Guinness has teamed up with Brian O’Driscoll to launch a number of events throughout the duration of the Guinness Six Nations.
2020 marks the brewer's second year as title partner to the Guinness Six Nations.
Throughout the championships Guinness will present four culturally themed experiences hosted by well-known rival rugby legends and famous Irish and French chefs.
“Guinness as Title Partner to the Guinness Six Nations will showcase the unique ability of the Championships to create friendships despite rivalries across the nations," Niall McKee, Head of Guinness, Europe said.
"We are delighted to introduce a number of events taking place throughout the Championship, that allow fans to experience first-hand some of the best cultural experiences on offer in each of the six nations, right here in Dublin."
McKee highlighted that the series of events will be kicking this off with a hike on the picturesque Howth Head, showcasing Ireland’s famously captivating coastline and vibrant Irish pub atmosphere.
Hiking in Howth with Tommy and Thom:
The first cultural experience, centred around the Ireland v Scotland Championship opener, will be hosted by former on field rivals, Tommy Bowe and Thom Evans Those wishing to secure a spot on this experiences, a hike on Howth Head followed by a pint and a meal in a local pub with former international the rugby rivals. This event will take place on Friday 31 January and those interested should email here with their name, date of birth and mobile phone number before mid night tomorrow, Tuesday 28 January.
A Grand Slam Winning Drop Goal:
The Ireland v Wales experience hosted by Ronan O’Gara and Shane Williams will challenge the bold, brave and curious to take their best shot at replicating Ronan O’Gara’s famous drop goal which led to Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam win.
Serata Della Pizza (Pizza Evening):
Fusing the ultimate Irish and Italian cultural experience, Guinness will team up with an Italian rugby legend to host a pizza night for friends and rivals alike to enjoy a taste of Italy in iconic Dublin pubs across the city.
A French Foodie Experience:
A Guinnesstronomie event hosted on the day of the France v Ireland game will see well-known Irish and French chefs go head to head in a cook-off with attendees getting to savor the best foodie experience that each nation has to offer.
“I am really looking forward to meeting up with friends over the next few weeks from across each of the six nations. Many of whom were one time on-field rivals and are now firm friends," said Brian O'Driscoll.
"I always enjoy benefitting from their local knowledge when I see them in their home towns. I hope that Scottish and Irish fans can enjoy coming together to experience some fun in my neck of the woods," he added.
"If you are around Clontarf, where I grew up, a stroll on Dollymount strand, followed by food and a pint of the black stuff is a must.”
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