Businesses representatives in Waterville have expressed regret about negative publicity surrounding a sign in a local café which said that ‘loud Americans’ were not welcome.
The sign which also says ‘no buses or coaches’ appeared on the premises of Peter’s Place Café in Waterville. The owner, Peter Fitzgerald, is making no comment. A statement issued this evening by the Waterville Business Association said the sign in no way represents the views of Waterville businesses or the community as a whole. The group said it had energised them to celebrate their unique Waterville-American relationship and that Americans are always welcome in the village. Fianna Fáil councillor Norma Moriarty says she understands if tourists are upset, but that they can be assured of a big ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ in Waterville and along the Ring of Kerry: