Considering my ancestors are from Omagh (Co. Tyrone), and my husband is a born and bred Dubliner, I can’t really let St. Patrick’s Day pass without writing something. But debating the virtues of shots made with Baileys has been done, and there’s no point in offering tips to prevent your tongue from turning green at the bar tonight because it’s destined to happen. So to mix it up a bit I’ve decided to focus on Ireland’s #1 tourist destination by taking you on a photographic tour of the Guinness Storehouse.
Having visited the Guinness Storehouse in the summer of 2010, I can honestly say that it is one of the best planned and most interesting tourist traps I have ever visited. While the three Dubliners I was with might argue that the pint at the end was the best part of the day, this Canadian visitor loved every part of the tour.
Note: the photos below were all taken by yours truly, and explanations can be found by hovering over the image with your mouse.
If you want to experience the birthplace of Guinness for yourself but currently aren’t anywhere near the Emerald Isle, fear not! The Storehouse has a webcam set up at the Gravity Bar that constantly broadcasts live 360 degree views of Dublin city. Click here to see what you’re missing.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Erin go Bragh!