Many would say that the history of Guinness over the last 250 years is the history of Ireland itself. Like Irish people, Guinness has travelled the world and is known in every corner. Here at home, even our canals, railways and roads reflect the journey Guinness has made to the taps of pubs throughout the land.
And all of that glorious history is celebrated in The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin’s most frequently visited attraction, with over 1.2 million visitors per year.
Even the building itself is of historic significance. Built in 1902 in the Chicago style, it was the first multi-storey steel-framed building constructed in Ireland. Today, as you enter the atrium, look up and you will see the concentric, layered balconies of its seven floors reflect the shape of an enormous pint glass. Across those seven floors you’ll find every detail of how ‘The Black Stuff’ is produced, exported, advertised and consumed. And when you reach the top, you’ll find yourself in Dublin’s highest pub: The Gravity bar, where there’s a complimentary pint waiting to be enjoyed.
A visit to the Guinness Storehouse is a “must do” on every travel itinerary and with easy access via the LUAS light rail system Citywest Hotel is the perfect base.