ROSS Café at the Kerry Mental Health Association offices on Upper Lewis Road is fully open for indoor and outdoor dining after the latest easing of Covid restrictions.

Open to everyone daily, 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday, Ross Café serves deliciously home-cooked food, freshly made sandwiches, home-baking and other tasty treats.

Operating on a not-for-profit basis, the café had reopened for outdoor dining and take away last month and so far, customers have been enjoying the “céad míle fáilte” from Cathleen and Mags.

The General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association, John Drummey, said: “There’s a warm ambience and a feeling of positivity when you walk through the doors of the Ross Café. That’s something we’ve all been craving since the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent temporary closure of the café. Customers who come to enjoy the Ross Café experience can be assured that the profits go towards the promotion of the general welfare of people and to support those with mental health challenges and their families and carers.”

The café first opened in 2016 and, until the arrival of the pandemic, it has expanded to cater for the growing number of customers who enjoy the opportunity to take some time out and relax in good company.

The facilities at the Kerry Mental Health Association Offices, formerly Ross Products, on Upper Lewis Road offer a number of meeting rooms which can be rented out to community groups and other charities catering for different activities. These include: Art, Relaxation, Computer Training, Counselling, Bingo, Music, Drama and Exercise Classes. However, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, the rooms remain closed until further notice.