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Local woman who grew up in Gings heartbroken by devastating fire

Aug 15, 2022 16:08 By Shannonside News
Local woman who grew up in Gings heartbroken by devastating fire Local woman who grew up in Gings heartbroken by devastating fire
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The popular pub was badly damaged by a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

People across the Shannonside region are rallying around the owners of a popular Carrick on Shannon pub after it suffered significant damage in a fire yesterday.

The blaze broke out at Gings at the bridge early Sunday morning resulting in severe property damage but no injuries.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and a clean-up operation was launched yesterday.

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Hundreds of tributes and well wishes have been paid online to the popular pub.

The building was the childhood home of Ger Duignan, with the property bought by her family in 1880, before entering into new ownership a number of years ago.

Speaking to Let's Talk, Ger says the business was known to everyone who crossed the Shannon in the town.

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Gings has been a landmark in Carrick. Anyone I meet in my travels, you know,  you mention gings on the bridge and everyone knows it. It has been a marker on the N4, people are passing it there all the time. Whatever about myself, this was the Whellan's livelihood and Gings and everyone knew of it, and for this to happen to them in the middle of the season, especially after Covid my heart just goes out to them.

You can hear Ger's full interview here:

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