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Kerry-born London publican laid to rest

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Locally-based members of the Kingdom GAA Club in London and the Kerry Association London formed a guard of honour for the late Vincent ‘Vince’ Harty as he was laid to rest last Friday.

Mr Harty, a native of Dungegan, Ballinskelligs, was a hugely popular member of the Kerry Association London, and served as the association’s treasurer for many years.

He was named as the London Kerry Person of Year in 2018 as a result of his his huge contribution to the life of people in both Kerry and London.

He was a founding member of the original group set up in the 1970s and remained actively committed to the good work of the association until his death on June 21.

Current travel restrictions meant that his funeral was delayed by a few weeks to allow family members sufficient time to isolate after travelling from London.

Vince was best known as a London publican, particularly his time as landlord at The Spotted Dog Pub in Willesden.

In more recent times Vince enjoyed his retirement. His family run The Rising Sun Pub near St Paul’s Cathedral, a venue that also hosts Kerry Association London summer barbecues. This year’s barbecue has been postponed as a mark of respect.

Mr Harty was laid to rest at Kilmalkedar Cemetery in West Kerry following requiem Mass at Carrig Church.

His wife Breda (nee Moriarty) is originally from Muiríoch, Ballydavid and the family own a holiday home in the area.

His long-time friend Dan Tim O’Sullivan – both men were friends since they first met in London 50 years ago – gave the graveside oration, recalling their life and adventures in the British capital.

He is sadly missed by his loving wife Breda, daughters Shiela, Deirdre, Orla and Niamh, sister Helen, brothers Anthony and Jack.

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

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The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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