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Guiness Arthur's Day Criticized By Irish
2013-09-26 08:58:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2009 the world-renowned Guinness brewery in Ireland created “Arthur’s Day” to celebrate the first black stout beer ever poured by founder Arthur Guinness on September 26 some 250 years ago. In the four years since the first recognition of the pseudo-holiday, some Irish citizens are beginning to oppose the festivities and warn against dangerous drinking behavior. Guinness’ parent company Diageo has made quite an event of...

2010-11-05 15:53:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Who needs to follow in the footsteps of other champions with a celebratory trip to a theme park when you can be the first thoroughbred ever to enjoy a pint at your favorite brewery? As horse-racing's biggest and boldest superstar prepares to race into the record books on Saturday, GUINNESS, the world's best-selling stout, is preparing to open its legendary St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin for the first-time ever...to a race horse! (Photo:...

2010-09-24 04:29:00

DUBLIN, September 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Consumers Around the World Join in the Global Celebration in Addition to Live Music Events and Celebrations in Ireland, the USA, the Caribbean and Asia The owners of GUINNESS(R) beer, the world's number one stout, last night hosted the 2010 Arthur's Day global celebration, which kicked off at the world famous St. James's Gate Brewery. Westlife, The Script, Brandon Flowers, Snow Patrol, Kelis, The Manic Street Preachers, and...

2009-09-23 10:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 24, the makers of GUINNESS(R), the world's most iconic stout, will unite with consumers around the world to toast 250 years of brewing tradition started by one remarkable man: Arthur Guinness. The global celebration known as Arthur's Day marks the 250th anniversary of Arthur Guinness signing the 9,000-year lease on the famous St. James's Gate brewery in Dublin in 1759. The commemoration of this milestone will begin in Dublin and...

2009-09-08 11:25:00

DUBLIN, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With just seventeen days to go until the Arthur's Day celebrations begin in Dublin on the 24th September, GUINNESS is today revealing the latest impressive line-up of artists, A-list presenters and international broadcast partners taking part, as the countdown begins to the global festivities. Around the world amazing talent will perform at Arthur's Day events including Sean Paul as headlining act at the live show in Lagos, Nigeria and The Black Eyed Peas...

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