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Ukrainians volunteer to keep Killarney tidy

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By Sean Moriarty Volunteers from Killarney Tidy Towns welcomed nine Ukrainian refugees to their crew on Monday night.

This week marked the third week that the volunteer crew were on the streets of Killarney, giving their time freely to make the town look its best ahead of judging in the annual Tidy Towns Competition. Killarney took a gold medal last year but it is 2011 since the town last won the overall title. Johnny Maguire of the Killarney Tidy Towns committee said he was pleased to see volunteer numbers growing. Last Monday 33 people put their hands up to clear litter or paint fences on the Hans Liebherr Road. The newcomers included nine Ukrainians and an Irish-American couple who have recently re-located to the area. In a random act of kindness Kieran Culloty of the Reeks Centra offered free tea and treats when the crew were finished their evening’s work after he saw the team in action. “It is the whole psychological thing of doing something for your community,” Johnny told the Killarney Advertiser. “And people get to know each other and make new friends. It was while over the cup of tea at the finish that we really got to hear the back stories of the people there.” The group will meet again at 6pm on Monday night at Lidl car park. Johnny would also like to encourage residents' groups who want to set up cleaning operations in their estate. He can be contacted on 085 8722546.

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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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