Guinness Snout


1231637_452451168200751_847130184_nRemember when you first heard the truth about God Father Christmas?

Arthur Guinness.

A bit like Alec.

Just before the 1798 rebellion the United Irishmen in Dublin published a paper called the Union Star (above) which named suspected informers and British spies. Among those named is Arthur Guinness: “GUINNESS – a brewer at James’s Gate, an active spy….



Sing it loud, The Waterboys. You too, Mr Christy.

Via Arthur’s Day: Capitalist thread, (Saoirse go deo, PoliticalWorld)

Previously: Le Morte d’Arthur

Earlier: Dublin’s Informer Culture

Thanks Fluffy Biscuits