This book presents a picture of Ireland in the 18th century from 1702 to 1800, the era of the so-called aProtestant Ascendancya and the Penal Laws. It deals with Irish Society, and Irish history of that period. Every effort has been made to remove the traditional distortions of Catholic nationalist propaganda. Irish Protestants are regarded as Irishmen and their achievements are regarded as Irish achievements. The darker sides of the period are not ignored.Illicitly distilled whiskey was called poitAsn (potcheen, little pot))or poteen. ... Mercury stated that the clause which preventspeople having stills smallerthan 12 gallons will both benefit therevenue and make for sobriety. ... In 1795 Saunders recommended distilled potatoes that yield an excellent tasty spirit, better than brandy.
|Title||:||Eighteenth Century Ireland 1703-1800 Society and History|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2014-11-12|