Donegal Seafood Shack closes due to continued visits from out of county customers

By Sarah Finnan

October 9, 2020 at 3:26pm


A well-known fixture in Killybegs, the Seafood Shack is a popular draw for both locals and tourists to the area. Famous for its fishy offerings, the place has grown quite the reputation since it first arrived on the scene with seafood lovers continuously rating it amongst the cream of the crop.

However, noting that out of county customers continue to visit - despite current level three restrictions - owners have made the "very last minute" decision to temporarily close the shack. Updating the public on the situation, a message shared on social media reads:

"Folks we are closing the Shack today because we are seeing people from other Counties come to visit us still. Not a lot but there has been a few and we all know the cases are increasing in the town too.

While I welcome people so wholeheartedly to the town normally, we can’t take this risk right now as being a reason people come to town. I just implore everyone to stop travelling right now while we try and contain this virus.

We will keep everyone updated as we figure out our plan for the season ahead once the numbers have started to fall and we feel that it is safe to do so."

Confirming that customers had been coming from as far afield as Tipperary and Monaghan, co-owner Mairead Anderson told the Donegal Daily that she's hopeful the can all "open safely for Christmas".

Header image via Instagram/Killybegs Seafood Shack

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