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Success of ‘Billy’s Tearooms’ an inspiration as funding announced for more community shops in Kilkenny

One village’s bid to fight back against the closure of local businesses is hoping to inspire others to do the same.

Billy’s Tearooms and Shop has been going from strength to strength since it opened its doors last July with a team of volunteers rotating shifts.

Now Kilkenny Leader Partnership is aiming to fund similar initiatives across the county.

€60,000 has been announced to develop a network of community shops in Kilkenny.

Noreen Murphy was among those involved & says it’s been worthwhile for the wider community.

Listen to Noreen’s interview with MaryAnn Vaughan here where she begins by saying whether or not she would recommend other communities doing what they’ve done: