Saturday 14 December 2019

County Kerry restaurant bans ‘loud Americans’ from their premises

Patricia Murphy

Waterville café Peter’s Place displayed an offensive sign that bans tourists and bus tours from entering.

A County Kerry restaurant has banned ‘loud Americans’ from visiting their café, despite being in the thick of the tourist season.

Peter’s Place in Waterville, which is on the Ring of Kerry, displayed an offensive sign on the door of their premises which read, “No Bus/Coach tours or loud Americans. Thank you.”

The sign has angered both tourists and local business owners, the majority of whom welcome the busy tourist season with gusto.

Waterville café Peter’s Place displayed an controversial sign that banned tourists and bus tours from entering this summer. Photo credit: Maurice Campbell

On Twitter, observers of the sign voiced their anger, with one tweeting: “It must be nice to have your money made.”

“I’m not an American but Waterville must be the weirdest and most unfriendly place I’ve ever visited in Ireland or even the world,” tweeted another.

The area relies heavily on tourism, with with over 1.1m people visiting the South West in 2012, according to statistics from Fáilte Ireland.

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