Diageo presents Guinness and the War 1914-18 – The Guinness World War One Archive.

An Exhibition in The Ireland Funds Gallery at The Little Museum of Dublin.

At the outbreak of the First World War, employees at the Guinness St. James’s Gate Brewery were actively encouraged to join the British forces. Over 800 employees served in the British forces in World War One, serving on land, on sea and in the air all over the world.  These men came from all departments in the Brewery from top management to labourers.

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Guinness and the War 1914-18 explores the role the Guinness company played in World War One and records the people who served from Corporal to Private, their letters home, artefacts – in short the items that give us a glimpse of their lives and the sacrifices they and their families made.

This exhibition ran in the Ireland Funds Gallery in The Little Museum of Dublin from January to March 2015.