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Half price fish & chips across Ireland today. No, we’re not codding you.

As any lovers of fish and chips are no doubt well aware of, today, May 31, is ‘National Fish and Chips Day’.

For the eighth year in succession in Ireland, all ITICA (Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association) chip shops across the country will be celebrating the day by providing half price fish and chips to customers.

The Irish Italian chipper culture was started by members of the Irish Italian community who arrived in Ireland in the 1880s from a group of small villages in Val Di Comino in southern Italy.

Nowadays, the traditional Italian chipper is a feature of every neighborhood and town across the country.

For Peter Borza of ITICA, National Fish & Chips Day “is a hectic but fun-filled day that gives us the opportunity to celebrate 128 years of the ‘one and one’ and most importantly to thank our local communities for their ongoing support.”

“We established ITICA back in January 2010 to highlight the heritage behind the Irish Italian chippers in Ireland, and emphasise what makes our family run chippers unique. The response each ITICA National Fish & Chips Day over the past three years has been amazing and we hope that everyone will join in again this year,” Mr. Borza added.

“We look forward to ITICA National Fish & Chips Day every year”.

There are currently over 150 ITICA members around the country, all ITICA members carry the official ITICA logo, which assures customers of the highest levels of quality and service, and the opportunity to avail of half price fish and chips today.

To find out more about ITICA and where the nearest participating chipper is, please check their website.


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