A New Yorker and her Tipperary fiancée visiting the Dublin St. James’s Gate brewery helped Guinness celebrate a momentous milestone

Guinness Storehouse celebrated a momentous milestone by welcoming its 20 millionth visitor on April 25. Maria Christian from New York who visited Ireland for her first time with Tipperary born fiancé Chris Coen became the 20 millionth visitor to Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse.

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A key player in Dublin’s tourism industry, the Guinness Storehouse promotes Dublin and Ireland as a world-class destination. Since opening its doors to the public in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse has continually re-invested in its visitor experience to meet and exceed visitors’ expectations.

The iconic Guinness gate at the Guinness Storehouse.

The iconic Guinness gate at the Guinness Storehouse.

Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse tells the story of one of Ireland’s most iconic brands, Guinness. The journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors, including the highlight for many visitors - the famous Gravity Bar, which showcases unparalleled panoramic 360⁰ views of Dublin city. Visitors from Ireland and abroad discover what goes into making each and every pint, learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years, its iconic advertising, as well as a tasting like no other.

The Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse.

The Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse.

Commenting on the visitor numbers, Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Guinness Storehouse said: “2018 was another incredibly successful year for the Guinness Storehouse. Our aim is to position Ireland and the Guinness Storehouse as a year-round, ‘must visit’ destination, to ensure that the contribution of tourism to the economy continues to expand. With a focus on seasonality, this year we heavily internationally promoted key events: International Stout Festival in November and St. Patrick’s Festival in March.”

The Guinness Storehouse.

The Guinness Storehouse.

The Guinness Storehouse tells the story of one of Ireland’s most iconic brands, Guinness. Visitors discover what goes into making each and every pint, learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years, its iconic advertising, as well as a tasting experience like no other.

Here's a short promo video for the Guinness Storehouse: 

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Chris Coen from Tipp and Maria Christian from New York became the 20 millionth visitors to the Guinness Storehouse.Andres Poveda