The Resource Arthur's round, Patrick Guinness, (ebook)

Arthur's round, Patrick Guinness, (ebook)

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Arthur's round
Title
Arthur's round
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Patrick Guinness
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eng
Summary
Ireland's best-known Irishman, his name and signature in every household and village in Ireland, and many abroad, is also the least known. Part of Dublin life for over two centuries, both family and brewery have passed into legend, but their origins have been obscured. Here, in the round, these origins are explored and the story of the man and his background told for the first time. Various sources are examined and myths about Arthur laid to rest, many of which were allowed to continue by his descendants. This narrative traces the family's origins in Ulster, Gaelic and Protestant-Irish tenant-farmers from humble backgrounds on both sides, when Arthur's father Richard appears as a household agent in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, in 1722 to work for Arthur Price, the Protestant Dean of Kildare. In 1755, Arthur takes on a brewery in Leixlip and joins the Kildare Friendly Brothers dining club in 1758, marrying and moving to St James's Gate in 1759/60 where the business developed. By 1781, he is a patriarch and member of liberal 'patriot' political groups, diversifying his assets to preserve his wealth in unsettled times. Of a generation with Edmund Burke and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, this wily businessman built an empire that endured and expanded. Family and social history combine with an account of the brewing process and descriptions of economic and political backgrounds in a rapidly developing Ireland, giving a rich weave to this tapestry. Visual sources include maps, rare original documents, prints, and photographs of associated houses and places, people, and artifacts. The result is a fascinating contextual portrait of an enigmatic figure, the founding father of one of Ireland's most powerful dynasties
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Midwest
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Guinness, Patrick
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no index present
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non fiction
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adult
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Arthur's round, Patrick Guinness, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9780720613629
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11525840
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remote
Stock number
11525840
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MWT11525840
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Arthur's round, Patrick Guinness, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780720613629
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11525840
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11525840
System control number
MWT11525840
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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