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Bringing to life a legendary but little-known aspect of Irish history, this is a serious but by no means solemn study of illicit alcohol distilling ...Show synopsisBringing to life a legendary but little-known aspect of Irish history, this is a serious but by no means solemn study of illicit alcohol distilling in Ireland. It is a human and social document of unusual interest and a unique blend of folklore, economics, law, and, in its accounts of the inevitable conflicts between the revenue men and the poteen makers, tragicomedy. Neither romanticizing nor sentimentalizing the business, this study also includes background on the mania for ether-inhaling that afflicted certain places and people. This witty collection of historical anecdotes, recipes, and verses also contains a section of old photographs, which bring their own atmosphere and authenticity to the story.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 168 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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Description:Very good. 120 Pages. Foredges are marked. At Callyhill John...Very good. 120 Pages. Foredges are marked. At Callyhill John Ennery has a seat; it lies at a small distance on ye left of ye great Road, in a fine sporting country; brush woods abound in ye part. There are neither inns nor Alehouses on Ys road, yet almost every house have for public Sale Aquavitae or Whiskey, which is greatly esteemed by ye Inhabitants, as a wholesome Balsamic Diuretic; they take it there in common before their meals.
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