Thu, 26 Nov 2020

Illegal bar located in Kildare shuttered by gardai

Conor Trindle
26 Oct 2020, 17:02 GMT+10

CO KILDARE, Ireland - Garda exercised a search warrant at a suspected Shebeen premises operating near Athy, County Kildare, on Friday night.

A fully operational premises fitted with a bar, stools, tables, beer taps, chairs, toilet, 70 inch flat screen television, and a full size pool table, was located.

Garda seized five kegs of beer, a significant amount of spirits and bottled beers, and various bar equipment (taps, gas and coolers).

A full investigation is now underway.

According to Wikipedia, A shebeen (Irish: sbn) was originally an illicit bar or club where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold without a licence. The term has spread far from its origins in Ireland, to Scotland, Canada, the United States, England, Zimbabwe, the English-speaking Caribbean, Namibia, Malawi, and South Africa. In modern South Africa, many "shebeens" are now fully legal. The word derives from the Irish sbn, meaning 'illicit whiskey.'

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