Sober, Active and Bred to the Sea: The Customs and Excise Service in Fingal, 1684-1765

Sober, Active and Bred to the Sea: The Customs and Excise Service in Fingal, 1684-1765

by Maighread Ni Mhurchadha

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Overview

The extensive smuggling trade between the Isle of Man and Ireland in the eighteenth century called for a vigorous response from government. The revenue officers in Fingal found themselves in the front line of the battle against the illicit trade in tea, tobacco and brandy. This is the story of how the customs and excise officers learned to cope with the hostility and violence they faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780716526728
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
Publication date: 09/27/1999
Series: Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History Series , #28
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Introduction8
1The development of the service in Fingal10
2Working for the service25
3Family, friends and the wider community42
Conclusion58
Notes60

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