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Lunchtime fire quickly brought under control

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By Sean Moriarty

Photos: Michelle Crean

Three units of Killarney Fire and Rescue attended a lunchtime fire in the town centre today (Wednesday).

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Smoke and flames were seen billowing from the rear of a building off Glebe Lane after fire broke out just after 1.30pm.

Concerned onlookers started banging on doors of houses on the lane to make sure there was no one inside the buildings.

The fire service and Gardai were on the scene within minutes.

Three units, including the water tender, were placed in the Glebe car park while a second fire truck was positioned at Market Cross to gain access to the fire through the front of business premises on the main street.

While the cause of the fire is not yet known, Killarney Fire and Rescue said it had the potential to be worse.

“It is an old building, it had [the fire] potential if it went inside the building. It looks like the windowsills caught fire, the building is pepper-dry so if it went inside it could have been a lot worse,” a spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

The situation was quickly brought under control and the town centre returned to normal within 45 minutes.

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Documents for driving abroad in Europe

By John Healy of Healy Insurances As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area. This […]

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By John Healy of Healy Insurances

As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area.

This area includes all the European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. You also don’t need a green card for Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland.

If you are travelling with your vehicle to the named counties you will still need to bring:

Your certificate of motor insurance
Your vehicle licencing certificate
Your driving licence
Your passport

If you are taking a company owned, hired or borrowed vehicle, you will need a letter of authorisation from the registered owner along with the vehicle licencing certificate.

It is important to check the legal requirements for the country you are driving in. Some EU countries including France will require you to carry the following items:

Reflective jackets for each occupant of the vehicle
Warning triangle
Headlamp beam deflectors
Breathalyser test
Spare bulb kit
First Aid Kit (compulsory in Austria, France and Germany)

It is advisable to have your travel insurance details, European breakdown cover details, health insurance details and your European Health Insurance card in your possession. Travel safe.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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