A rural pub owner in Rathdrinagh, Ireland, has come up with an ingenious way to keep her bar “open” during the lockdown.
Avril McKeever who owns the 152-year-old institution McKeever’s Bar & Lounge, has been serving her loyal customers bottles of beer and the occasional bag of potato chips via drone.
Operated by her niece’s husband, Paul Clarke, the drone delivers “bottles of Heineken usually, or sometimes a few cans of Bulmers,” McKeever told The Guardian.
“We had a bottle of wine and a bag of Tayto crisps ready to go last night but it didn’t take off because of the wind.”
Pubs, the cornerstone of Irish social life, have been closed since March — and aren’t slated to reopen until August 10 under government guidelines, leaving 50,000 workers unemployed.
Other pubs in Dublin have resorted to home deliveries and pulling pints from kegs in vans to keep customers.