Well known West Sligo farmer Joe Coulter was at the front of the queue for the first cup of coffee to be served at the newly opened Fairgreen Café in Skreen.
The new cafe and gallery, which was formerly the Corragh Donn premises in Skreen has been under development for the past 24 months before opening last week.
Brid Torrades, who also runs Osta Cafe in Sligo is now running the new cafe. Donal Kelly, who developed the premises spoke about the long wait Joe had.
“The idea of a cafe has been planned for the past two years. I was there by myself with not a sinner with me and Joe would come in on a regular basis when he was at the co-op and enquire [joking] as to when he would be getting his coffee,” Donal said.
Since opening, Donal has described it as “brilliant addition” to Skreen.
For more photos from the official opening, see page 25 of this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper. In shops now.