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Body & Soul 2018 – Directions and Driving Tips!

Posted on June 20, 2018

Body & Soul 2018 Summer Solstice Weekend, 22nd – 24th June, 2018 at Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath, Ireland What’s worse than driving to a festival and getting a flat tyre? The possibility of driving home from a festival and getting a flat tyre! There are always a few poor souls seen on the journey to and from festivals parked up waiting for help or frustratedly trying to change a tyre. KennCo are here to help with some tips and directions for...

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend; Travel Tips and Weather Warnings

Posted on March 16, 2018

How to travel to the parade The St. Patrick's Day parade 2018 will be in the City Centre, starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Are you are planning to travel into the parade this year? We advise that you plan your route to and from the city. Some road closures are expected to impact traffic and parking within the city. For this reason, we advise you to leave the car at home if you are going into the city. We...

Tips to Protect Your Home From Snow

Posted on February 27, 2018

Luckily in Ireland, we don't see heavy snow showers very often except maybe an odd day of snow during the winter months which usually results in nothing more than a lot of people discussing the weather. But occasionally we are hit with heavy snow storms or wintry conditions, so it's important to know how to react appropriately.  Salt Stock up with salt before the snow is due to arrive. Spread salt on pathways and steps around you home to reduce...

7 Ways to Make Moving Home Easier

Posted on February 20, 2018

Finding the right home for your needs, arranging finance and transferring all of your possessions can mean that moving home can be a stressful time. But there are ways to make it easier... Pack Essentials Separately Pack essentials such as your kettle, milk, snacks, toilet paper, cutlery or medication separately. Once you've brought all of your belongings to your new home, the last thing you want is to have to search through dozens of boxes to find your kettle to...

Create Your Own Emergency Car Kit

Posted on January 29, 2018

If your car unexpectedly breaks down, it's important that you have the appropriate equipment to get your car back on the road as safely and quickly as possible. Many auto stores around Ireland now sell compact emergency car kits. But if you want to make sure that you're fully covered in the event of an breakdown or accident, it might be worth putting together your own kit.  Here's a list of items that you can include in your emergency car...

Child Safety on Driveways

Posted on January 22, 2018

Reversing your Car on Driveways The majority of child fatalities in Ireland occur in built up areas. One area in particular where many injuries or fatalities occur is on residential driveways. Most accidents on driveways occur where the driver is reversing and is unable to see a child behind the car. Reversing a car on a driveway can be difficult due to it being on a sloped or narrow surface.  Tips for Driveway Safety Walk around the back of the...

Tips To Protect Your Home From A Burglary

Posted on January 19, 2018

A burglary in your own home can be a frightening and frustrating time for you and your family. The loss of your possessions and goods is not the only negative impact of a burglary in your home. It can also leave you feeling vulnerable and frightened that it will happen again. But there are ways that you can reduce your chances of being burgled.  Don't Store Your Spare Key Outside  No matter how good you think your hiding place is,...

Downsizing Your Home

Posted on January 16, 2018

Why downsizing your home is a good idea Whether you're looking to cut down on utility bills, move to a smaller home or receive additional income from a property sale, downsizing your home may be an option for you. Many home owners decide to downsize their home when their children move out or when they want a house that requires less maintenance as they get older. Downsizing your home will usually have a positive impact on your finances. Utility bills will be...

How To Pet Proof Your Home

Posted on January 4, 2018

Pet Proof Your Home to Keep Your House Clean and Your Pet Safe If you're welcoming a new pet into your home, it's important that you take the necessary steps to pet-proof your home before they arrive. As you can expect, some pets require more home proofing than others. Unsurprisingly, bringing home a new goldfish, for example, shouldn't require as half as much preparation compared to a new puppy. Today we're going to focus on the most two common house...

Tips for Driving Your Car in Low Sunlight

Posted on December 5, 2017

Low sunlight or glare can be a dangerous hazard when driving your car.  Drivers have a lot more to contend with on Irish roads during the winter months as there's an increase in the likelihood of ice, snow or wet road conditions. But there's another hazard on Irish roads that results in hundreds of accidents every year that may not spring to mind: low sunlight. Glare from low sunlight can dramatically reduce visibility. We've compiled a list of ways to...