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shebeen

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1. (in Ireland) alcohol, esp home-distilled whiskey, sold without a licence
2. (in the US and Ireland) weak beer
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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.
Whether it's in the heaving pubs in town or the smaller shebeens out in the country, there is guaranteed craic.
Further research is urgently needed to support risk-reduction interventions in places such as shebeens and taverns.
Adair also spoke about the hectic social life he and fellow loyalists enjoyed, drinking in shebeens, indulging in lots of sex and taking drugs.
You avoid the shanty towns and the shebeens at night.
OLD style shebeens are back in fashion all over the country - as smokers backlash against the fag ban.
Johanna and her siblings, Martha and Jacob, established shebeens to serve the demands of the township's homegrown drinkers and the thousands of migrant laborers who were conscripted from the hinterlands to work the mines.
In the surrounding streets, there were many illicit drinking dens called shebeens that did well because most of the pubs closed at 3pm.
South African beer makers, SAB, is a key sponsor of the project and is installing 1,200 Supa Jukes in bars and shebeens throughout the country, owners of which get 25% of the revenue generated.
If we can't believe in the author's recreation of what is one of the most accessible of the environments he tackles, how are we to believe in his recreation of, for example, the township shebeens of Cape Town?
You can mix with the locals and listen to jazz in the shebeens, the once-illegal taverns.
During apartheid, shebeens in the townships were illegal.