Thought for food pays off in Clonakilty

Necessity prompted Cork's Rich Virahsawmy to find innovative ways to keep his food business afloat. Virahsawmy established Richy's Restaurant in Clonakilty in west Cork nine years ago and, last June

30th October, 2011
Rich Virahsawmy, owner, Richy's Restaurant in Clonakilty

Necessity prompted Cork's Rich Virahsawmy to find innovative ways to keep his food business afloat. Virahsawmy established Richy's Restaurant in Clonakilty in west Cork nine years ago and, last June, with the recession showing no signs of abating, he decided to diversify his offering to tempt potential new customers.

"When the stats on the number of restaurants closing down were apparent, it was a doom and gloom situation for a lot of people. The challenge...

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