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GUINNESS STOREHOUSE WELCOMES TOM CRUISE TO THE ‘HOME OF GUINNESS'

03 Apr 2013

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GUINNESS STOREHOUSE WELCOMES HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST STAR TOM CRUISE CRUISE ENJOYS A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF DUBLIN CITY AHEAD OF THE IRISH PREMIER OF ‘OBLIVION’

Today, Wednesday 3rd April 2013, the Guinness Storehouse rolled out the red carpet to welcome one of the world’s most famous actors in history, Tom Cruise.

Cruise jetted into Dublin today, as part his worldwide tour for his latest movie, “Oblivion” accompanied by highly acclaimed Director Joseph Kosinski and the lead lady in Oblivion, former Bond girl, Olga Kurylenkoe.

They were treated to a private tour of the Guinness Brewery where Guinness Head Brewer, Colin O’Brien demonstrated the craft behind the brewing process and even handed the reigns over to Cruise who started his very own brew, which once complete will be specially delivered to Mr. Cruise as a keepsake of his trip to the home of Guinness.

Following the behind the scenes tour of the Brewery, Tom was whisked up to the highest viewpoint in Dublin city, the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse where Master Brewer Fergal Murray was on hand to teach him how to pour a perfect pint of Guinness.

Cruise who was visibly excited about his surroundings, was then given a ‘windowstour of Dublin’ by Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche highlighting key landmarks such the Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and Croke Park

Managing Director at the Guinness Storehouse, Paul Carty said “What an exciting day for everyone in Guinness Storehouse, and indeed in the city, to welcome Tom Cruise through our doors. He is an absolute gentleman! We are thrilled he took the time out of his hectic schedule to join us and learn some of the craft and legacy behind a pint of Guinness”.

Today, Cruise was also presented with a certificate of Irish ancestry from the Department of Foreign Affairs. Cruise, who was born Tom Cruise Mapother IV, has ancestry on his father's side in Kilteevan Co Roscommon and Co Dublin through both the Mapother and Cruise families.

The Irish premier of “Oblivion” takes place this evening in The Savoy Cinema, Dublin and will be in cinemas nationwide from 10th April.

For Media Enquiries/ request an interview with Fergal Murray, Guinness Master

Brewer and Eibhlin Roche, Guinness Archivist, please contact:

JUSTINE LUYKX / RUTH GLEESON

WHPR

016690030

Justine 086 8595597

Ruth 087 6964953

Notes to editors:

OBLIVION

Tom Cruise stars in “Oblivion”, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of Tron: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, on a spectacular future earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

“Oblivion” was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.

THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Since opening its doors in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed over 9 million visitors from around the world and is Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction. The building, a former fermentation plant in the legendary St.James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, holds a seven storey Guinness experience which allows visitors to gain an understanding of why Guinness has become one of the world’s most iconic and best loved brands.