Ice cream shot in the arm for our social life!

Gareth Gary pictured outside Tickety Moo Ice Cream Barn in Enniskillen that will open on St Patricks Weekend

BRACE yourselves ice cream lovers – Tickety Moo is opening in Enniskillen!
Tickety Moo Ice Cream, one of Fermanagh’s best known businesses is opening on Enniskillen Townhall Street on St Patrick’s day, March 17th.
The home-made ice cream business already has a shop at their farm in Killadeas, and another in Rossnowlagh and the new store will be based where Flo’s Restaurant was previously. Tickety Moo ice cream parlour specialises in a wide range of unique flavours made from their own jersey cow milk.
Gareth Grey told the Herald that he had been searching for suitable property in Enniskillen for some time, “We have had the shop down in the farm for the past 14 years, and then we opened one three years ago in Rossnowlagh.
“For the last couple of years I have been trying to find the right place in town, and before Christmas we looked at Flo’s and it is very suitable for us. Our other shops are seasonal, but this one will be open all year around and we will serve a bit of hot food such as paninis and pizza.
“We are hoping to be open on St Patrick’s day as long as everything goes to plan. We are undergoing a complete refurbishment going back to our theme of the farm by bringing in some of the aspects of a traditional barn.”
Tickety Moo is set to bring welcome business to the county town that has been hit by multiple closures this month but the team at the ice cream parlour are unfazed by the challenge.
“There have been a few closures in the town over the last few weeks and maybe some of those people said that there was a poor trading climate, but I think the High Street has picked up from what it was a couple of years ago.
“I know some of those businesses has come to an end, but maybe it was just the end of an era for them. I am confident that we can do a good job in the new store.”
Gareth is looking forward to opening the store, and believes that the Townhall Street is becoming more of a social area rather than shopping orientated.
“I think the street is turning into more of socialising and entertainment, rather than traditional shops and outlets.
“I think that whether the people of Fermanagh like it or not, the chain stores are going to come, such as Bob and Berts and Starbucks.
“I think they have to come, and it would encourage younger people to stay in the county, and I think Enniskillen could get left behind if they do not.”

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