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We area a couple of taphophiles who enjoy visiting cemeteries and taking photographs. Lucas is from Brisbane, Australia and Mandie is from Dublin, Ireland. All photos on this site are the property of the respected author and may not be used for financial or personal gain of any kind. We ask that you respect the author/photographer by not using photos unless given specific consent by the person owning said photos.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

THE GUINNESS FAMILY VAULT

I went to Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin yesterday and I finally found the Guinness Family Crypt. I was rather disappointed as I really thought it would be more spectacular than it was and also because it is half hidden behind some bushes so im sure there arent many that realise it is there.

Arthur Guinness first established the Guinness brewery in 1759. He died in 1803 and is buried in Oughterard graveyard in Co. Kildare. However his sons are credited with growing the company to become the largest brewery in Ireland by 1840. From this initial expansion, Guinness has grown into the huge company it is today.

There are 14 members of the Guinness family interred in this vault. The most prominent individual being Arthur Guinness the Second.





By Mandie

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