Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail

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Location: Celebridge, Kildare

Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail Arthur Guinness 
Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail walking at Castletownhouse

Arthur Guinness story began in the small village of Celbridge in 1725. Where he spent most of his youth with his family and where he learned his trade from his father who work for Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel. Arthur Guinness set up his first brewery in Leixlip, Co Kildare, in 1756 after he was left a 100 pounds inheritance by his godfather, Archbishop Arthur Price. As the business was a great success, Arthur sucured a new property by aquiring the 9,000 year lease and located his brewing business in the heart of Dublin City at St. James's Gate and for the past three hundred year Guinness is been brewed there. Walk in Arthur's footsteps: The Trail is set out in four stages Leixlip to Celebridge Celbridge - Hazelhatch Hazelhatch - Lyons Estate Lyons Estate - Oughterard. Some place of interest: Arthur Guinesss square, Leixlip Castle, St Marys Church. Arthur Guinness Statue and Castletown House. The grand Canal and its importance to the brewing of the guinness and the Miltown Feeder. Lyons Estate and the final resting place of Arthur Guinness at Oughterard Cemetery.