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Picture Gallery: Charles and Camilla join Order of Innisfallen

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were inducted into the Order of Innisfallen in a ceremony at Killarney House today.

This is an honour reserved for people from outside of Killarney who have made an exceptional contribution to the local economy. Previous inductees include actor Michael Fassbender and former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The royals are visiting Kerry on the third leg of a three-day trip which started in Omagh on Wednesday. They travelled to Derrynane from Cork this morning via helicopter. In south Kerry, they stopped off in the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell before flying to Tralee to take in a performance at Siamsa Tíre.

They then departed for Killarney by car and the royal entourage, which includes 12 vehicles in total,  arrived Muckross House and Gardens after 2pm. There they visited the schoolhouse, traditional farms and Muckross House itself, where Queen Victoria stayed when she came to Killarney in August 1861.

The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall then travelled by car to Killarney House at 3pm where they to mingled with 200 invited guests. It is here where the royal couple were inducted into the prestigious Order of Innisfallen.

Major traffic congestion was less than expected in town today between 2.45pm and 4.45pm even though Mission Road, which runs alongside Killarney House and Gardens, was shut down.

Thanks to Valerie O'Sullivan for these historic photos.

[caption id="attachment_22203" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were inducted as members of the Order of Innisfallen, in recognition of the long standing contribution of British Visitors to Tourism in Killarney, during their visit to Killarney House on Friday.They spend the afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited here in August 1861. Presenting him with their honour is Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr Niall Kelleher and President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Paul O’Neill.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22214" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla Duckess of Cornwall, visiting Muckross House, Killarney, on Friday, with Head Guide at Muckross House, Ann Tangney Queen Victoria staryed at Muckross House in 1861.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22213" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall who was escorted by Jaunting car by Muckross Jarvey Pa Murhill, on the Royal Visit to Killarney, on Friday with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who visited Muckross House and Killarney House where Queen Victoria Visited in 1861. Also included is Horse Handler Aoife O’Sullivan, and Geraldine Rosney, Chairperson Muckross House Trustees.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22212" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales visiting Muckross House, Killarney, on Friday, with Philip Buckley, District Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service. Queen Victoria staryed at Muckross House in 1861.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22211" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales visiting Muckross House, Killarney, on Friday, with Philip Buckley, District Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service. Queen Victoria staryed at Muckross House in 1861.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22210" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales reacts when he is shown the signature of his Great Great Grandmother Queen Vistoria who stayed in Muckross House, Killarney, in 1861. The Royal Visit with his Wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, took place in Muckross House and Killarney House, Killarney, Co Kerry on Friday,.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22207" align="aligncenter" width="900"] His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spend Friday afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited Killarney, County Kerry, in August 1861, The Prince of Wales signed the visitors book at Muckross House, ,as Queen Victoria did in 1861.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22206" align="aligncenter" width="900"] His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spend Friday afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited Killarney, County Kerry, in August 1861, where she visited Muckross House and Gardens and Killarney House and Gardens. Ann Tangney Head Guide at Muckross House introduces the Royal Couple at the House.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22209" align="aligncenter" width="700"] His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales vwho Visited Muckross House, Killarney, with his Wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on Friday, they visited Quills Farm at Muckross Traditional Farm where they met Irish Harp Maker Tim O’Carroll and listened to Melissa Hegarty. Queen Victoria staryed at Muckross House in 1861.Photo:Valerie. O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22205" align="aligncenter" width="900"] His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spend Friday afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited Killarney, County Kerry, in August 1861, where she visited Muckross House and Gardens and Killarney House and Gardens. Prince Charles and the Duchess sign the Visitors book at Muckross House with Minister For Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Affairs, Josepha Madigan T.D. and Chairperson Muckross House Trustees Geraldine Rosney.They were also shown the Visitors book signed by Queen Victoria.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22204" align="aligncenter" width="900"] His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spend Friday afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited Killarney, County Kerry, in August 1861, where she visited Muckross House and Gardens and Killarney House and Gardens. Prince Charles and the Duchess sign the Visitors book at Muckross House with Minister For Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Affairs, Josepha Madigan T.D. and Chairperson Muckross House Trustees Geraldine Rosney.They were also shown the Visitors book signed by Queen Victoria, they met with Muckross House Trustees, and presented with books.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22208" align="aligncenter" width="900"] His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spend Friday afternoon retracing the footsteps of his great great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who visited Killarney, County Kerry, in August 1861, Speaking with Pat Dawson, Manager, Killarney House and Gardens.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan[/caption]

 

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Killarney allocated over €600,000 for public outdoor dining

By Sean Moriarty The plan to place council operated outdoor dining on Kenmare Place took a step closer to reality this week. On Wednesday Fáilte Ireland revealed that 38 Municipal Districts were successful in their funding applications. Killarney is set to receive €604,505 under the scheme which is managed by the national tourism promotion body. […]

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The plan to place council operated outdoor dining on Kenmare Place took a step closer to reality this week.

On Wednesday Fáilte Ireland revealed that 38 Municipal Districts were successful in their funding applications.

Killarney is set to receive €604,505 under the scheme which is managed by the national tourism promotion body.

“The aim of this Scheme is to support tourism and hospitality jobs and help businesses develop new ways of catering for domestic and international tourists outdoors. Access to outdoor dining facilities will continue to be a key part of industry recovery as we look forward to 2022 and beyond,” said Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin at Wednesday’s announcement.

Elected members of Killarney Municipal District are scheduled to meet in the coming weeks and more details of the project will be revealed after this meeting.

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Student grants and renting

Supports Available It’s that time of year where parents and their school leaving children are preparing for college for the first time. The main financial support for students or their parents is the Student Grant from SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). SUSI typically accepts late applications up until November. This is a means tested grant […]

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It’s that time of year where parents and their school leaving children are preparing for college for the first time. The main financial support for students or their parents is the Student Grant from SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). SUSI typically accepts late applications up until November. This is a means tested grant which may cover the fees (student contribution) and provide maintenance.

The limits that apply to the grant vary, but if the student was coming from a family with less than four dependent children, in order to qualify for the maximum rate of grant the total net income in the previous tax year would have to have been €39,875 or less. That refers to both the parent’s income and the student’s income, however €4,500 of the student’s income which they earn outside term time e.g. during the summer will be disregarded.

PUP

If the student was getting the PUP payment because they lost their part-time job due to the pandemic, this is taken into account. Currently there are no disregards allowed for PUP payments. If there is more than one student attending college from the same household, the limit may be increased by €4,830.

Maximum Student Grant

There are actually two different maximum rates of grant. There are referred to as the adjacent and non-adjacent rate. The adjacent rate is for students living within 45km of the college and the non-adjacent rate is for students living more than 45km from the college. The adjacent rate is €3,025. The non-adjacent rate is €1,125. There has always been a special higher rate of grant for disadvantaged students.

Student Assistance Fund

Yes, separate from the Student Grant from SUSI the colleges have access to the Student Assistance Fund. Students can apply directly through their college for assistance with expenses such as books or laptops. Typically, this involves completing an application form and going for a short interview in the college. There are no set amounts of funding under this scheme. The college will assess each application on its own merits.

Renting for the First Time

Don’t be tempted to pay a deposit or sign a tenancy agreement until you have seen the property. If you are signing a tenancy agreement check if you want to live in the property for the time period stated on the agreement, check for early break clauses. Make sure you have correct contact details for the landlord. If you chose to leave the property early you may lose your deposit.

Deposits

The landlord should only retain the deposit or part of it to cover any damage to the property beyond normal wear and tear. The tenant should take pictures of the property before they move out as evidence of the condition they left the property in.

Rents

There are different rules depending on whether the property is in a Rent Pressure Zone or not. A Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ)  is an area where rents cannot be increased by more than general inflation. At the beginning of a new tenancy in a RPZ, a landlord is required to provide the tenant, in writing, with the amount of rent that was last set. For a tenancy not located in a Rent Pressure Zones a landlord may increase the rent in line with market value once every two years.

For anyone needing information, advice or have an advocacy issue, you can call a member of the local Citizens Information team in Kerry on 0761 07 7860. The offices are staffed from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, email tralee@citinfo.ie or log on to www.citizensinformation.ie for further information.

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