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> Guinness 250th anniversary celebrations!, Raise your Guinness at 17:59 GMT on 24th September!
kathryn77
post Sep 9 2009, 04:31 PM
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Guinness is celebrating its 250th anniversary on September 24th 2009!!

Events are kicking off at the Dublin epicentre, but celebrations are invited worldwide, as we all raise a toast to the man himself: Arthur Guinness

The largest music events in Dublin are being divided into 4 main venues, and the tickets are yet to go on sale, but confirmed acts include the likes of: Kasabian; Estelle; Black Eyed Peas & Tom Jones!!

Doors will open at each venue at 17:00 GMT, with a toast being raised to Arthur Guinness at 17:59 GMT

All the details are available via the Guinness website (just hope I can get a ticket!!)

Here is a summary, and here is the full site.


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post Sep 9 2009, 07:30 PM
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So if I am reading the summary correctly, Arthur's Day on the 24th is sort of arbitrarily chosen? It seems to me then that the exact day isn't really that significant on its own right. Is that correct?

(refer to my other post in the Oyster thread)
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post Sep 10 2009, 02:56 PM
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Well, I guess that's the 'official day' - the day the famous Guinness Storehouse became the place Guinness was brewed for the first time.

Before that maybe he was making it in his loft and it was only popular with his close friends and family?

(The last bit is made up - in case anyone thinks I'm being serious)


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post Sep 12 2009, 09:23 AM
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QUOTE(kathryn77 @ Sep 9 2009, 04:31 PM) *

Guinness is celebrating its 250th anniversary on September 24th 2009!!


I'll drink to that! "Şerefe" as we say in Turkey!


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post Sep 12 2009, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE(manzara @ Sep 12 2009, 03:23 PM) *

QUOTE(kathryn77 @ Sep 9 2009, 04:31 PM) *

Guinness is celebrating its 250th anniversary on September 24th 2009!!


I'll drink to that! "Şerefe" as we say in Turkey!


And, "Slainte" (pronounced Slaanta) as we say in Ireland wink.gif

QUOTE(paroshep @ Sep 12 2009, 04:06 PM) *

Thanks for alerting me to this event. I will definitely buy a can--draft is only available here during high season--of Guiness for the toast.

I miss good Guiness almost as much as I miss Ireland. (I lived in West Cork between 1996 and 2002.)

Cheers,
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Very good smile.gif I will post news from the day itself when it comes. There's a petition going round at the moment to make the day a public holiday... smile.gif


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post Sep 20 2009, 03:53 PM
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I've started a new thread with details on worldwide celebrations jump.gif


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Black Eyed Peas? those most traditional of Guinness drinkers tongue.gif


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QUOTE(niallclerkin @ Sep 23 2009, 11:02 AM) *

Black Eyed Peas? those most traditional of Guinness drinkers tongue.gif


laugh.gif Well there's obviously a bit of Sharon Shannon going on as well with her accordion in one of the pubs too tongue.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE(paroshep @ Sep 26 2009, 03:29 PM) *

Well I made sure the event was duly celebrated on the Greek island of Paros.

As it happened we were having dinner with friends in a traditional taverna on the pier in the well known town of Naoussa. I don't know what the proprietor thought when I pulled out a couple cans of the black and poured everyone a portion. Certainly all heads turned when the six of shouted "To Arthur" at 19:59 (17:59 GMT).

A good time was had by all. You can read more in my blog.



That's brilliant! That's what I like to hear! Predictably, celebrations were mental here. Pubs were packed, but we managed to get in one, which was a good spot for live music smile.gif

I have photos etc, so once I've added them, I'll let you know - my camera had been broken and I just got it replaced that day, so no idea how good the photos are - I tried to take a couple of video clips with it too - we'll see, I'll let you know anyway smile.gif

Liked the blog entry too! smile.gif


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