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GUINNESS STOREHOUSE ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR A FOUR DAY ST PATRICK’S FESTIVAL SHOWCASING THE BEST OF IRISH MUSIC, SPORT & FOOD

04 Mar 2014

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 Irish Indie Band The Coronas kick off St. Patrick’s Festival at the Home of Guinness

Tuesday, 4th March 2014: Today the GUINNESS STOREHOUSE announced the exciting details for their 2014 St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations, which will showcase some of Ireland’s best music, food and rugby. The Festival which is now in its ninth year, will run over four days from the 14th-17th March kicking off on Friday 14th with an intimate performance by acclaimed rock band The Coronas. One lucky fan will also have the opportunity to meet the band backstage before they perform that evening.

As well as the exclusive Corona’s performance on the Friday, rugby fans will be in for a treat when the Storehouse transforms into the ultimate rugby hub on Saturday as Ireland take on France in their final match in the RBS 6 Nations Championship.  Newstalk’s ‘Off The Ball’ will be broadcasting live with Ger Gilroy hosting a heroic panel that will include Irish Rugby Legends Marcus Horan and Malcolm O’Kelly and injured Irish International Stephen Ferris. The show will entertain a live audience from the 2nd Floor of the Guinness Storehouse of over 150 rugby fans, as well as their listeners with their pre-match analysis and team insights.

All RBS 6 Nations rugby matches will be shown on large TV screens throughout historic building over the course of the day with an official rugby hub complete with an official Guinness burger bar being erected for the weekend.

Justin O’Connor, executive chef at The Guinness Storehouse has created a special tribute dish to Brian O’Driscoll to celebrate his last international rugby match against France which will be served to visitors over the weekend. In addition, hungry visitors will be treated to free food sample of Guinness inspired food dishes.

Paul Carty, Managing Director at the Guinness Storehouse commented: “We are delighted to announce the details of our St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Guinness Storehouse. This year our line-up throughout the three days incorporates some of the best music, sport and food that Ireland has to offer. Visitors can look forward to a vast range of vibrant entertainment, nail-biting sport and an appetizing offering of culinary delights.”

Mr. Carty continued “We are expecting large numbers of both Irish and French people through the doors over the course of the Festival and anticipate the atmosphere on Saturday may have a friendly but competitive edge as we go head to head in the 6 Nations! Either way, we are looking forward to an epic game of rugby and a great Festival”.

Visitors can also savour a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar overlooking the panoramic views of the city, learn how to pour their own perfect pint of the black stuff, and enjoy a selection of eclectic Irish music over the weekend.

To purchase tickets and for further details of The Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick’s Day Festival logon to www.guinness-storehouse.com.

For further information please contact:

WHPR – Ruth Gleeson (0876964953) / Justine Luykx (086 8595597)/

Ciara Cummins (0863952329)

Ruth.Gleeson@ogilvy.com / Justine.luykx@ogilvy.com / Ciara.Cummins@ogilvy.com

  

Notes to Editors

 

THE CORONAS MEET AND GREET AT GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Fans can be in with a chance to meet The Coronas after their gig at the Guinness Storehouse by liking the Guinness Storehouse Facebook page at www.facebook.com/guinnessstorehouse and entering the competition on the Timeline on Tuesday, 11th March.

 GUINNESS STOREHOUSE FACTS & FIGURES

  •  On St Patrick’s Day in 2013;

-           18,000 complimentary servings of Irish smoked salmon on Guinness Bread were enjoyed at the Guinness Storehouse

 -          20,000 visitors from over 25 countries passed through the Guinness gates

 -          Over 8,000 people were awarded the Perfect Pint Pour certificate

 -          315 Irish and international musicians played over the weekend

 -          1,000 loaves of Guinness brown bread were baked over the weekend

 -          50 international media including 10 TV crews broadcast from the Storehouse

 

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