s Garden County at the Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company. While there, delegates can explore the flora and fauna that inspired the brewer’s craft.
Pulling a pint at the Wicklow Wolf Brewery

Pulling a pint of Wicklow Wolf

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny 

International groups can truly experience the historic nature of Ireland at Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, while sampling the delights of Smithwick’s famous Red Ale.

Smithwick's Experience

Raising a glass to the Smithwick's Experience

Glendalough Irish Whiskey, Co. Wicklow

Take a tour led by distiller Rowdy Rooney to experience firsthand the craftsmanship behind the Glendalough Distillery — where locally foraged ingredients combine to form a unique Irish whiskey.

Glendalough Whiskey Founders

The Founders of Glendalough Whiskey

Ballykeefe Distillery, Co. Kilkenny

Discover the origins of Irish Whiskey at Ballykeefe Distillery, where an expert tour guide will take you back through the ages of distilling to share the secrets of the master distiller.

Ballykeefe Distillery

Inside Ballykeefe Distillery

There’s so much to explore in Ireland’s Ancient East for international tourism groups, from the finest of restaurants, cafés, breweries, and distilleries, to a mouth-watering array of food markets and festivals. That’s not forgetting the world-class hotels and guest houses that will host your group, as they journey through the wonders of Ireland’s Ancient East. Take a look at our sample itinerary for Ireland’s Ancient East.

Contact the Meet In Ireland team today to learn more about why Ireland is the perfect destination for your next incentive programme.


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