Garda Poteen Patrol Set out from Oughterard. 1985

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A Garda operation finds and destroys illegal poteen making equipment on Connemara islands.

Report shows patrol car towing dinghy leaving Oughterard Garda and driving through Connemara.

Gardai launch the inflatable dinghy.

On Inishark Island the Garda patrol search buildings and find barrels of wash. They pour them out, break up the barrels, and destroy a still.

The Garda patrol travels to Dinish Island, digging up gas cylinder buried on a beach. Destroying a barrel of wash on the beach and destroying temporary still house.

Gardaí uncovering barrels of wash buried on the strand which are destroyed and poured out before departing Dinish Island.

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