Business Woman Praises Nellie’s and Betty’s Honest and Considerate Nature

The finder, Nellie O’Reilly (left) and the keeper, Betty O’Connell of Kearney’s Bar who minded the money until it was claimed. Photographs: John Reidy

The sum of money found on Main Street in Castleisland, on Wednesday, February 6th and safely held by Betty O’Connell at Kearney’s Bar for a week, was claimed after the rightful owner saw the appeal in The Maine Valley Post.

In the Region of €350

The sum was in the region of €350 and ‘a handy sum’ as Ms. O’Connell rightly described it.

The owner is a local business woman and she approached me last night.

Apart from being thankful to the MVP for highlighting her loss, she was singing the praises of the the two ladies who were instrumental in reuniting her with the ball of money found on the street. One for finding it and handed over in the first place and the other for minding it for a week and for making the effort to trace the owner.

Soul of Discretion

Being a soul of discretion, Betty O’Connell didn’t divulge the names of either the owner or the finder of the money when she told me it had been claimed.

However, the lucky owner prompted me that I should let it be known that it was Nellie O’Reilly who found the money on the street and handed it in to the nearby Kearney’s Bar.

That Kind of Honesty

“I was lucky. There are people who would gladly pocket a sum of money like that and no one would ever know,” said the businesswoman.

“That kind of honesty and consideration should be made known and it’s a bit of good news as well,” said the grateful owner.

So now, Nellie O’Reilly, with one of those big smiles you’re always wearing, Please take a Bow.

Well done to Betty O’Connell whose efforts in finding the owner were eventually rewarded.

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