Countdown to Father's Day - II


English Enameled Cufflinks for Guinness Beer (LEO Design)

As we approach Father's Day, we'd like to share a few select items—perfect for that "Dad with Great Taste."  See them—and many other great gift options—in the on-line store at LEO Design.

In 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease (at £45 per year) for large premises at Saint James's Gate, Dublin, where he planned to operate his brewery.  From medieval times, Saint James's Gate was the western entrance to the walled city of Dublin—and the traditional Irish starting point for the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the burial site of the Apostle Saint James.  Other brewers had operated in the area before Guinness opened its doors.  Today, the original medieval gate is gone, though the neighborhood still bears the same name.

Over time, Guinness Brewing thrived and expanded, acquiring space for more brewing, offices and living quarters for workers.  The premises even had its own power plant.  In the Nineteenth Century, Guinness became the largest brewery in Ireland and later the largest brewery in the world.  While it no longer holds that title, it does produce more stout than any other brewery in the world.

Let dad kick-back and raise a pint on Father's Day!  These enameled cufflinks, made in England (but for the Irish brew), proclaim the message, "Guinness is good for you!"  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.

More Handsome Gifts for Father's Day tomorrow.


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