Have you ever fancied yourself as a pub owner? Well, this might be an opportunity for you. Because one Waterford couple has decided to raffle off their pub, chipper and two-bedroom apartment in Lower Kilmacow, South Kilkenny.
The prize includes a fully functioning pub, fast-food takeaway and living accommodation, as well as €15,000. The property is completely mortgage and finance free, according to couple Sinead Coady and Seamus Hennessy.
The pair made the decision last year after the pub (Spinner's Bar) closed due to Covid 19 restrictions and Seamus was diagnosed with cancer. Sinead and Seamus explained:
"You win 2 full functioning profitable businesses in Lower Kilmacow, South Kilkenny but we’re also giving £15,000 to stock the businesses or make any changes to put your own stamp on things all while supporting the Solas Cancer Support Centre, who will receive 10% of Tickets Sold.
"Over the past 12 months we have fought the pandemic like everyone else between lockdowns and restrictions but privately I have fought my own battle with Cancer. Thankfully, I have come out fighting and wanting to enjoy my life more than ever. We are looking forward to moving forward with a new chapter in our lives while also giving someone the chance to start a new chapter in their life mortgage-free."
"It’s a win/win all round as we are donating 10% of all tickets sold to the Waterford Solas Cancer Support Centre. When Seamus received his diagnosis, they were on hand to offer us the endless supports in all shapes and sizes available to us. We have also seen from our friends the different services this Centre offers cancer sufferers and their families from all over the South of Ireland."
"We have been lucky ourselves to have had the chance to own these businesses for over 6 years and I can say we will be handing over the reins with very fond memories that these were some of the best years for us as well as the gang full of friends we’re lucky to have made along the way."
So, fancy yourself as a pub owner? You can enter the raffle here.