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Muckross House is looking for children’s art and stories

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Have you ever wondered what kind of house you might have grown up in if you were born one hundred years ago?

 

Muckross House Library is eager to investigate how children might have lived in Kerry a century ago.

If you are aged 12 years or younger, they would really appreciate your help with their research.

If you are seven years and younger, they are asking you to draw or paint a picture of the house you think you might have lived in long ago.

Perhaps you can get ideas from your mum, dad or grandparents. Books and photographs from Muckross Traditional Farms, may also give you some clues.

If you are between eight and 12 years, they’d like you to write a short essay, 250 words max.

“We would like you to describe what you think it might have been like to grow up in a house without running water or electricity,” Patricia O'Hare, Research and Education Officer, said.

“We will present a prize of €25 for the four best drawings, or essays, that we receive before Friday, May 8. In addition, you will receive a free family visit to Muckross Traditional Farms. The chosen entries will be uploaded to our library website and, when we re-open, we will also display them in our Muckross Craft Centre.”

You can post your drawings and essays to: 'Visiting the Past', Muckross House Library, Muckross House, Killarney. Alternatively, you can email them to: kerrylongago@gmail.com, and include your name and age, as well as your telephone number or email address.

“We are looking forward to receiving your research!”

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Insurance for building contractors

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

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 fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

Employers Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries to an employee in the course of their employment. Employee numbers and annual wages will need to be disclosed accurately and annually.
Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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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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