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Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017
Newly retired Gerry O’Brien, who was running the Churchill Arms in Kensington for 32 years, has successfully created good number of contacts who wants to visit him.
At present staying in Ennis, the 66-year-old Ogonnelloe man explained that he would love to get associated with groups like Clare Tourism or East Clare Tourism and turn out to be the part-time tourism representative for them and take people across the world to visitor attractions in Clare.
To quote him, “I would love the opportunity to be able to showcase the county. I am hoping I will get the opportunity to do this. “I’d love to do something in tourism, promoting Clare to visitors from the UK and abroad. That would be an absolute dream come true for me.”
A Clare GAA hurling fanatic, Gerry also added by saying that he would enjoy the chance to take the foreign visitors to the spots like Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty, Holy Island, Mountshannon and Killaloe. He considers East Clare as quite an unexplored tourism resource.
“I believe I have made a lasting impression on hundreds of people, after spending 32 years running The Churchill Arms. It would be a brilliant way of keeping London in my heart. I will never lose my connection to this place. I have people coming to visit me from all over the world – from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, whose mothers or fathers worked with me in The Churchill Arms.” he said.