Ukrainian workers thrive in Irvinestown

TWO young Ukrainian women working in Fermanagh have told how living here has changed their lives for the better.
Ola Chesnovych, 25, arrived only a month ago and Anastasiia Shemendiuk, 22, came in May. Both are working at Mahon’s Hotel in Irvinestown, after fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.
Ola is here on a work permit and Anastasiia is being sponsored by the hotel, which is run by the Mahon family.
Anastasiia is currently working in the kitchen and hopes to be a chef one day, while Ola is working as a waitress.
“I had experience working in the kitchen [in Ukraine], so this is where I am working now. At the moment I am preparing food, but I would like to learn to be a chef,” said Anastasiia.
Both are now attending Erne Integrated College where they are doing an English course to improve their spoken English.

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