This set of 12 short videos below tells the story of the highly successful first year of the award-winning Kilkenny VS beer cooling system, featuring commentary from CIT, IBEC, The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland and a selection of very satisfied publicans and hoteliers.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 1

In this video, we meet Thys Vogels, manager of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee Co. Kerry – one of the highest rated hotels in the country on Tripadvisor. Thys explains how he was having issues with performance from an older beer system, and how installing a Kilkenny VS beer cooler last year has not only drastically improved their situation, but saved them in running costs too.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 2

In this video, engineer John Smee introduces the VS Junior – a new design for smaller outlets launched early in 2017.

Also included is a working demonstration of the VS Cooler’s power-optimising system, which is proven to use up to 39% less electricity than a modern standard cooler – making it more efficient than any other system on the market.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 3

In this video we meet Anne Murphy from IBEC.

IBEC Awarded ‘Best product / service’ to Kilkenny Cooling Systems in their environment awards for 2015-2016 for the VS Cooler. In this short video Anne explains why.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 4

In this video we meet Edward McGoey of The Rustic Inn in Co. Longford who explains how his bar can vary from having an extremely busy event to quiet evenings, and how having a Kilkenny VS beer cooler is a great fit for The Rustic Inn for this reason- saving on beer waste but also on electricity, and providing sufficient cooling for really large crowds when required. Edward particularly notes the highly consistent quality and temperature from his new beer system.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 5

In this video we meet Don Buckley, owner of Castle Hotel in Macroom. Don undertook a complete upgrade of his refrigeration equipment – consolidating multiple refrigeration units to a centralised unit and upgrading his beer cooler to a Kilkenny VS in the process. He has noticed a remarkable reduction in energy consumption and an improvement in beer quality.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 6

In this video, we meet research Engineer Michael Desmond from Cork Institute of Technology who explains the testing and development of the Kilkenny VS cooler, and why he believes it to be the most energy efficient beer cooling system available.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 7

In this video, we meet market bar group General Manager Linda Monahan who briefly explains how the Kilkenny VS came to be installed in Idlewild Bar Dublin, and confirms that she’s very satisfied with the energy efficient operation of the system.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 8

In this video, we meet Seamus Kerr, Institute of Refrigeration Ireland council member and past president, who discusses the biennial refrigeration awards and why the Kilkenny VS Cooler design was highly commended by the IRI.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 9

In this video we meet Deirdre Murphy from Sarsfield’s Hurling Club. Sarsfields had a huge issue with beer waste – costing them up to €800 per month!

Replacing their beer system with a Kilkenny VS has led to enormous savings in both beer and running costs.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 10

In this video we meet Brian O’Rourke of O’Connell’s landmark bar in Galway who explains the importance of good quality beer in maintaining a great Guinness reputation, and how installing the Kilkenny VS beer cooler has helped to achieve this.

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 11

In this video, we meet Nigel Daly, owner of The Front Room (Kilkenny’s newest bar). Nigel explains how the Kilkenny VS Cooler earned him reports of having the best beer in town!

The Story of Kilkenny VS Cooler Part 12

In this video we meet Denis Scanlon of The Millers Inn which is a small rural pub in Bunninadden Co. Sligo. Denis has been pulling pints for 47 years!

Denis sings the praises of the Kilkenny VS cooler, in particular the Guinness quality. He explains why making the investment in good quality cooling equipment is a vital part of running a successful pub, and how he is absolutely delighted with the Kilkenny VS system that he installed recently, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it any other publican.