Kinsale Mead Co.

Founded in 2016, Kinsale Meadery is the only contemporary meadery in Ireland. Producing the world’s oldest alcoholic drink, which is fermented with honey; arose after a trip to the Hill of Tara, where the footprint of the Great Mead Hall stood. After extensive researching and planning, their first batch of was bottled in August 2017.

Ran by husband and wife Denis and Kate Dempsey, Kinsale Mead is a light and refreshing drink, handcrafted in small batches using natural ingredients, old recipes and modern techniques. The two products currently available are Atlantic Dry Mead and Wild Red Mead, and a range of premium cocktails designed by mixologists will be on offer at the fair. The meadery have expanded and hired another team member, and are currently developing a new product for their range made with Irish honey.