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Monday, 26 April 2021

Who'd have thunk: out of hours drinking in Ireland

The Monument Bar mural at Casement SquareCobh
Because of the lockdown, currently, the only bar in Cobh with customers inside. 

My great-grandfather, David Jones, is back at the Cork Petty Sessions as a defendant, this time (quelle surprise) for out of hours drinking. Twice.
Monday 9th September 1901: Defendant was found unlawfully on the premises of one Zachariah Fox licenced for the sale of intoxicating liquor by retail during a period a period during which said premises are required by law to be closed on Sunday the 1st September 1901.

Monday 13th May 1907: Defendant was found unlawfully on the premises of one John Luddy licenced for the sale of intoxicating liquors by retail at Newtown during a period during which said premises were required by law to be closed to wit at the hour of 10.20 of PM on Tuesday 7th of May 1907.

On the second occasion David was convicted and fined 1/- plus costs of 1/-, with the threat of 7 days imprisonment if he failed to pay up. Whilst I've found Zachariah Fox, Publican, in the 1901 census and John Luddy, Accountant and Publican, in 1911, they don't give the names of these watering holes.

Zachariah Fox's premises were on Harbour Row, Queenstown (Cobh)

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