Thousands of people came together last month at 17.59 on Thursday, 23 September, to raise a toast to Arthur Guinness, the pioneering brewer and philanthropist who introduced Guinness to the world.
All ticket proceeds from the much-publicised day went directly to the Arthur Guinness Fund. This has already awarded €1 million to Irish social entrepreneurs who are making a positive and sustainable impact on Irish communities.
Over 1,500 events took place across the island of Ireland to mark the occassion, with over 150 confirmed artists and 200 hours of live music performances.
Speaking on the day, Tanya Clarke, head of Guinness said: “Arthur’s Day is all about celebrating the legacy of Arthur Guinness and the iconic brand he created, with all ticket proceeds benefiting the Arthur Guinness Fund.
“The mix of international acts and emerging Irish talent is incredible and some lucky people will even get to enjoy international artists perform in the intimate surrounding of a pub, which has certainly added to the sense of excitement”.