Whiskey and Soda
The Carlow Sentinel. Oct. 1892
A young man named Patrick Browne,
labourer, aged 27 years, who died suddenly the previous
evening in Mrs. O'Toole's public house, Browne-street, in
this town. The deceased, who was employed as a riveter on
the railway, and had been at work the day he died, had been
complaining for a considerable time of a pain in his left
side and arm. He had taken a glass of whiskey and some soda
with a friend, suddenly became ill and died before the
arrival of priest or doctor.
Carlow Union Workhouse the quantity
of intoxication liquor bought in seems average.
The daily average number of paupers
in the house is 414 and the amount of spirits, wine and malt
liquors consumed in the workhouse during the year 1891: ---
- SPIRTS, 1079 pints 5 ozs.
- WINE, 4 pints 5 ozs.
- MALT LIQUORS, 538 gallons;
[note added 2010, I think it was
around this time that several workhouse employees were fired