It’s the last weekend of the year for fans of the famous Killybegs Seafood Shack to pick up their favourite fish dishes, as the takeaway wraps up on another successful year.
The pierside shack will be closing for the winter season from Sunday 6th November.
Owners Mairéad and Garry Anderson have decided to give back to the community by donating a percentage of the week’s takings to the Killybegs Community Hospital.
Posting online, Mairéad told customers: “As always I like to give back, I don’t always broadcast it and honestly I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out the best place to donate to and talking to a good friend last night who’s relative is being cared for in Killybegs Hospital, the care and the attention that this person is getting has blown her family away. So I’ll be donating a good % of our last week’s takings to Killybegs Hospital. And thank you all there for all that you guys do. Our town really appreciates it. Clearly you guys rock in there..!”
The award-winning Killybegs Seafood Shack has operated on a seasonal basis since it opened in 2017.
Some changes are in the pipeline for 2023, Mairéad said, as the business adjusts to rising costs.
“I am going to have to reopen with a different menu next year, the price of fish, cod in particular has just made my menu unsustainable. What worked the last few years, just doesn’t work anymore, unfortunately,” she said.
On a positive note, Mairéad paid tribute to Killybegs and the upcoming developments for the town. As the sod is turned on the Killybegs 2040 – A Town Centre Regeneration Project, Mairéad hinted that the Seafood Shack will have its own “wee project” coming up soon for the benefit of staff and the town overall.
“I am so happy to see Killybegs still striving toward. Seeing new plans and hearing of all the amazing projects that are hopefully happening, it makes me so happy. We need to realise that not every town is getting this and we are very lucky that we are in a safe, rainy, granted but safe town with lots of positive and good things happening,” she said.