July 12, 2024

US visitors get a taste of South Kilkenny hospitality – and a lesson in local policing!

SOME American visitors to South Kilkenny were given a taste of true Irish hospitality – and a lesson in local community policing – when they visited Billy’s Tearooms and Shop in Ballyhale earlier this week.

The Munson family from South Minneapolis were in the area tracing their Irish roots when they dropped into Billy’s Tearooms for some refreshments.

The venue also happened to be hosting ladies and gents from the Inistioge Coffee Morning and everyone got on like a house on fire.

It later transpired that the Inistioge party had been given their very own Garda escort to Ballyhale, much to the amazement of the US visitors.

Billy’s Tearoom’s said: “Two local Gardai from Inistioge met the Coffee Morning Group as they left Inistioge and decided to accompany them as their security detail. Thanks for calling and we hope you come back to us again soon.”


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