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shebeen

, shebean
1. (in Ireland) alcohol, esp home-distilled whiskey, sold without a licence
2. (in the US and Ireland) weak beer
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Shebeens are a traditional part of Irish culture and date back centuries.
Our Dad remembered well helping his older sister, Vi, and brother-in-law, Johnny, at the shebeens by selling beer and Jamaican rum, as well as curried goat.
I AM producing a local history documentary called The Shebeens of Liverpool.
At last count there were more than 100 shebeens in the local townships.
Virtual situations include going to taxi depots or shebeens to hire thugs for your gang.
I can state absolutely that blacks, whites and coloureds were free to visit their clubs, pubs, beerhalls, shebeens, etc, whenever they felt like it.
Linlithgow Sheriff Jamie Gilmour said: "I thought shebeens went out in the last century except in parts of the Highlands.
He warned that strong beer was being sold in shebeens on a "drink now pay later" basis on Dublin estates.
In countries where a presumptive tax apply, it has been used to tax businesses such as small scale miners, cross boarder traders, operators of restaurants and shebeens, driving schools, taxi businesses, accommodation establishments, and small businesses that traditionally are not compliant with tax laws.
You can leave your details at News From Nowhere on Bold Street or on the Facebook page The Shebeens of Liverpool.
If a community takes a stand against the sale of alcohol and the existence of shebeens that often operate unabated into the wee hours of the morning, should the government not assist that community in finding more sustainable ways of economic development that rather build social cohesion and progress?
Most, as far as I can see, have been turned into theme bars pretending to be shamrock- strewn shebeens in Skibereen, Co Cork,orjazzy joints in oldNooOrleans, saxophoneson the ceiling, Satchmoon the walls, while with a fewhonourable exceptions the rest are restaurants serving beer as a sideline.