Italians chip in with fish day

THE Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA) is to offer customers half-price fish and chips all day on May 25 to reflect the 125-year-old tradition.

Last year’s inaugural National Fish and Chips Day was a phenomenal success, with over 180,000 people visiting their local ITICA Chipper to celebrate with a ‘one and one’.

An incredible 65,000 pounds of fish and 360,000 pounds of potatoes were used by ITICA Chippers to cope with demand.

With over 200 members, ITICA was created to promote and build on the traditional values and ethos of the Irish Italian chipper community.

The Italian community first arrived in Ireland in the 1880s from the villages in Val Di Comino in southern Italy.


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