Saturday, October 24, 2015

Guinness

On Monday evening I was fortunate to attend a private event at the historic Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The Storehouse was originally the fermentation plant for the St. James' Gate Brewery and today is the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland.
Photo by Patrick Jones. 19 Oct 2015.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Guinness Storehouse, 19 Oct 2015.

The Storehouse contains the history and archives of Arthur Guinness' brewery, including some of its famous advertising and artwork. The photo below shows a 2-ton carved wood pint of Guinness. There is a short video showing how they made the sculpture on Vimeo.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Guinness pint sculpture
Photo by Patrick Jones. Fish on a Bicycle, Guinness Storehouse.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Entrance at St. James' Gate.
After the Guinness event, our group joined the rest of the meeting attendees at the conference gala on Dame Lane. The photo below gives a sense of the fun, with around 2,000 people packed into the alley and pubs on Dame Lane.
Photo by Patrick Jones. That Night in Dublin.
This post covers the end of my photos from Dublin, and I will be making a return to my family history research and writing.

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