Kerry GAA Fans in Court for After Hours Drinking

Published: 16 June 1913

The recent Kerry versus Louth match at Jones’ Road was attended by a group of travellers from Listowel. In all they travelled some 360 miles, departing early, and arriving in their home town, by train, very late. They were too late to buy alcoholic refreshments, so six of the Kerry travellers presented themselves to a local publican as bona fide travellers, and secured themselves a drink each. They were subsequently arrested, along with the publican, for breaching the licensing laws. In court today all of the men had their cases dismissed and the judges accepted that, after covering 360 miles in one day, the men were indeed bona fide travellers.

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