Irish Section Summer Event

Golf, History of Brewing in Ireland and Sustainability in Brewing Talk

FRIDAY, 25 August 2023. 10:00 - 21:00

By the Irish Section

FRIDAY, 25 August 2023

10:00 - 21:00

Golf: Kilkenny Golf Club Glendine, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 AH9Y

Smithwicks Visitor Centre: Saint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street Kilkenny R95 VK54 County Kilkenny

O'Sullivans Taproom: 15 John Street, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 H2CE

The Irish Section of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling is delighted to invite you to the Irish Section's Summer Event in Kilkenny.

The day will start with a round of golf on the beautiful Kilkenny Golf Course. There are 14 spaces available but more tickets may be released depending on interest.

After golf, you may wish to visit the Smithwicks Visitor Centre for a fully guided tour of Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. A local guide will take you on a tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour and at the end you’ll be treated to a complimentary pint of Smithwick’s Ale. We have organised a promotional discount for the Irish Section (promo code to be sent via email to registered attendees closer to the event).

In the evening, we will meet at O'Sullivans Taproom where Eoghan Harkin (SHE Manager, Heineken Ireland) will give a interesting talk on ‘The practical implementation of sustainability in a brewery and its operations covering scope 1, 2 and 3’.

The evening will end with a social gathering at O'Sullivans Taproom.


  • 10:00 - 11:00: Golf
  • 11:00 - 17:00: Visitor Centre open to those with tickets.
  • 18:30: Talk start -  "The practical implementation of Sustainability in a brewery and its operations covering scope 1, 2 and 3"
  • Followed by social gathering in OSullivans Taproom, Kilkenny


  • Eoghan Harkin, SHE Manager, Heineken Ireland

Why You Should Attend:

  • Bringing the section together for a summer event for networking.
  • Bring history of brewing in Ireland to life
  • Understand the practical approach to bringing sustainability to life in a brewery



  • Golf – €20 IBD members, €40 non-members. Please register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot, and pay on the day. 
  • Visitor Centre – online booking with promo code, code TBC. Bookings are not processed by the IBD.
  • Talk – Free

Booking deadline: FRIDAY, 18 August 2023 at 17.00