In 2004, David Walsh-Kemmis took over the family farm at Ballykilcavan, near Stradbally and became the 13th generation of his family to run it. With ever falling returns from farming, David and his wife Lisa realised that they had to diversify their farm to secure its future, and this led to them setting up their brewing company in 2016. As the main crop on the farm is malting barley, David and Lisa grow 100% of the barley used to brew their beers. Ballykilcavan Brewing offers three core beers - Bin Bawn Pale Ale, Brickyard Red Ale, Longmeadow IPA and in December 2018 they began brewing on-farm. They will begin weekly tours of their historic farm and facility in April 2019.