South County bar takes a punt

At the ‘Cash in Your Punts’ launch recently were (from left): Kerry Footballer Tomas O Se and Cork Footballer Eoin Cadogan withy Tom O Connor from The South County Bar and Pat Behan, Director of Suicide Aware.
At the ‘Cash in Your Punts’ launch recently were (from left): Kerry Footballer Tomas O Se and Cork Footballer Eoin Cadogan withy Tom O Connor from The South County Bar and Pat Behan, Director of Suicide Aware.

The South County bar & café in Douglas village, Cork, has found a novel way to get rid of any old money that you have -- and support a great local charity at the same time.

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18 June 2013

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Over the course of this month the South County will be exchanging old punts and coins for €uro. Drop by and enjoy breakfast, lunch or an evening meal and pay your bill with any old punt or Irish coins.

Spend this month checking the bottom of drawers or empty your mattress and enjoy a good value meal in Douglas village.
"We’re offering the official Central Bank rate of €1.27 per punt and we have had a good bit of interest already for the promotion," says Tom O’Connor who operates the bar along with his brother Colm, "We plan to take a trip to Dublin in July and convert all the punts and coins we collect into €uro and donate 10% of that to most worthy charity Suicide Aware," said the Cork publican.

An entirely voluntary organisation, Suicide Aware deals with issues of depression and suicide in Ireland. Its recent activities have included setting up workshops in schools around Munster to develop a positive mental health programme in schools. The Cork-based charity also facilitates the training of volunteers in programmes which help identify and assist people at risk of suicide.

 

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