Much like the ball dropping in New York City on New Year’s Eve, the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day season around the world began when the first pint of Guinness was pulled at the Guinness Storehouse by Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray.
A count-down leading up to the inaugural ritual marked the beginning of holiday celebrations leading into the weekend ahead of St. Patrick’s Day.
In conjunction with the celebration, Guinness Storehouse announced a list of exciting St. Patrick’s Day and Irish-themed festivities throughout March 15-17 to celebrate this national Irish holiday and spread the cheer worldwide.
As the global hub of all St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and home of Guinness, the Guinness Storehouse opened its doors for the weekend to offer revelers an exciting line-up of Irish-infused entertainment and festivities throughout the seven-story building.
Throughout the weekend, the Guinness Storehouse offered a variety of entertainment, a traditional Irish dance show and much more.
More than a dozen music acts added festive Irish music to the party atmosphere, while legal drinking age Guinness pint sippers enjoyed panoramic 360-degree views in the Gravity Bar on the seventh floor, the highest viewpoint throughout Dublin.
Guinness Storehouse visitors will enjoyed a new Guinness experience standing inside the world’s largest pint glass while viewing a flowing green waterfall, specially colored for the occasion.
As usual, all legal drinking age Guinness Storehouse visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness during their visit.
“The most authentic way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, the global capital of St. Patrick’s Day,” said Lisa Fitzsimons, Marketing and Sales Manager, Guinness Storehouse.
All those by the name of Patrick, and variants of the name, who visited the Guinness Storehouse on St. Patrick’s Day received free Guinness Storehouse entry to enjoy the festival.
Upon arrival, all Patricks received a VIP (Very Important Patrick) Pass, which provided them with free entry to the Guinness Storehouse.
Guinness Storehouse’s ultimate St. Patrick’s Day experience cost EUR 14.70 and those who purchase a ticket online obtained a 10% discount.