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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Kerry town flags its support 'for all visitors'

Published 23/07/2014 | 02:30

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Cllr. Norma Moriarty,  football legend Mick O'Dwyer & Albert Walsh (Chair Waterville Businesses Association) along with locals and business people of Waterville, Co Kerry showing that they do welcome ALL Nationalities. Photo: Alan Landers
Cllr. Norma Moriarty, football legend Mick O'Dwyer & Albert Walsh (Chair Waterville Businesses Association) along with locals and business people of Waterville, Co Kerry showing that they do welcome ALL Nationalities. Photo: Alan Landers

Residents of Waterville flagged up last night that one cafe owner's opinions do not reflect the town.

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Business owner Peter Fitzgerald sparked a social media sensation earlier this week when a sign on his cafe window, Peter's Place, proclaiming: 'No bus/coach or loud Americans', went viral.

Last night locals took to the streets with flags and bunting to demonstrate how all international visitors were welcome in the south Kerry town.

Chairman of Waterville Business Association Albert Walsh, said: "It has become an international story and we just wanted to put a positive spin on it.

"Waterville's relationship with America is very old and it's something treasured by local people and we just wanted to show all nationalities how welcome they are here."

Mr Fitzgerald has declined to comment but it's understood he was reacting to people who used toilet facilities in his cafe but didn't buy anything.

Irish Independent

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