Message from Killybegs Mayor

Message from Killybegs Mayor

These are strange and surreal times, but we all have a responsibility to do what we can to help stop the spread of this virus among our local and wider community. Each of us needs to do what we can to keep ourselves and our families, friends and neighbours healthy.  If you are young and healthy, you might think you don’t need to worry and it is okay to go out and meet up with friends and attend house parties, but please think about parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and others close to you, who may be at risk especially those with compromised immune and respiratory systems.  We all have to practice patience, understanding and empathy at this time, for there is no one unaffected by these disruptions. It has been said, that during the war, you could see your enemy, unfortunately in the case of this virus, the enemy is invisible.  Everyone has their part to play in helping to halt the spread of the virus. Please continue to practice good hygiene as instructed by the HSE. Be constantly aware of social distancing.  If we are exposed to someone who develops the virus we must take proactive measures to self-isolate.  To alleviate boredom, and with social distancing in mind, we are lucky in Killybegs to have beautiful Fintra Beach and lovely country roads for walking and getting out in the fresh air. It maybe a time to start a new hobby, etc.  Even though, we are discouraged from visiting, a phone call could be much appreciated especially to our elderly neighbours and those living alone.

For businesses, especially those in hospitality i.e. Bars, restaurants, hotels, gift shops, hairdressers, beauticians, and indeed all business owners who have to suddenly close down, it is absolutely devastating for them, their staff and their families.  For everyone’s sake, lets hope this will pass quickly, and we can resume normal life and support all these businesses which are at the heart of our living community. 

Keep safe and healthy everyone.

Ann Marie Bourke

Mayor of Killybegs

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