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Spending a penny in Cork proves difficult

I am a 65-year-old lady who decided to take a day trip to Cork on Nov 26, mainly to visit Marks & Spencer.

I discovered that the ‘Ladies’ in Merchants Quay centre is under renovation. I tried Debenhams — absolutely jam packed.

I was en route to St Peter & Paul’s Church to 12.30 Mass when I spotted a bar and went in and asked if I could use the facilities. I was told no, the floor is wet, it’s not available.

I wonder where their customers went?!

Amazing — but as I said to the ‘gentleman’ inside the counter — ‘Welcome to Cork. Next time I & shall stay on the train to Dublin.’

I was not shabbily dressed, I assure you. It is the first time that I have been refused entry to an establishment. I shall pass on the word — take the train to Dublin or, better still, stay in Limerick.

Essie McGrath
Co Limerick


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