Sir Arthur Guinness was born in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, in the Irish midlands on 28th September 1725.
From small beginnings.
As with most historic trades, Arthur Guinness learned the craft of brewing from his father Richard, who among other tasks performed as the steward on the estate of Dr. Arthur Price, Archbishop of Cashel, brewed beer for the workforce.
But although young Arthur was not attracted to pursuing a farming career like his father, he would go on to play a significant role in Irish agriculture particularly in the rich grain growing areas of the country. His sights were set on the city of Dublin where he would lay the foundation of an idea that he envisaged would grow in Ireland and spread out around the world.
With little else than a perfected brewing craft and a determination to succeed, the ambitious 34 year-old leased the old run down brewery…
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