Lord Iveagh and Lord Ardilaun

The two rich men that Bloom thinks of in connection with "porter" in Lotus Eaters, "Lord Iveagh" and "lord Ardilaun," were partners in a large Dublin brewery. Just how large and how rich may be imagined by anyone who knows their non-noble names: Edward Cecil Guinness and Arthur Edward Guinness.

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 Edward Cecil Guinness, the 1st Earl of Iveagh, in a 1904 oil on canvas portrait by Sir William Orpen. Source: www.sirwilliamorpen.com.

Statue of Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun, sculpted by Sir Thomas Farrell in 1891, on St. Stephen's Green, Dublin. Source: Wikimedia Commons.