Gardaí seize beer kegs and a significant quantity of spirits in Kildare Shebeen
A fully operational bar was discovered during the course of the Garda search.
Gardaí have seized alcohol and bar equipment from a suspected Shebeen premises in Kildare.
As part of Operation Navigation, Gardaí conducted a search of a suspected Shebeen premises operating near Athy in Kildare on Friday evening.
Gardaí became aware through social media that the premises was potentially operating contrary to the Liquor Licensing Regulations and that members of the public were congregating there in contravention of the Health Act 1947.
Around 8pm on Friday, Gardaí conducted a search under warrant of the suspected Shebeen premises and located a fully operational bar in a repurposed state.
It was fitted with a bar, stools, tables, chairs, 70 inch flat screen television, and a full size pool table.
There were several beer taps on the bar, along with an under bar cooler and kegs while there was also a smoking area, store room and toilet on the premises.
Five kegs, a significant amount of spirits and bottled beers and bar equipment was seized by Gardaí.
A full investigation is now underway into this matter and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
An Garda Síochána would appeal to anyone with information about the operation of illegal Shebeen’s to contact their local Garda Station.