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‘Pestaurant’ a hit with bug-loving foodies

moST people would complain at the sight of bugs in a restaurant, but people couldn’t get enough of them as they queued at the country’s first pestaurant’.

Delicacies including salt and vinegar crickets, crispy barbecue mealworms, plain-roasted mealworms and crickets were available at charity fundraiser in Killarney National Park, and came courtesy of Rentokil Initial who were celebrating 80 years of pest control in Ireland.

There were also Mexican spice and curry crickets for the more adventurous palate. Those with a sweet tooth were also catered for with chocolate-covered mixed bugs, ant candy, chocolate bug bars or scorpion, cricket or mealworm lollipops.

The most popular bites were the plain-roasted locusts that were moving like the proverbial hot cakes.


The pop-up restaurant was one of the side shows of a novelty event where the Guinness World Record for the largest welly run was smashed.

Glenflesk GAA Club, led by clubman and former Kerry great Seamus Moynihan, Kerry stars John Crowley and Liam Hassett and country star Nathan Carter, led a crowd of 3,198 walking one kilometre in Killarney National Park, Co Kerry, in an effort to raise funds for the club.

It smashed the previous record of 1,976 held by the City of Ketchikan in Alaska.