Wednesday 4 September 2013

1795 Black List shows no love lost for Arthur Guinness

The Document of the Month from the National Archives of Ireland is the 1795 Black List of Members of the Corporation of Dublin who had voted against a petition to preserve Protestantism in Ireland.

Among the names is Arthur Guinness, founder of Ireland's famous brewery.

Judging by their comments (of Guinness – 'self interest is his predominant position'), the blacklisters were a tad annoyed.

See the document.