Dark Times

Tragedy struck the family with the sudden death of Charles eldest son of Charlie & Noreen. Eileen their next eldest child returned from nursing in Cork to help with the running of the family business. Eileen went on to marry Colm Foley from Killorglin. The birth of their first born coincided with a change of direction for Foleys. The old ways of combining grocery with public house was coming to an end and Foleys lead the change. Charlie, Eileen’s father passed away in 1984, together along with rearing a young family they moved with the times and brought 101 New Street forward to cater for a growing Killarney town and more discerning customer. Unfortunately Colm, Eileen’s husband passed away tragically in 2003 together with a young family she kept the doors of Charlie Foleys open to the public.