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Guinness would use his profits to acquire property, including a home on Dublin’s Gardiner Street, and Beaumont, his expansive country estate north of Dublin Bay. He also became a partner, along with his brother Samuel, in the Hibernian Insurance Company, and he bought the Hibernian flour mills at Kilmainham, which would remain an important family asset well into the nineteenth century. 16 GUINNESS Arthur joined the Dublin Corporation of Brewers, the local trade organization, serving as warden in 1763 and as master four years later.
My Catholic brother is a freeman. ” Unfortunately, Arthur Guinness and Daniel O’Connell had a falling out two years later. One of O’Connell’s sons had opened a brewery not far from St. James’s Gate. An unfounded rumor whispered that the Guinnesses had played a role in this brewery’s subsequent failure. From being the largest brewery in Dublin at the turn of the century, St. James’s Gate became the largest in Ireland by 1833, as its annual output now exceeded the Beamish & Crawford Brewery in Cork.
Through the series of legal changes that comprised the Constitution of 1782, the Parliament of Ireland was freed from restrictions that had been imposed since medieval times by successive English and British governments. Beginning in 1782, Ireland would enjoy 17 years of Arthur Guinness, Brewer 23 unprecedented legislative freedom, an era that came to be known as Grattan’s Parliament after Henry Grattan’s role in its creation. It is worth noting this turn of events because Grattan was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Irish brewing industry and of Irish porter.