WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An Irish bar came up with an idea of fining customers if they mention the Covid word.
- The Alt Bar in Donegal fines patrons two euros if they utter the word.
- The money will be placed in the Covid jar and will be donated to charity.
A bar in Ireland is fed up with hearing anything about Covid that’s why it came up with an idea of fining customers if they mention the Covid word.
The Alt Bar in County Donegal is charging patrons €2 (about $2.29) every time Covid is mentioned in the barroom. Customers put the money in the”COVID fine jar,” with all the proceeds going to Donegal Hospice, according to Irish Central.
The bar announced the warning and new rule on their Facebook page on Jan. 7.
The Alt Bar is also accepting donations that will be given to Donegal Hospice. The pub a GoFundMe link in the hopes to raise €1,000 (roughly $1,115).
“What started off as a bit of light hearted fun has turned into a good way to raise funds for a good cause. Were raising money in aid of Donegal Hospice Company Limited by Guarantee and every donation will help,” they wrote on GoFundMe.
Christopher Moore, co-owner of the Alt Bar, told DonegalLive that the idea came about after patrons were only talking about the pandemic.
“So I plonked the Covid jar on the counter and away we went. A few people were caught, I was one of them myself! By the end of day on Friday, there was €54 raised for charity,” he said.
Moore did say that he and his business partner, Conor McDevitt, are not making light of the whole situation but want to see people go back to enjoying themselves a bit in an Irish pub.
“But we’d like people to enjoy themselves when they do get out for an hour and we’ve live music planned for tonight so the staff will have their ears open and we’ll continue with the Covid jar indefinitely,” he said. “When the time comes then we’ll sit down and decide which charity we’ll donate to and hopefully the money raised can be of use to someone.”
Source: Inside Edition