There used to be a difference between U.S.A. and Ireland with regard to the failure of a venture. In America, it was accepted as a part of learning and one just got on with whatever was the next venture. In Ireland, there was a perceived taint on one’s character – a blemish that would never be forgotten.
Of late, I have noted that it is not unusual to see signs such as this on the Seanachai in Kinsale. Similar appeared on The Pav, Fitzgerald’s Electrical and Crowleys.
One side-effect of the Celtic Corpse appears to be an acceptance that a business may have failed despite the absolute very best efforts of the owner/operator – a victim of society and factors outside their control.