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St Patrick’s Festival 2016

01 Jun 2016

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THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF ST PATRICK’S DAY 2016 CELEBRATIONS

 

It’s all happening at the Guinness Storehouse with the best of beer, food and music this St. Patrick’s day in Dublin. Today the Guinness Storehouse announced details of its 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Festival celebrations, which will showcase some of Ireland’s best beer, food and music.  Celebrating its 10th year, the five day festival will kick off on Wednesday, 16th March 2016 and run to Sunday, 20th March with a series of contemporary Irish experiences including special performances by popular Irish rock group Na Fíanna.

 Guinness Storehouse events in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day

Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse will discover what goes into the making of GUINNESS®; the history of the world famous brand; and of course, enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous GRAVITY® bar with views across Dublin. Guests will also have the chance to enjoy complimentary canapés paired with samples of new Guinness innovations.  

Over the five days, the Guinness Storehouse will come alive with céilí flash mob performances popping up, encouraging visitors to test their Irish dancing skills.  Visitors will also be entertained by a variety of Irish music talent, internationally acclaimed marching bands and contemporary Irish céilí musicians performing spectacular shows

St Patrick’s Day at Guinness Storehouse

Announcing the Guinness Storehouse’s St Patrick’s Festival 2016, Paul Carty, Managing Director, Guinness Storehouse said, “The St. Patrick’s Festival is a fantastic way to kick off the tourism season at the Guinness Storehouse, and our national holiday celebrations are always a highlight in the calendar. Embracing the fun and lively spirit of St Patrick’s we will also be rolling out the green carpet and welcoming all Patricks, Patricias, Paddys, Pedros and Podges* for free on March 17th.”

This St. Patrick’s Day the Guinness Storehouse is also offering a unique guided tour as Gaeilge to visitors to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week). The tour will run at 11am on the 17th March and can be booked by contacting the Guinness Storehouse Bookings Team on 01 408 4800. To purchase tickets and for further details of The Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick’s Day Festival visit www.guinness-storehouse.com.  Open from 9.30am-6.00pm, the 2016 St Patrick’s Festival programme includes a diverse and colourful line-up to entertain, all included in the usual admission price.

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Notes to Editors

  •  GUINNESS STOREHOUSE FACTS & FIGURES  
  • The GUINNESS STOREHOUSE has welcomed approximately 15 million visitors to date since opening its doors in 2000  
  • On St Patrick’s Day in 2015:

 o 16,000 complimentary servings of Irish smoked salmon on Guinness Bread were enjoyed at the Guinness Storehouse

o Over 25,000 visitors from over 25 countries passed through the Guinness gates

 o One in three visitors learned how to pour the Perfect Pint during the 2015 Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick’s Festival;

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

 o 25 international media and over 90 Irish media visited the Storehouse  

IRISH LANGUAGE TOUR of the Guinness Storehouse for Seachtain na Gaeilge

  • Thursday 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day) – 11am. Contact the Guinness Storehouse Bookings Team on 01 408 4800 to reserve your place.   

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For further information please contact:

Gillian Herlihy,WHPR

Gillian.herlihy@ogilvy.com / 086 022 299