Sunday October 25, 2020

Time with a Guinness

Edward Iveagh, the inheritor of the Guinness brewing fortune, on his clan’s storied history, his unusual business interests, and the prize Irish assets he has his eye on

20th August, 2017
Arthur Edward Roy Guinness (Lord Iveagh), pictured in front of Elveden Hall, the 19th-century house at the heart of the Elveden estate Picture: Matthew Usher

Arthur Edward Roy Guinness, otherwise known as the fourth Earl of Iveagh, is a hearty and genial character. He is most comfortable being called Edward or Ned. The inheritor of the Guinness brewing fortune and the direct descendant of the Arthur that founded the Dublin brewery in 1759, he wears his title and fortune lightly.

Iveagh has chosen, for today, to wear a suit that he tells me is “Guinness blue” – the rich, dark shade...

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