Good morning everyone - sorry for my lack of posts this week. Had a wisdom tooth taken out on Wednesday so I've been laying low for a few days. Wonderful news for me though is that I became an aunt for the first time on my side of the family - Miss Amelia was born on late Wednesday evening (back in the States) and we are all so delighted. She looks just like my brother when he was a baby - July cannot come soon enough to go and meet her!
I've been spending a lot of time with Twitter lately linking in with fascinating people all over the world and it was through Twitter just this week that I met Sandra Dunlea of Miss Courtney's Tearooms down in Killarney. Sandra is the fourth generation lady in her family to run this business started by her great aunt Margaret Courtney in 1909. (It just goes to show, if you have a great business - recession or no recession it will survive!)
Miss Courtney's Tearooms light breakfasts are served all day and include eggs Benedict and Florentine, waffles, boiled eggs and soldiers. The lunch menu offers open and toasted sandwiches, prawns, baked ham and avocado and cheddar, salads and soups.
Isn't Sandra awfully elegant? I'm definitely going to take Sophia down here over the Easter break for a treat and we'll plan to see some local artists en route for my "Love Irish Crafts" blog campaign.
What appeals to me about this wonderful business is the sense of nostalgia and the history in this place. Sandra told me that she loves that the tearoom is a meeting place..."
A visit to this place would be very good for the soul.
Miss Courtney's Tearooms is located at 8 College Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry. You can check them out online or phone at 087-6109500.