The Guinness Storehouse at St.James Gate is a must see experience.The world famous Guinness is made right next door with water from the nearby Wicklow Mountain spring waters - not with Liffey water - a popular misconception.
It tells the story of Arthur Guinness who signed a 9000 year lease on the land at St.James Gate back in 1759.
You move up through the various stages of brewing and see the wide variety of advertising which has become famous over the years. There is a tasting area (yum) and at the very end of the tour - seven floors up - you can get a complimentary pint of Guinness which you can enjoy whilst looking at a great view of Dublin.
Back down to the bottom of the Storehouse is a huge shopping area where you can buy anything which has got a Guinness label stuck on it - would seem rude not to after the free pint!