A CORK bar and restaurant is offering its customers a free lift home at night due to a lack of taxis in the town.
Pier 26, a restaurant, bar and B&B overlooking the pier in Ballycotton, is introducing a Spin Home service for its guests.
Owner of Pier 26, Pearse Flynn is offering the free spins home to guests who eat in the restaurant or have a drink in the bar.
The service will also drop guests back to local hotels such as the Castlemartyr Resort and the Garryvoe Hotel.
He said the service will operate every Friday to Sunday and aims to address the lack of taxis in the area and to combat drink driving.
“We are thrilled to be the first restaurant in the east Cork area to offer a Spin Home service,” Mr Flynn said.
“We pride ourselves on a warm welcome and a friendly service and we are delighted to offer our guests and customers a free spin home so they can enjoy a drink on a night out and do not have to worry about driving home”
The Spin Home Service is just one of the plans that entrepreneur Pearse Flynn has for the seaside village of Ballycotton.
Mr Flynn said he wants to create a tourist destination that will place Ballycotton on the international map as a must-see destination.
The Ballycotton native has created 30 jobs in the East Cork area over the summer and plans to create an additional 30 jobs over the next two years.
As well as Pier 26, other ventures have included, the launch of Ballycotton Sea Adventures and the purchasing of the Ballycotton schoolhouse with plans to develop it into a restaurant.
He has also purchased the former church of Ireland, St Colemans Church with plans in the next two years to convert it into a multipurpose venue.