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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 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 ...

In Praise of Poteen 2002, Appletree Press (IE)

ISBN-13: 9780862817688

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In Praise of Poteen 1989, Appletree Press (IE)

ISBN-13: 9780862812133

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In Praise of Poteen 1983, Salem House

ISBN-13: 9780904651362

Unabridged

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