• Posted:Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Don't forget to celebrate 250 years of Guinness

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Don't forget to celebrate 250 years of Guinness
If you're backpacking around Ireland towards the end of September and you happen to be anywhere near Dublin, don't move a muscle as what could possibly be one of the greatest events in the entire Irish calendar will be hitting the city streets. What could I be talking about except the celebration of one of the country's most inspired inventions - the Guinness. Yep, you heard it here - it's Arthur's Day on September 24th and any backpacker worth his salt will want to be there, supping on the good stuff.

Lots of things are going on besides getting a little bit tipsy and live music is the name of the game over the day in pubs throughout the city. The evening kicks off at the St James's Gate Brewery with a toast to the legend that is Arthur Guinness at exactly 17:59 BST. Why so precise, I'm not sure, but don't forget to raise your glass in his honour. Following that, Hop Store 13 will house some pretty big names from the music industry, including Estelle, Kasabian and Tom Jones.

For those off on cheap travel adventures too far away from Dublin to pop into the pub, all is not yet lost as there are a few global events going on that you might be lucky enough to attend. If you're in Malaysia for example, you'll find Guinness-related activities going on throughout September 25th. Indonesia could also be a good place to be for this extravaganza as a Bus Safari is being put on across ten of its biggest cities. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19332059-ADNFCR
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