‘Loud Americans’ not wanted in Irish bar


Photo courtesy of Maurice Campbell / Twitter

On a beautiful stretch of the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, a restaurant/bar is serving up something a wee bit ugly.

When a tourist noticed a sign in the window of Peter’s Place Cafe & Wine Bar in Watervill, he was shocked.

“I thought it was out of order,”  Maurice Campbell tells CNBC. “It seemed nasty.”

Nonetheless, Campbell decided to pop in … 

to get a coffee and, in return, offer the proprietor a piece of his mind.

“I went in and told him ‘I’m a bit loud myself, but I’m not American.’ ” says Campbell, who was visiting from north of the border. “He just gave me a look.”

The next day, Campbell tweeted a picture of the sign, inventive punctuation and all.

While the Irish have been apologetic — “sorry you had to see that. I’m from Cahersiveen, the town before waterville, and we welcome all Americans loud or quiet,” tweeted one — American tourists tracked down in Dublin by the Irish Independent weren’t the least bit aggrieved.

We Americans are loud and proud.

“Honestly, I don’t blame them,” smiles one.

“My brother’s in trouble!” laughs another Yank.