The “taste of Carlingford” is on the move thanks to Harry and ‘Nelly’

Harry and Marian opened the first ever restaurant in Carlingford over 30 years ago and currently own ‘The Oystercatcher Bistro’ in Carlingford’s Market Square.

Harry and Marian opened the first ever restaurant in Carlingford over 30 years ago and currently own ‘The Oystercatcher Bistro’ in Carlingford’s Market Square.

Their recent venture is their new 7x3ft tuc-tuc named ‘Nelly’, which can travel to any venue for function, company or wedding days.

Harry Jordan spoke to the Democrat about the new addition to the business.

“‘Nelly’ comes fully fitted with a water boiler, fridge, hot plates and soup tureens.

“This enables us to serve the world famous Carlingford oysters, Carlingford chowder, dressed crab, and our savoury soups,

“It is great for company functions as the livery on the sides is magnetic and can be replaced with a company name or logo.

“It is also perfect to take along to festivals and events that are happening on the streets.”

Harry spent a year and a half looking for ‘Nelly’ before finally sourcing her to Holland.

“Tuc-tucs aren’t common over here but they are very popular in India and China. She only has a 50cc engine and goes up to 20 MPH.

“I have her fitted with a mini iPod as well though and can play traditional music on that.”

Harry wanted to empahsise that ‘Nelly’ is more than a gimmick, she acts as an extension of Carlingford and “brings the taste of Carlingford, further afield.”

“She is proving to be very popular already and I’ve had a few bookings for different events.

“Nobody in Ireland has one but I’d say they will start to become popular.

People stop on the street stop to take photos and it is a tourist attraction already by itself.”

For more information or to book ‘Nelly’ for an event or function then you can contact Harry or Marian on 0429373989 or 0877785199.

Or you can email theoystercatcher@eircom.net