The Guild of Brewers and Maltsters Is Founded in Dublin

  • April 20, 1696

The Guilds of the City of Dublin were associations of trade and craft practitioners, with regulatory, mutual benefit and shared religious purposes. In their eventual number they were sometimes called the “25 minor corporations”, in contrast to the city’s principal authority, the Dublin Corporation). They operated in various forms from near the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland - the Merchants’ Guild existed in some form by 1192 - until the mid-19th century, and a few of which have descendent operations to the present day.

Brewers and Maltsters, also known as the Guild of St Andrew, meeting place was in the Morrison’s Hotel, 1 Dawson Street, established in April 20, 1696 (Charter, 8 William III)