Jarveys banned from Killarney park in dung row
Jarveys who don't use dung-catching devices for their horses have been banned from Killarney National Park in Kerry.
In a statement this morning, the National Parks and Wildlife Service confirmed that it had taken action to refuse entry to those who don't use the nappy-like device.
It says the roadways in the park are consistently fouled with horse dung and this is a concern on environmental, health and safety, aesthetic and tourism grounds.
The issue has been the source of a long-running row in the tourist town.
Sixty-six horse-drawn jaunting cars currently operate in Killarney National Park and the jarveys have consistently refused to use the dung-catching device, claiming it is unsafe and dangerous.