- 05 Jul 22
The newly launched 'Height of Summer' experience includes seven floors of botanic installations, live music performances, art exhibitions and more.
The Guinness Storehouse has officially stepped into summer with the launch of a new experience this week – which includes a transformation of the famed Gravity Bar into Ireland's Highest Garden, allowing visitors to enjoy a pint and a panoramic view of Dublin, while surrounded by a new garden installation by Mark Grehan of The Garden.
The immersive seven-floor experience is called 'The Height of Summer', and, in addition to botanic installations, features live music performances, art exhibitions and more – transforming the Guinness Storehouse into the ultimate summer destination.
The interactive garden exhibition will also feature living walls, curated planters by Grehan, and brilliant photo opportunities throughout the iconic building.
“Collaborating with the Guinness Storehouse has been fantastic, it’s been great fun imagining the transformation of the space and bringing this to life," Grehan says of the partnership. "As someone who is fond of a Guinness, it has been great to collaborate with the brand, as it has a rich history and culture in the creation of green spaces within Dublin that I’ve enjoyed and watched evolve and grow over the years.”
Hang Tough Gallery will be showcasing art as part of the exhibition, featuring local artists Grace Enemaku, Fuchsia MacAree and more.
Throughout the summer, the Guinness Storehouse will also host an exciting line-up of DJs in the Gravity Garden – playing in Gravity every night, from 3pm Monday to Thursday, and 1pm Friday to Sunday until close.
"We are so excited to celebrate the Height of Summer at the Home of Guinness," comments Catherine Toolan, Managing Director at the Guinness Storehouse. "Each floor will look spectacular as the Guinness Storehouse is transformed into the newest Guinness green space. We also have live entertainment and of course great pints of Guinness, so when looking for something to do this summer in Dublin, look no further than the Guinness Storehouse! We can’t wait to welcome visitors and our local community in to see our summer showcase.”
The Guinness family has a strong historical presence in many of the city’s most renowned green spaces, from donating St. Patrick’s Park as public gardens in 1901, to commissioning the famous Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Square. Guinness Storehouse has created a map of Dublin celebrating ‘Guinness Green Spaces’ throughout the years, which you can take a look at here.
“The Guinness archive collects and preserves records, artefacts and artwork relating to Guinness since its foundation in 1759," adds Eibhlin Colgan, Guinness Archivist. "Guinness has such a rich history with parks and outdoor spaces in Dublin and it was a pleasure to work with Grace Enemaku to deliver a map of Dublin’s parks and outdoor spaces that have been influenced by Guinness throughout history. We hope that people will be able to enjoy this resource and continue their exploration of Guinness green spaces throughout the city after visiting us at the Storehouse.”
'The Height of Summer' at the Guinness Storehouse is open now – and will run daily from 10am. For more information see guinness-storehouse.com