Irish pub owner delivering free pints of Guinness to key workers to say thank you
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Irish pub owner delivering free pints of Guinness to key workers to say thank you

AN IRISH pub owner over in the UK has found the perfect way to say thank you to the key workers keeping the country up and running - a free pint of Guinness.

Ultan Moran, who is originally from Athlone, runs the popular Irish bar Kitty O’Hanlon’s in Plymouth.

Ever since his pub was forced to temporarily close its doors to the public back on March 20, Ultan had been looking for a way to give something back to the country’s key workers.

Now he’s been doing exactly that, with a door-to-door Guinness delivery service every Thursday providing free pints of the black stuff to the brave men and woman carrying out essential work across the region.

"The NHS are doing a wonderful job, as well as all the other key workers,” he told the Plymouth Herald.

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"We have been asking people to nominate their superheroes. From nurses, posties, binmen, all key workers.”

Taking to the road in an event catering truck kitted out with a beer tap, Ultan had originally planned to give out just three pints of Guinness a week.

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However, he’s been inundated with nominations from locals, keen to champion someone doing their bit to keep things ticking over.

As a result, he’s gone from delivering three pints a night every Thursday to a rather impressive 10.

He’s not showing any signs of slowing down either with Ultan pledging to keep the pints flowing for the duration of the lockdown.

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It’s proven to be a real labour of love for the Irishman, who recently took to the Kitty O’Hanlon’s Facebook page to pay tribute to the recipients of his freshly-poured and completely free pints of Guinness.

"It was lovely to deliver pints of Guinness to some really awesome Key workers this evening,” he wrote.

"From myself and all the Kitty’s Team we thank you all for your hard work and commitment to battling this dreadful virus.

"Not all Heroes wear capes.

"KEY WORKERS WE SALUTE YOU."

We salute you, Ultan.