Tralee Man ‘Trusts His Gut’ To Help Out Tourist

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Bernard ‘Pop’ Lynch with Australian tourist Clive Gilbert. Photo: Bernard ‘Pop’ Lynch/Facebook

THIS is a nice story we saw earlier on Facebook to restore your trust in people.

A Tralee man did his bit for Irish hospitality and kindness this week down in Sneem.

Bernard ‘Pop’ Lynch, a carpenter from Kevin Barry Villas, was down in the south Kerry village where he observed an Australian tourist who was trying to get money from an ATM to pay for his B&B.

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However, the machine was out of service and the lady in the shop said his credit cards would not work and that he would have to go to Killarney or Kenmare.

The man was a bit panicked, so in stepped Pop. He brought him outside the shop to ask him what he needed. The man said €100, so Pop gave him the cash and asked him to send on a postal order.

“No worries,” said the man, a Mr Clive Gilbert from Australia. Sure enough, this morning a postal order arrived at the Lynch residence for €111 from Mr Gilbert, with a note that said “Barry [sic] have a Guinness on me.” Wrong name, but right gesture.

“This really is how things should be…The moral of this story? Trust your gut,” wrote Pop on his Facebook post. A decent and trusting thing to do Pop, well done!


  1. Adrienne McLoughlin says:

    A typical gesture from Pop…good man!

  2. Bernardpoplynch says:

    Thanks Dermot … 82 year’s young travelling around this lovely country. needed to be done pop

  3. Mark Bernsen says:

    Pop Lynch, as always a true gentleman, one who not only says it but lives it “It is nice to be nice” Well Done Pop Mark