087-6181690  info@blackdonkeybeer.com


The Bar and Pub Show Olympia London Oct 2nd – 4th 2017

In conjunction with Ireland Food West we are hitting up London with all our beers this week at the Bar & Pub Show :

Event Type: Trade
Venue: Olympia West
Dates: 2 Oct 2017 to 4 Oct 2017
Opening Times:

Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue: 10am-5pm
Wed: 10am-5pm

Enterprise Town Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo Friday-Saturday 22-23rd September 2017

We will join over 100 other local producers, artists and entreuprenuers, all showcasing our products, at Ballyhaunis Enterprise Town on Friday evening and Saturday.


RDS Craft Beer Festival Thursday-Saturday 7-9th September 2017

Ireland’s largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS. 
Festival is open from 5pm-11.15pm on Thursday and Friday and from 2pm-11.15pm on Saturday! Last entry 10pm each night!





Blas @ Brownes Tuam Co. Galway Sunday 20th August 2017 1-5pm

Match one of our beers to your favourite dish this Sunday @ Browne’s

The Big Grill Herbert Park Dublin Thur-Sun 17-20th August 2017

Pouring all your favourites at The Big Grill

Hagstravaganza – White Hag Ballymote Co.Sligo Saturday 29th July 2017 2-10pm

Try our single batch Smoked Rye Saison aka  BOGFIRE at Hagstravaganza

Open Day – Indie Beer Week Saturday 1st July 2017 12-5pm

Join us for an Open Day at the brewery as part of Indie Beer Week

Tours : 12:30pm and 3pm

Beer samples, traditional music from Chris (Accordion) and Dylan (fiddle) and some other blow ins!!

Local cheese maker Jim Gannon will have a selection of his delicious Cloonconra cheese

Killarney Beer Festival Killarney Co. Kerry May 26-28th 2017

Killarney Beer Festival May 26-28th 2017



JJ Harlow’s Beer & Cider Festival Roscommon Co. Roscommon April 29-30th 2017

Great line up of refreshments at JJ Harlow’s Beer & Cider Festival

Easter Beer Festival Franciscan Well, Cork April 15-16th 2017

Join us at the annual Franciscan Well Easter Beer Festival

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Convention Centre Dublin, Feb 23rd-25th 2017

Join us at the Convention Centre

Thur 23rd February 5-11pm

Fri 24th February 5-11pm

Sat 25th February 12:30-11pm





Castlerea Enterprise Town – Showcasing Our Community, The Hub Castlerea 9-10th December 2016

In association with Bank of Ireland, we will be showcasing our products at The Hub Castlerea :

December 9th from 5-9pm

December 10th from 11am to 2 pm

Huge array of entertainment and panel discussions over the 2 Days. There is something for all the family. It’s a free event.


Meet the Brewer at The Lough Ree Inn, Athlone, Dec 2nd 2016 8-11pm

To kick off the Christmas season, Black Donkey Brewing is holding a meet the brewer night in The Lough Ree Inn, in Coosan Point Athlone. There will be exclusive tastings of some “in development” beers, which have never been outside the brewery before. AND the only keg of Arigna 2016 in existence.

JJ Harlow’s Beer & Cider Festival, Roscommon Nov 26th 2016, 2pm-Late

Real fires, pizza, craft beers and ciders, live original music and a warm welcome in the heart of Roscommon town


Great Irish Beer Festival, Cork City Hall 22-24th September 2016

The Great Irish Beer Festival is a three day event featuring craft beer from Irish producers, live music, lectures, brewing demos & food prep demos.



RDS Irish Craft Beer Festival Dublin, Thursday 8th- Saturday 10th September 2016

Join us at the annual RDs Craft Beer Festival

Ireland’s largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS – fabulous Irish artisan food, 300+ beers, ciders, whiskeys and a few cocktails, MANY, available ONLY at fest!

September 8th

5pm till 11pm
€10 admission

September 9th

5pm till 11pm
€10 admission

September 10th

2pm till 11pm
€15 admission


Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Olympia London – 3:30pm Sunday 4th September 2014

Come and join Black Donkey at Booth #2415 this Sunday at 3:30pm where we will be handing out samples

Explore the UK’s leading showcase of fine food and drink

Speciality & Fine Foods Fair


Skelly’s Bar Beer Festival Ballymahon, Longford Saturday 27th August

Join us for our second year at Skellys. Great beer, food and music.

Skelly’s Bar Ballymahon, Longford Saturday 27th August 6-12pm

Skellys Beer Festival


Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival, Doolin Co. Clare 26-28th August 2016

Our beers will be pouring at the Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival  August 26-28th 2016

Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival


World Premier ‘Along By The River’ documentary, Roscommon Arts Centre – Friday 26th August 2016

Join us for a wonderful documentary and some Black Donkey tasting at the ticketed event Friday 26th August

ALONG BY THE RIVER: Discover the River Suck (from Lough O’Flynn to Shannonbridge), featuring an interview with Black Donkey Brewing.

A documentary commissioned by the Suck Valley Angling Hub / Suck Valley Development Co-operative Society Ltd. about the River Suck from Lough O’ Flynn to Shannonbridge…it’s flora and fauna, rich biodiversity, heritage and culture.
The communities that live along the Suck share stories to reveal secrets of this charming hidden Ireland in a new Mimar Media production. A river plentiful in coarse fish and renowned for its pike catches, the River Suck Callows is also a special protection area with raised bogs and a variety of migratory birds wintering in the area. Stakeholders of this natural resource detail endeavours to protect, utilise and promote the River Suck sustainably.

Along By The River



57 The Headline Dublin 2 Year Anniversary Thursday August 18th 2016 7pm

Come and celebrate our 2nd anniversary at 57 The Headline


Salthouse Galway 2 Year Anniversary Thursday August 11th 2016 7pm

Come and celebrate our 2nd birthday at the Salthouse, Galway


Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival Kilkenny City July 8-9th 2016

Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival is focused on growing the Irish Craft Beer Industry. We are in our second year and we continue to focus on developing the relationship between Micro Breweries and Off-Trade retailers.

Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival runs from 5th to 10th of July.

The festival week will climax on Friday with Ireland’s Largest Craft Beer Tasting ever with over 300 Irish Micro Brewed Beers.

Celebrations will continue on Saturday with the Craft on Draught Fest, a draught beer festival with over 20 Breweries and all the trimmings.


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Grainne Ale Festival Westport Co. Mayo June 4-5th 2016

image002Pouring all four of our beers in the beautiful grounds of Westport House from 2-10pm

Killarney Beer Festival Killarney Co. Kerry May 27-29th 2016

Join us for great beer and superb music all weekend in gorgeous Killarney.

Beer competitions start on Saturday.

Killarney Beer Fest 2016


Roscommon Lamb Festival – Wednesday 27th April 2016 6:30pm

Join us for some tasting and tapestry at the Exhibition of Woven Tapestry Art

Wed Apr 27 6:30pm

The Core, Church St, Roscommon






Beer Tasting , Spar Garrycastle Athlone Mar 11th 2016 5-7pm

Not sure about buying craft beer before you try it…. Why not come along to our craft beer tasting Friday 11th from 5pm-7pm. You can then stock up with your favourite craft beer.





Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Dublin Convention Center Feb 5-7th 2016


The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair returns for a fourth time to the Convention Centre Dublin, February 5-7th, 2016.

The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by a range of home-grown acts and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your taste buds!

Join fellow brews and spirits enthusiasts at the Convention Centre Dublin to celebrate the rising tide of this unique craft movement.

Craft Brew Fair Hours
Friday, February 5th: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 6th: 12.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, February 7th: 12.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Beer Tasting , Cahills Supervalu Castlerea Co. Roscommon Dec 18th 2015 12-7pm

Come a try one or all of our 5 beers at Cahills Supervalu Castlerea Co Roscommon


Meet the Brewer – Daly’s Drinks Boyle Roscommon December 3rd 2015 7:30pm

Come and have a chat and a taste from our ever expanding selection of true crat beers, with Richard 7:30 – 9pm



Beer Tasting , Martin’s Off License Fairview Dublin Nov 20th 2015 5:30-8pm

Come and sample our beers at Martin’s Off Licence, Fairview Dublin





Beer & Food Pairing , dela Galway Nov 19th 2015 7:30pm

Black Donkey and dela join forces for a craft beer and food pairing event

51 Lower Dominick St, Galway


Meet West – Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone Nov 18th 2015 5-7pm

Black Donkey beer and other local producers at the Thursday evening reception for the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland. 18th & 19th Nov, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Roscommon. 091 777111 info@meetwest.ie


Delphi Adventure Resort Leenane Galway Nov 7th 2015 at 7pm

In Association with:   Artisan Crafts Beer Black Donkey Brewing
Hosted by:   Stefan Matz with Brewer & Proprietor Richard Siberry
What:     Enjoy a 7 Course tasting menu featuring local produce matching Crafts beer from the Black Donkey Brewing company.
When:  Saturday 7th November
Where: The Chefs Table – Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa


Ritz Gastropub Athlone Oct 24th 2015 4-10pm

‘Putting on the beer at the Ritz’ Athlone this Saturday from 4 until 10pm


Oktoberfest Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone Oct 16th 2015 8-9pm

Meet head brewer Richard  Friday 16th October

Learn about how we do what we do and then sample the results


Meet the brewer – Supervalu Monksland Athlone Sep 19th 2015 2-6pm

Come and chat to Richard about our beers

And then there were 3.  All now available at Supervalu, Monksland Athlone 


Castlebar Beer Festival Sat & Sun 12-13th Sep 2015 2-6pm

Join us at Castlebar’s first beer festival, Saturday and Sunday from 2-6pm in Rocky’s Bar


Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival RDS Dublin 27-29th August 2015

Ireland’s largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS – featuring live music, fabulous Irish artisan food, 200+ beers, ciders, whiskeys and a few cocktails, MANY, available ONLY at fest!


Thursday August 27th             5pm till 11.30pm                       €10 admission

Friday August 28th                  5pm till 12.30am                       €10 admission

Saturday August 29th              12pm till 12.30am                     €12 in advance, €15 at door



drinks tokens:

Tokens are €2.50 / half-pint.
7%+ beers are poured to the 2/3’s mark,
food stalls take cash only.

Meet the Brewers – Ely Bar & Brasserie IFSC Dublin August 26th 7-9pm

 Meet The Brewers at ely bar & brasserie

 Meet the Brewers

The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival returns to RDS, Dublin from 27-29th August, 2015. A celebration of Irish craft brewing, live music and fabulous Irish artisan food.
To celebrate, we are hosting an official “Meet the Brewers Night” in association with The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival.
Come meet your favourite brewers including O’Hara’s, Stonewell, TemptedBlack Donkey and more, while tasting the very best
craft beers, bar bites and learning more, in a fun, informal environment.

57 The Headline 1 Year Anniversary Thursday 20th August 2015 8pm

Join us at 57 The Headline for our 1 year anniversary.  We will be pouring 4 beers :

‘Sheep Stealer’, ‘Buck-It’ and our two new beers, Belgian Pale Ale ‘Scythe’ and Rye Pale Ale ‘Beyond’


Don’s Bar Craft Beer Festival Moate Westmeath Sunday 16th August 2015 3-9pm

Get your drinking shoes on!

Midlands Craft Beer Festival is taking place on the 16th of August in the huge beer garden behind Don’s Bar, Moate. They are going to have two stages of live music, plenty of food including my favourite, a pig on a spit and some lovely beers and ciders.
St Mel’s from Longford, Bo Bristle from Banagher, Reel Deel from Mayo and O’Cleirigh’s from Cavan are all bringing beers and Vanguard Beer Collective will be bringing ciders and maybe one or two surprises.

The event is a fundraiser for Moate GAA so we might even introduce a sporting element to the day! Mark the date on your calendar and check out @Simonsaysbeer for more.


Skellys Craft Beer Festival Ballymahon Longford Saturday August 15th 2015 3pm

Skelly’s Craft Beer Festival kicks off at 3pm on Saturday August 15th

Four breweries from the greater midlands region will come together to celebrate craft beer in a great location – bringing fans of good music and tasty brews to the heart of Ballymahon once again!
Skelly’s Craft Beer Festival kicks off at three o’clock on Saturday August 15th.The event brings together St Mel’s Brewing Company; Black Donkey Brewing; Bo Bristle and Carrig Brewery.A number of new brews will be available on the day, as well as top notch entertainment, food and atmosphere in the second stage area from the renowned Helium Fundraiser Music Festival.Plutonic Dust and Revelator will perform among other bands – what a wonderful excuse to make a day of it and come back to the home of Helium here in Ballymahon – at Skelly’s Bar.BallymahonAugust2015

Salthouse Galway 1 Year Anniversary Thursday August 13th 2015 6pm

Join us at the Salthouse for our 1 year anniversary.  We will be pouring 3 beers :


‘Sheep Stealer’,  and our new beers Belgian Pale Ale ‘Scythe’ and Rye Pale Ale ‘Beyond’


Meet the Brewer – Daly’s Drinks Boyle Roscommon July 17th 2015

Swing by Daly’s Drinks, Bar and Off License this Friday from 6-8pm to meet our brewer, Richard, and sample our products, we may even be able to get some of the new stuff ready in time for the event.




Today we celebrate our 1st birthday. On this day last year we brewed our first commercial batch of Sheep Stealer.

What a difference a year makes.

Thank you to all our customers, family and friends for your support over the last few years. We could not have done it without you.

Michaela & Richard


Roscommon Showcase Abbey Hotel July 5th 2015

Join us for a Family Fun Day hosted by Roscommon tourism at The Abbey Hotel from 3-7pm


Killarney Beer Festival Killarney Co. Kerry June 5-7th 2015


Gleneagle Hotel INEC Killarney

Friday 5th: 6pm – 11pm

Saturday 6th: 2pm – 11pm

Sunday 7th: 2pm – 6pm

Grainne Ale Festival Westport Mayo May 30th and 31st 2015

Beer and music in Gracy’s, Westport House from 2 to 20pm, Saturday and Sunday







Small Food Business Start Up Seminar April 21st 2015

Richard will present a Case Study:How to start a small food business, highlighting how Black Donkey got started at the Small Food Business Start Up Seminar, hosted by FSAI

Date: April 21st

Time: 8:20am (registration from 8:00am) – 1:00pm

Location: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

 In order to share information and advice with small food business operators and those of you considering setting up a small food business, the FSAI has decided to combine all the relevant topics and more, into a morning event which covers all you need to know about setting up a food business. The Small Food Business Start-up Seminars are a one-stop shop for anyone who is thinking about starting a small food business and/or who has recently gone into business in the food sector.


Irish Restaurant Awards Salthill Galway April 20th 2015

Black Donkey will be pouring Sheep Stealer and Buck It, at the Connaught Irish Restaurant Awards reception in the Salthill Hotel Galway, 7:30pm

IrishRestAwards_smallThese awards are the largest and most coveted accolades in the Irish Restaurant Industry. They recognise achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry throughout the Island of Ireland in 21 categories and celebrate all aspects of the Industry from Chefs and Restaurant Managers, to Restaurants, Cafes and Gastro Pubs, to Food Producers, and Cookery Schools.


Easter Beer Fest Franciscan Well Cork April 4-5th 2015

Dozens of Irish craft brewers will be in attendance as the Franciscan Well Brewery will once again be host to the Easter Beer Fest this year. 

The North Mall will be the place to go this Easter for all craft beer lovers in Cork, as the Franciscan Well Brewery has announced the return of its annual Easter Beer Festival on April 4th and 5th.

Some of Ireland’s leading microbreweries will be in attendance (bringing beer with them of course) and they will include both new names and some familiar faces making their way to the brew-pub for the event.

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Roscommon Lamb Festival Launch – Friday 20th March 2015

Launch of 2015 Roscommon Lamb Festival will take place on Friday 20th March at 8pm in Gleesons Town House, The Square, Roscommon.  The launch will be performed by Richard Siberry, owner of Black Donkey Craft Brewery, Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. We look forward to seeing you there!


Roscommon Lamb Festival started in 2008 organized by a committee of local farmers, restaurant owners and community groups. The vision for the festival was to “highlight the quality of locally-produced food and to attract additional tourists to Roscommon thus boosting the local economy and benefitting primary producers and suppliers”. This is still the case with the added vision of creating an internationally recognised festival in the Northwest of Ireland and an annual celebration for the people of Roscommon and its visitors.

Based on the fact that Roscommon has the highest lamb output per acre in the country, the festival celebrates lamb in a diverse range of food and farming events over the course of the weekend. We are organising this event to increase awareness of the festival, promote lamb as a dish and generate business for participating establishments in all sectors.

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2015 is in it’s eighth year – celebrating all aspects of County Roscommon’s food, farming, heritage, craft  and most importantly – family, in a range of events designed to suit everyone’s tastes.  The majority of our events are free and the festival itself is a non profit event.

Roscommon Lamb festival 2015

Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival – March 13-17th 2015

 RDS Dublin - Hall 1

 Friday 13th March - Tuesday 17th March

The Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival is Dublin’s premier event offering visitors the best of Irish craft beer, live music, artisan food, brewer talks, masterclasses and so much more!
Come and celebrate St Patrick’s Week 2015 with over 15,000 friends at the Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival in the RDS, Dublin 3. Enjoy Ireland’s favourite craft beer, artisan food and local music


13-17th March 2015

Hall 1, Main Hall, RDS, Dublin 4 (main RDS entrance)
Friday 5pm – 12.30am
Saturday / Monday 12.30pm – 12.30am
Sunday / Tuesday 12.30pm – 10.30pm
€10 entry includes live music, free souvenir glass and free half pint!

Tickets available at the door
Contact us for group rates for 20 or more.

FoodieForum GMIT – Tuesday 3rd February 2015

 GMIT Galway

 Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Meet Richard from Black Donkey Brewing at the FoodieForum and Gastronomy West.

In the “Meet the Brewers” area visitors will have an opportunity to speak with the craft brewers and sample some products.


The 2015 event will see the GMIT FoodieForum team merge with Gastronomy West, a symposium which brings together experts and key note speakers on gastronomy and tourism.

An impressive line-up of contributors have joined the Foodie Forum team in their quest to educate on the growing importance of the provenance of food,  the support of local suppliers and the use of seasonal Irish food.

Sheep Stealer Launch – McGourty’s Bar Castlerea – Friday 14th November 2014

 Friday 14th November 2014

 Main Street Castlerea Co. Roscommon



 Come and join us…………..

For the launch of ‘Sheep Stealer’ Farmhouse Ale from Roscommon’s only brewery

                                        Date:     November 14th 2014

                                       Time:   9pm


  Main Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon




National Ploughing Championships 2014 – Stradbally Co. Laois

 23rd to 25th September

 Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois

Join us for some Sheep Stealer at Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show

All Ireland Craft Beerfest Dublin 2014

 September 4-7th 2014

 RDS, Dublin Ireland

We would love to see you at our festival debut at the All-Ireland Craft Beerfest in the RDS, from September 4th through the 7th, 2014. We will be pouring the first commercial batches of Sheep Stealer, our saison, along with a few show special beers, not available anywhere else!
Come one come all, good times.

Sheep Stealer Launch, Dublin – Thursday 21st August 2014

 August 21 2014

 @57theheadline, Dublin

Come and enjoy our new Saison, ‘Sheep Stealer’  @57theheadline Dublin Thursday 21st August at 8pm


Check out our reviews from a great night at 57 The Headline



Sheep Stealer Launch, Galway – Thursday 14th August 2014

 August 14th 2014

 Salthouse, Galway

Come and enjoy our new Saison, ‘Sheep Stealer’ at the Salthouse, Ravens Terrace Galway this Thursday at 8pm


European Beer Bloggers Conference – June 2014

 June 27-28th

 Dublin, Ireland

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2014

Introducing Sheep Stealer, a new Irish farmhouse Ale, at the Irish Craft Beer reception.

Irish Craft Beer Reception with Beer Ireland – Tower Bar – See more at: http://beerbloggersconference.org/europe/agenda/#sthash.zdPhqLSF.dpuf
Irish Craft Beer Reception with Beer Ireland – Tower Bar – See more at: http://beerbloggersconference.org/europe/agenda/#sthash.zdPhqLSF.dpuf

Read our reviews here