It’s been a year of celebration for the Guinness Company, as they celebrate 250 years since the signing of the lease on the world famous headquarters at St James’s Gate Dublin, by their founder Arthur Guinness.

Today, September 24th, has been declared "Arthur’s Day" to honour the remarkable man who brought us Guinness beer.

For many years having a pint of Guinness in the home of Guinness has been high on the list of things to do by Ireland’s overseas visitors. But now a trip to the Guinness Storehouse itself has become the number 1 attraction for visitors. Last year 1,038,910 people went there, making it Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction.

To find out more about his double-success story, and to raise a glass to Arthur on this special day, ITIC spoke with Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Guinness Storehouse. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say.

September 24th 2009

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