Archives - October 1982
OCTOBER is here and that is the time for the rats to move in. This was the complaint of John Prendergast, of Caherbreagh, two miles from Tralee, who has been providing his own refuse collection- both for himself and his neighbours for the last six months.
"Since last April I have called to the Sanitary Department of the Kerry County Council four times and have got no satisfaction from them." he said. "The official called to Caherbreagh twice and said he would see what could be done. But we have been waiting six months and nothing has been done."
John Prendergast took it on himself to provide a refuse collection for his neighbours in Caherbreagh by donkey and cart. He brought the refuse to a central point, but the County Council, he says, did nothing about collecting the refuse. Now, he fears about what will happen when the rats move in.
An official of Sanitary Department, Kerry County Council, said "There is no possibility of extending the Tralee Sanitary Service as we do not have the money."
Mr Prendergast has another problem: he has no fresh water supply to his bungalow.
"All I have is rainwater which I collect in a 3,000 gallon concentrate tank," he said. "Most of my neighbours in Caherbreagh have their own water supply from their own pumps and wells."
Mr Prendergast said he had been told that a water supply would be provided when the Killarney main was connected with Caherbreagh.
"That was promised a good long time ago, but noting has materialised yet," he said.