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Retiring jarveys should be allowed to transfer their operating licence to family members, Cllrs Maura Healy Rae has stated.

Under current bylaws state that: “in the event that an existing licence holder should cease to hold his or her licence, then it shall automatically revert to the Council.”

At a recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Healy Rae said: “ Kerry County Council [should] take into consideration the family tradition of Jarveys in the Killarney Area and to allow the transfer of a jarvey license from one generation to the next, from one family member to another when a person retires or dies.”

She also asked if there is a waiting list for jarvey licence application.

A council official replied: “Bye-Laws regulating the operation of Horse Drawn Hackney Carriages 2010 [state] in the event that an existing licence holder should cease to hold his or her licence, then it shall automatically revert to the Council and where the number of applications for a licence exceeds the number of licences determined by the Council the allocation of licences shall be determined by lot .”

“Kerry County Council is not permitted to operate waiting lists for the issuance of Jarvey licences. “

The official added: “A review of the 2010 Bye-Laws is currently underway by Killarney Municipal District, Kerry County Council must comply with European Union competition regulations and legislation in regard to the issuing of licences.”

The updating of Killarney bylaws, which effect everything from parking to jarvey licencing has been ongoing for years and has been a contentious issue within the Council chamber during the life time of the current elected assembly.

“This review is going on a long time,” added Healy Rae.

“this is a serious issue affecting many Jarveys who have been in contact with me and to date the review hasn’t taken place, if re-elected on June 7 I promises the Jarveys that I will continue to follow up on this issue with Kerry County Council.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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