The Crean's Brewery

At the foot of the Conor Pass

Steeped in History …

The building in which we brew our lager has an important history. It was the site of the old Dingle Creamery which first opened in 1889.  It established itself as a vital commercial and social centre for the area.  Farmers from all over the Peninsula would travel for miles each week to collect their income, and for many it was the only social interaction they may have had.  It produced milk for more than a century and was part of the fabric of the west-Kerry town until it closed in the mid 1970’s.

Standing proud in the Community

Today, mindful of its cherished place in the hearts and minds of locals, Dingle Brewing Company has lovingly restored the old building and is proud to have created within its walls a new source of employment and economic well-being for the community.

Skill and Dedication

It takes great skill to create a great lager and here in the Dingle Brewing Company we’re lucky to have just the right people. Like Tom Crean himself, they take great pride in their endeavours and will go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure that Tom Crean’s lager is second to none.


Visit the Brewery

The Crean’s Brewery is open to visitors daily from 11am.   Come visit and tour the brewery, learn all about Tom Crean and enjoy a complimentary pint of Crean’s with every admission.  Times and dates may vary in low seasons.

The James Caird

Pull up a seat at our exact replica of the James Caird – the small boat that, in May 1916, Tom Crean and his comrades used to make the infamous 16-day gruelling voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, a distance of 800 nautical miles.

Tom Crean’s Antarctic Bar

Relax and enjoy a pint of Tom Crean’s Irish Lager in the surroundings of our Tom Crean’s Antarctic Bar.  Cosy seating areas, friendly chats and open log fires will make it easy to stay a bit longer … and you are more than welcome.