There was devastating news in the Bettystown area this morning as shell shocked locals woke to the news that one of its most iconic and beloved businesses has been destroyed in an overnight fire.
A blaze is believed to have started at around 10.45 pm last night (Sunday May 1st) at Pat’s Centra with damage visible to the adjacent Macari’s takeaway.
Stunned locals watched on as members of the emergency services battled to contain the blaze to the shop and post office owned by Patrick Boshell.
A Go Fund Me Page has been set up to help with the restoration work and can be found at