One of Ireland’s most historic homes is for sale. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and ‘drown the shamrock’ at the Guinness Beer castle that has reigned over the rolling emerald hills of Ireland near Dublin since the 18th century. In recent history, the castle housed Guinness-beer heiress Oonagh, Lady Oranmore and Browne, one of the three “golden Guinness girls,” who entertained lavishly and whose guests have included the Rolling Stones, Anjelica Huston (who grew up next-door), Lucian Freud, and U2’s Bono.
Dublin’s most famous export, Guinness beer, first arrived in the United States on the shore of North Carolina in 1817 under the direction of Arthur Guinness II, first heir to the company. The dark ale, known as stout, became an instant hit as it spread its delicious exports around the world. Today, offering eleven distinct varieties, thousands of bottles will be consumed on St. Patrick’s Day, a one-day break from Lent, after sixteen days of building up a powerful thirst. Though to many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into green beer and a drinking free-for-all, if you’re heading to Dublin to celebrate and take a tour of the Guinness castle, be forewarned that you’ll probably be doing it with other tourists in the Guinness’ Temple Bar neighborhood because when the parade is over most of the locals head home to a nice dinner and an evening of calm entertainment.
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