New book on Guinness Brewery by local author 

by Gazette Reporter
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Rathfarnham author Tony Corcoran has written a new book on the social history of the iconic Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate. 

Tony, who is an active member of the Church of the Annunciation and the Tenters Memory Group, and a former Head Brewer at Guinness, is part of a long line of Guinness workers, including his father and several uncles.

 On his retirement, he wanted to make people aware of the remarkable philanthropic approach taken by the Guinness family to its workers, and the cradle-to-grave social services it provided – well before the state started doing so.

THE GOODNESS OF GUINNESS, which is illustrated with numerous historic and previously unseen photographs, is available from the Rathfarnham Bookshop, Centra Rathfarnham, the Guinness Storehouse and select bookshops nationwide. To find out more, and to order a copy, visit

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