Afke's Winning Streak after fire
A DUTCH woman, who has
been living in Buncrana for more than 30 years, will
become the latest Inishowen person to make an
appearance on the Winning Streak TV game show this
Saturday (11th May) just months after a fire
destroyed her family business.
Afke Barr is originally from Freisland in the
Netherlands but has lived in Ireland for 33 years.
She met her husband John in Listowel at the All
Ireland Fleadh and the pair now have two daughters
in their twenties, Caoimhe and Orla.
Inishowen woman, Afke Barr, gets to
go on Winning Streak only months after a fire
destroyed her family business, the John Barr drapery
store in Buncrana.
Afke’s Winning Streak
appearance is a result of an unfortunate tragedy
following a fire at their business premises in
Buncrana which saw the John Barr drapery store burn
down last February. Thanks to help from the local
community, the business reopened at another premises
and a good luck card containing a Winning Streak
ticket was the one which was pulled out on the show
last Saturday by presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead
Everyone in Buncrana was delighted to see Afke Barr
being called to appear on the show and she has had
incredible support from the entire community who
wish her all the very best of luck.
Afke will be surrounded by her close friends and
neighbours in the RTÉ studios on Saturday evening
and she hopes that her family’s fortune is about to
change with a big win on the show.