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'No loud Americans': Irish Cafe Sparks Outrage by Banning US Visitors in Ring of Kerry ....
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sarah Gordon

Posted on 07/23/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT by Cecily

It is hardly the way to win over tourists, but this Irish cafe doesn't seem to care.

Peter's Place, a pretty eatery in County Kerry, has placed a notice in its window banning 'loud American's from entering.

The cafe lists the undesirables it would prefer not to receive in its establishment, including bus and coach tours and rowdy tourists from across the Pond.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: ireland
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

"The feeling's mutual..."

2 posted on 07/23/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cecily

So screw him!


3 posted on 07/23/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Cecily

A high percentage of Europeans dislike Americans and always have. It doesn’t have anything to do with Iraq, Afghanistan or anything else the U.S. does. They simply dislike Americans and everything we stand for.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Cecily

Well, I’m glad to hear that Ireland’s economy is so great that they no longer need US tourist $$. Good for them - now we can visit other countries or places where we are welcome.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Cecily

His house, his rules...and his consequences. I recall a winery near Silicon Valley I visited where the owner put out a fresh “no jeans, no t-shirts, no yuppies” sign. I watched as at least a half dozen people saw it, shrugged, and got back into their cars, including one I’d met at a previous winery. He was a buyer for a restaurant chain.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 1:34:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Parmenio

Or, perhaps, Americans act like entitled pricks when they enter his pub. Some Americans aren’t exactly good emissaries. I just got back from Europe and made an extra effort to tip well and be polite. I always got great service and everyone was very friendly and helpful.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Cecily

He’s entitled to refuse service to anyone. I don’t have a problem with his sign. Don’t eat or drink there. It’s his loss in the long run.

When I look at the hand-lettered sign, it strikes me that it’s kind of shaky — like an elderly person’s handwriting. Maybe the person who owns it doesn’t want those tour buses pulling in and filling up his place and placing too much demand on his staff. Maybe he just wants a quiet little pub filled with locals. And maybe his experience with American tourists is that they are loud. I haven’t travelled in so long — I don’t know how people behave on a vacation overseas.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 1:36:54 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: Cecily

I AM NOT BEING LOUD!!!!!


9 posted on 07/23/2014 1:37:30 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Cecily

I guess we Americans have out-yelled the German’s as the most bothersome. Well, I guess we can go elsewhere. What is the Flanders region of Belgium like at this time of year? I was in Oostand many years ago, while in the Navy. Oh, nevermind. I just read Belgium has now been revealed as a global drugs gateway and the cocaine capital of Europe! Well, they still have those great hot pretzels you can eat with ice cream, I hope.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 1:37:36 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Cecily
Peter's Place, a pretty eatery
11 posted on 07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Revenge for all those “Irish need not apply” signs from 150 years ago....


12 posted on 07/23/2014 1:38:16 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Cecily

Pretty simple rule: don’t be a “loud” American. I can live with that.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: punknpuss

You have good insight. I hadn’t thought about it perhaps being owned by someone who was old and just didn’t want to be overwhelmed.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 1:40:03 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Billthedrill

That’s the great thing about how American used to be in the old days. Now, imagine the uproar if he inserted a different group for “yuppies”...you know who I’m talking about.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 1:41:59 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I want to head back to Korea. It’s been 32 years since I left the last time and I hear it’s nicer than here now.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 1:42:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Cecily

Been overseas many times and many times been embarrassed by the behavior of some Americans. I’m willing to give this business owner the benefit of the doubt since the sign does specify “loud”. He may regret specifying “Americans”. Now the whole village will probably end up losing American tourist business.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Cecily

My husband is there now. He’s having a wonderful time.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 1:45:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bigdaddy45

In my experience at European eateries, museums, churches, etc. German tourists tend to be even louder than Americans. And Ireland is one place in Europe where Americans tend to be especially welcome. But as someone already pointed out, his business and his rules. Beyond that the owner can just go F himself.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 1:46:08 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Cecily
"The cafe lists the undesirables it would prefer not to receive in its establishment, including bus and coach tours and rowdy tourists from across the Pond."

I wish Jim would put up such a notice on FR! ;-)
20 posted on 07/23/2014 1:47:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cecily

Can’t blame him for not wanting to put up with bus and coach tours. They bring large numbers of people who have a limited amount of time to be served. He specifically said “loud-mouth Americans” which to me doesn’t include every American. Personally, I preferred my visit to Scotland over Ireland. Skip Belfast especially. It seems to have an atmosphere of doom and gloom hanging over it.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: PATRIOT1876
NEITHER IS AL!
22 posted on 07/23/2014 1:48:34 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: katana

Sorry, but you’re emphasizing his point. “the owner can just go F himself”??? Really?? Maybe its just an elderly proprietor who prefers a nice sleepy pub for the town folk, and is tired of dealing with obnoxious Americans. Given your response, i’m now much more sympathetic.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Cecily

Yeah, but if they are loud, American *AND* a member of the LGBT tribe, will he have to serve them?


24 posted on 07/23/2014 1:52:22 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Cecily

Can’t have Yanks outshouting the Irish drunks now can we?


25 posted on 07/23/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Cecily

I need that sign for my home... and cube... maybe put it on a hat too. I really hate loud people


26 posted on 07/23/2014 1:56:21 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: Kartographer

Why in the #311 would any American leave these shores to begin with !! It’s beyond me.

Like there’s nothing to see in THIS country on vacay???


27 posted on 07/23/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

Maybe I have just been unfortunate, but ever Australian and New Zealander I have encountered on FR have been SNOB when they weren’t just being SOBs. We need know visitor from across the ponds!


28 posted on 07/23/2014 2:13:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: punknpuss

I have traveled extensively and am mortified at The Ugly American. Yes, they are loud, obnoxious and dress like homeless people. They have no qualms about discussing very loudly what is wrong with the place they are in, how bad the food is and how ‘ya just can’t get a good haaaarrrrd roll’ in Europe. I despise them too and will speak Italian so as not to be painted with the same brush. That being said, I have been at a quaint hotel in Florence where American high school teenagers spent the night. They were served the breakfast paid for with their tour but, decided to raid the continental breakfast laid out for the hotel guests and completely emptied it, leaving nothing for the hotel customers. It was beyond disgusting.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 2:14:33 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: bicyclerepair

Exactly. Most people haven’t even seen all the great stuff within a 300 mile radius from where they live.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 2:15:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Fledermaus

I have a list of stuff within 300 miles I want to see.

Alamo, NASA Mission Control, Battleship Texas, Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (I think that’s the name) and the Dr. Pepper Museum are all on it.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Cecily

Luck he didn’t ban the hyphenated Americans then he be a bad man and not a good man...

Unless its Loud-Americans that he banned ?

Maybe the Loud, like Gay, are just born that way


32 posted on 07/23/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Cecily

His cafe and his rules.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 2:27:29 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Parmenio

If like I have you have seen and endured some of our fellow Americans abroad you would not want to be around them either. Some of our fellow Americans need to learn some manners


34 posted on 07/23/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Kartographer

No, naturalman is very polite and highly informative about Australian politics. I’m glad he posts here.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 2:34:44 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Cecily

I guess loud Americans interfere with the drunken crying and fights that usually go on in the pub.


36 posted on 07/23/2014 2:34:49 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Cecily

“... a pretty eatery...”

Sounds like code words for “queer” eatery, which should for most people, be avoided at all costs.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: bigdaddy45
Or, perhaps, Americans act like entitled pricks when they enter his pub. Some Americans aren’t exactly good emissaries. I just got back from Europe and made an extra effort to tip well and be polite.

This

38 posted on 07/23/2014 2:47:06 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Cecily

How likely is it that these “loud Americans” are liberal travelers? Most people that I know that travel abroad are more of the liberal/democrat leaning.

SO...THEY are leaving a bad impression of Americans. ;P


39 posted on 07/23/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Cecily

Calm down folks - he only means the non-gay ones, as required by law.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: lee martell; punknpuss; bigdaddy45

He could be a bongo player from way back, too...


41 posted on 07/23/2014 3:11:17 PM PDT by BlueDragon (well...you ruin the whole record, is what you do...)
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To: Cecily

Having been to Ireland many times I must say that I cannot blame the pub. I have seen so many Americans (most I must confess) go into pubs and behave like true As*ho**s - behavior that would get them thrown out of most pubs in the U.S..


42 posted on 07/23/2014 3:11:19 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Cecily

Lot of other nice places in Waterville.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/kerry-locals-fly-stars-and-stripes-637197.html


43 posted on 07/23/2014 3:35:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Peter of Peter’s Place = Basil Fawlty


44 posted on 07/23/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: bigdaddy45

Of course you were treated well. You were spending money in their establishments. It doesn’t disprove my point however. Many Europeans do have an irrational hatred of America and Americans.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

That was not my experience. Every time I told someone I was American I was greeted with a big smile.


46 posted on 07/23/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Parmenio

Thats not been my experience. I keep hearing about it, but I never saw evidence of “hatred for Americans” after several weeks in Europe. Quite the opposite in fact.


47 posted on 07/23/2014 9:24:35 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

I suppose you’re right. Just a visceral reaction to someone singling out Americans while ignoring the adjective “loud”. I’ve been embarrassed enough times by compatriots who should have been refused passports or barred from their flights to have known better.


48 posted on 07/24/2014 5:06:02 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: bigdaddy45

How many European languages do you speak besides English?


49 posted on 07/24/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: bigdaddy45

I used to work for the U.S. unit of a European company. What I was told to my face and overheard went far beyond mere disagreements over business strategy and tactics. I think European anti-Americanism comes from two major sources: former communists or people who were raised on a diet of anti-American and pro-Soviet propaganda, and old style Tories, Gaullists or their equivalents in other countries who can’t get over the fact that the U.S. is now the dominant nation in the world. And now add in the muslims. The Lightworker seems to have made things worse.


50 posted on 07/24/2014 6:41:33 AM PDT by Parmenio
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