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Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Tour 14.3 Million Pints of Guinness

No trip to Dublin would be complete without visiting the Guinness Storehouse. The Storehouse was originally built in 1904 to house the Guinness fermentation process. There are seven floors that surround a glass atrium and the best part is that it is in the shape of a pint of Guinness, stretching up from the ground floor to The Gravity Bar in the sky. If filled the giant pint would hold approximately 14.3 million pints of Guinness!

The Guinness Storehouse tour guides visitors through the ingredients of Guinness, the fermentation process, and the history of Guinness. Highlights of the tour are learning the art of pouring your own pint of Guinness for which you will receive a certificate to prove that you have mastered the craft. Visitors will also get the chance to enjoy traditional Irish cuisine that uses Guinness as a defining ingredient. At the end of the tour, visitors can reflect on their journey through the best known Irish exports while enjoying a complimentary pint of Guinness in The Gravity Bar, with 360 degree views across Dublin. For more information visit the Guinness Storehouse website .

Tracing Irish Ancestry Through Guinness

Learn more about your Irish ancestors that worked at Guinness. Thousands of people have worked for Guinness since 1759, playing their own part in the company's history. The Guinness Archive holds a large collection of employment records, dating between 1880 and 1960. Although incomplete, these records provide an insight into past employees’ lives with medical and financial information. As the nature of the information is personal, only direct descendants may access the personnel files. Visit the Guinness website for more information.