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Journal TitleArchaeology Ireland
Article TitleA clandestine use for kilns in the Connemara landscape
AuthorMcCarthy, Deirdre
DateSummer 2016
Contentaerial views, maps, photos, text
Note(s)Cereal drying kilns were a common feature of the Irish landscape up to the mid-nineteenth century, mainly used for drying grain. The two kilns featured in this article were used to illegally produce poteen. Private distillation was outlawed in 1760 and a licence to distil had to be obtained in order to facilitate the collection of tax.
Subject(s)kilns ; rural areas ; stone ; taxation ; landscape ; dry stone walls
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  • Uggool, Ougherard, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland