Guinness Live and Rising
Here's a look in at the fantastic day we had on the 8th of June that marked the first of a series of Guinness Live and Rising events across Ireland.
Guinness have collaborated with Black and Irish, a community-driven organisation that aims to highlight the successes and struggles of black and mixed-race Irish communities.
This special event is designed to spotlight three subsections of rising talent across Black Irish creatives, including Afro Irish, Caribbean Irish, and Afro Brazilian Irish, all while celebrating Irish pubs across the country, showcasing the exciting role they play as homes and hosts of incredible experiences.
Leon Diop, founder of Black and Irish, lead an exclusive panel discussion featuring special guests and there was plenty of food to feast on with curated dishes inspired by Afro Brazilian and Caribbean flavours. Live performances came from Galway up and coming rappers Marco x Kelvo and DJ, R3D.
It was a night to be remembered and has made a part of O'Connell's history!