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Located in the heart of Cork City, The Franciscan Well Brew Pub, has a deep-rooted passion for brewing and distilling. According to legend, water from this Franciscan Well had miraculous, curative properties and people travelled from all over Ireland to drink it.

This is your opportunity to engage in the ultimate craft beer experience through tours and tastings that will bring you on a journey from the rebellious monks of the Old Franciscan Monastery, right up until the present day. Learn how local ingredients impact the flavours of beers and how to judge diverse beers for their taste and quality.

The bar plays host to a variety of weekly events & music sessions and is home to the famous Pompeii wood fired serving daily.

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Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting with option to pour your own stout!

During this experience, learn about the enchanting history of the Franciscan Well monastery and the monks that once brewed beer back in the 12th century. Hear about the legend of the ‘Well’ and how pilgrims from all over Ireland travelled to drink the miraculous water from it. The brewing process is outlined and explained in the Franciscan Well microbrewery, followed by a fun and informative session that includes a beer tasting of three award winning craft beers and insights into how to judge the beers for their diverse flavours.

Go the extra mile and add on the option to pour your own stout…..the perfect photo opportunity for your Instagram grid!

Tours run daily at 3pm. Duration approx 1.5 hours.

To book a tour slot visit If you are looking to book in more than 10 people email

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