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Spend an hour on an entertaining, fun experience learning all about Mead. Mead, also known as "honey wine," is the world's oldest alcoholic drink, dating back to 6000 BC. Kinsale Mead is Ireland’s first meadery in almost 200 years. Using a blend of ancient recipes and modern techniques, Kate and Denis Dempsey have resurrected a love of Mead through the sustainably made, award-winning meads created at their family run meadery.

Each batch is lovingly hand crafted with care and passion using the best local and natural ingredients.

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 cocktails in the Meadery’s oak bar tasting room

• Family Run: the owners love to share their passion and knowledge!

For more information on prices and tour availability see our website or contact:


Phone: 021 477 3538

Book online:

For group tours, private, corporate, wedding etc. contact us for details.

Parking Available. Wheelchair accessible.

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