Thursday April 2, 2020

This Life: Recovery down to a tea

While recovering from breast cancer, Mary O'Leary identified a distinctive business opportunity in her native Kenmare, writes Phil Clavin.

13th October, 2012
Mary O'Leary with customers in Cupán Tae, Kenmare. Photo: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle photography

Kenmare's quest to be a top-rated tourist destination appeared to be well on track this summer. Tourists from Germany, France, Italy and further afield, as well a growing band of "staycationers", crammed the narrow streets, filled the gourmet restaurants and parted with their cash in many quaint owner-managed shops. They left overwhelmingly positive reviews on TripAdviser and other websites.

Tourists caught in the seasonal Kerry traffic jams in Kenmare could hardly miss the distinctive shop...

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