While in Kilkenny, we signed ourselves up for the Smithwick's Brewery tour. The brand dates back more than 300 years and there is a ruined old abbey (St. Francis Abbey) on the property. Sadly, the brewery is shutting down at the end of the year and operations are moving to St. James' Gate in Dublin. We're glad we had the chance to see it before the end.
Inside, jumbles of stone lay on the foundation.
Light also tumbled in from the arches along the side of the abbey.