Bringing Cannabis to Hempstown

From the RTE website on November 3rd:

Cannabis with a potential street value of €1 million was seized by gardaí and Revenue Customs Service officers in Hempstown, Co Wicklow, yesterday afternoon.

The 100kg cannabis – in resin form, was smuggled from Holland. But one is given to wonder if the dealers reckoned that no one would ever think of looking in HEMPstown, or if they’d been attempting an Irish answer to the idiom “bringing coals to Newcastle”.
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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.