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(The Sun (Ireland))   Even a pandemic can't keep the Irish from drinking: cops raid fully operational illegal pub inside a Shebeen in Kildare, complete with stools, tables, full sized pool table, and a 70 inch flat-screen TV   (thesun.ie) divider line
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2020-10-25 5:28:13 AM  
A trash can full of Bulmers, that is appropriate.
 
2020-10-25 6:31:46 AM  
Twas all in good fun!
 
2020-10-25 7:32:20 AM  
Looked like a garage or tool shed?
 
2020-10-25 7:32:59 AM  
Shebeen, eh? Well, I have one thing to say about that. What kind of Shebeen is filled with rambunctious yahoos and hot jazz music at 1:00 in the morning?


Er, uh ... the ... best damn Shebeen in town!
 
2020-10-25 7:34:32 AM  
Can't people just drink at home with friends?
 
2020-10-25 7:38:06 AM  
Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.
 
2020-10-25 7:48:05 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Looked like a garage or tool shed?


the cement grooves on the ground suggest it's a very old animal shed. those grooves used to be scored in the wet concrete so you wouldn't be slipping on wet cow shiate in the middle of winter.

The final pic of the Guards carrying out beer kegs make me think it's possibly a horse stable going by the 'Dutch Doors' (split doors) as a normal cow shed wouldn't need all those doorways, unless it's separate stalls for individual horses
 
2020-10-25 7:52:25 AM  

maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.


Right? I read this as "Police raid unlicensed pub inside an unlicensed pub".
 
2020-10-25 8:01:52 AM  

bostonguy: Can't people just drink at home with friends?


That's what they were doing.
 
2020-10-25 8:05:48 AM  

Gollie: thealgorerhythm: Looked like a garage or tool shed?

the cement grooves on the ground suggest it's a very old animal shed. those grooves used to be scored in the wet concrete so you wouldn't be slipping on wet cow shiate in the middle of winter.

The final pic of the Guards carrying out beer kegs make me think it's possibly a horse stable going by the 'Dutch Doors' (split doors) as a normal cow shed wouldn't need all those doorways, unless it's separate stalls for individual horses


So do you have fun finding plot holes in Sherlock series as well?

/there's no way a place that well set up stays a secret.
//I'm guessing the speakeasys of yesteryear had the police on the take
///also, no social media
 
2020-10-25 8:08:25 AM  

maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.


Also the name of an Irish rebel band.

SHEBEEN - MEDLEY OF SONGS
Youtube krDPUeGw-lU
 
2020-10-25 8:11:03 AM  
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2020-10-25 8:12:09 AM  
Wooh, my home county on fark, I think that's the first time in my ~20 years on this site 🤔
 
2020-10-25 8:30:06 AM  

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Take the vest off and the little guy could be a plumber on This Old House. Although he looks happier as a barkeep.
 
2020-10-25 8:34:27 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Looked like a garage or tool shed?


There were definitely tools in there.
 
2020-10-25 8:38:35 AM  
Doesn't "Shebeen" already mean illegal pub? So the cops raided an illegal pub inside an illegal pub?
 
2020-10-25 8:40:01 AM  

bostonguy: Can't people just drink at home with friends?


How many times have you banged your friends?
 
2020-10-25 8:40:17 AM  

baxterdog: The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x427]

Take the vest off and the little guy could be a plumber on This Old House. Although he looks happier as a barkeep.


This Old House and Cheers both had a main character Norm. Coincidence? Did you ever see a crossover episode that has them both on-screen at the same time?
 
2020-10-25 8:42:58 AM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Doesn't "Shebeen" already mean illegal pub? So the cops raided an illegal pub inside an illegal pub?


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2020-10-25 8:50:14 AM  
They had "a smoking area" as well, you know for health reasons.
 
2020-10-25 8:50:32 AM  

sheilanagig: maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.

Right? I read this as "Police raid unlicensed pub inside an unlicensed pub".


Yo me doggo, we be hearin' ya like the pubs . . . .
 
2020-10-25 8:57:01 AM  

sheilanagig: maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.

Right? I read this as "Police raid unlicensed pub inside an unlicensed pub".


"Nah too obvious, don't bother checking in there."?
 
2020-10-25 8:58:57 AM  

TommyDeuce: sheilanagig: maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.

Right? I read this as "Police raid unlicensed pub inside an unlicensed pub".

Yo me doggo, we be hearin' ya like the pubs . . . .


Iiee, truer words have not been spoken
 
2020-10-25 9:08:45 AM  
They had a flat screen TV?  That was a big selling point in 1998.
 
2020-10-25 9:09:52 AM  
There is nothing to do in the country. Their lives revolve around the local pub.

And if given a choice between killing elderly relatives and going to the pub, well, these are the people who still fight against drink driving laws
 
2020-10-25 9:40:55 AM  
shebeen / sheshed

She shed commercial
Youtube ZR0sgxUQgJI
 
2020-10-25 9:43:03 AM  
are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?
 
2020-10-25 9:46:13 AM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Doesn't "Shebeen" already mean illegal pub? So the cops raided an illegal pub inside an illegal pub?


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2020-10-25 9:47:00 AM  
How many Irish does it take to change a light bulb?
3. one to hold the bulb, two to drink until the room spins.

What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?
One less drunk.
 
2020-10-25 9:50:10 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?


I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.
 
2020-10-25 10:06:59 AM  
Father?
 
2020-10-25 10:07:55 AM  

sheilanagig: maddog2030: Shebeen means speakeasy or an illegal drinking establishment according to the googles.

Right? I read this as "Police raid unlicensed pub inside an unlicensed pub".


They heard you like pubs.
 
2020-10-25 10:12:11 AM  

Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.


Largest CRT was 43", according to Wikipedia.
 
2020-10-25 10:23:20 AM  

Prof. Frink: Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.

Largest CRT was 43", according to Wikipedia.


They weighed ~500lbs. Real nightmare to move around.
 
2020-10-25 10:35:54 AM  

Daer21: Prof. Frink: Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.

Largest CRT was 43", according to Wikipedia.

They weighed ~500lbs. Real nightmare to move around.


Thankfully due to modern technology I now find flat screen TV''s dumped in the ditch along my road by white trash instead of console TV's.  So that's progress.
 
2020-10-25 10:41:28 AM  
Where do the Irish go for vacation?

A different pub.
 
2020-10-25 10:51:42 AM  

Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.


I had a 35-in Toshiba.

https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-35A44-​3​5-TV/dp/B0002JARO8

Let's see. I was about 35 years old and I weighed about 180 lb. I am not athletic. I had to move it from one side of the room to another. I used mover straps to wrap around the TV and my body.

Holy s***. According to that link it was 196 lbs. I never moved it again.
 
2020-10-25 11:00:10 AM  

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He does!

I'll have an adorab-Ale, please.
 
2020-10-25 11:12:27 AM  
Looks better than some of the places I've been found in.
 
2020-10-25 11:12:35 AM  
In the good ole USA our garages are nicer and a hell of a lot cleaner than that shiathole!
 
2020-10-25 11:57:12 AM  
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2020-10-25 11:57:27 AM  

donotdoit: Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.

I had a 35-in Toshiba.

https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-35A44-3​5-TV/dp/B0002JARO8

Let's see. I was about 35 years old and I weighed about 180 lb. I am not athletic. I had to move it from one side of the room to another. I used mover straps to wrap around the TV and my body.

Holy s***. According to that link it was 196 lbs. I never moved it again.


I can top this.  I had a friend who lived in a third floor (no elevator) apartment around 2000.  He bought one of the bigger sony vegas, the 36 inch one.  And he bought the display model with no box.  I helped him move it up the stairs and nearly died hefting that farking thing. My fingers and hands looked like they went through a cheese grater from holding that plastic base.

Just looked it up, 270lbs.  He gave me a case of sam adams for my trouble, and while i was glad for that because i was underage, it was not worth it.
 
2020-10-25 12:28:18 PM  
It figures that the Irish would ban flicking the shebeen.
 
2020-10-25 2:53:59 PM  

feckingmorons: A trash can full of Bulmers, that is appropriate.


*Dustbin.
 
2020-10-25 7:34:44 PM  

dryknife: They had "a smoking area" as well, you know for health reasons.


Kind of a tangent to your comment, I once bought a secondhand motorcycle seat online and the ad said it came from a smoke-free home. Well, I would demand nothing less.
 
2020-10-25 9:08:27 PM  

phedex: donotdoit: Abox: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: are there any non-flat screen TVs anymore?

I just got rid of a 27" crt that was probably the heaviest thing in my house besides the treadmill.  I can't imagine a 70" crt ever existed.

I had a 35-in Toshiba.

https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-35A44-3​5-TV/dp/B0002JARO8

Let's see. I was about 35 years old and I weighed about 180 lb. I am not athletic. I had to move it from one side of the room to another. I used mover straps to wrap around the TV and my body.

Holy s***. According to that link it was 196 lbs. I never moved it again.

I can top this.  I had a friend who lived in a third floor (no elevator) apartment around 2000.  He bought one of the bigger sony vegas, the 36 inch one.  And he bought the display model with no box.  I helped him move it up the stairs and nearly died hefting that farking thing. My fingers and hands looked like they went through a cheese grater from holding that plastic base.

Just looked it up, 270lbs.  He gave me a case of sam adams for my trouble, and while i was glad for that because i was underage, it was not worth it.


A THOUSAND TIMES THIS!!! As much as technology has disrupted our lives, and made us colder and more distant from each other (way pre-pandemic), tried to get us to join the rewards club of every store we shop at so they can send us texts and emails every five minutes like we heart them, I wouldn't want to live without google maps (as opposed to the briefcase of maps i used to lug around), the dozen crates of LP's I broke my back moving from place to place, or the boat anchor TV's. My biggest TV now is 50", and just because I now have a wall big enough for it, I'm contemplating an 85" just because the biggest problem I'm likely to have getting it here is borrowing a van to fit it in.
 
2020-10-26 8:53:22 AM  

stuffy: Looks better than some of the places I've been found in.


The King's Crown ( I think? Forgive me but 19 was a while ago) Jazz Bar, Toronto Canada. We even rented a room there. So bad I accepted roaming charges when I called home so the number wouldn't show up on caller ID.

Communal bathroom down the hall with a flimsy hook and eye lock and the creepy crack dealer in 2A watched you enter and exit. I did get to watch an episode of Due South I hadn't yet seen.
 
2020-10-26 2:26:02 PM  

Cormee: Wooh, my home county on fark, I think that's the first time in my ~20 years on this site 🤔


I hope your posting from within 3km of home!
 
2020-10-26 2:28:08 PM  

fatassbastard: feckingmorons: A trash can full of Bulmers, that is appropriate.

*Dustbin.


Wheelie bin
 
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