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Gorumna Island – 1914

The Spanish American, 29th August 1914 p16

Poitin or Poteen Bottles Photo: Ethanbentley  Wikimedia Commons
Poitin or Poteen Bottles Photo: Ethanbentley
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The County Galway police have made a large capture of ‘potheen’ barrels, tubs, and a fully working still at Gorumna Island. They left the mainland in the middle of the night and concealed themselves on the Island until they discovered smoke rising from the still, when they rushed the place. They captured three of the smugglers and 4,400 gallons of wash.