Video by Jannet Walsh
From Murdock, Minn.
Video shot Jan. 29 to Feb. 8, 2014
This is a guided tour by jaunting car, a traditional horse dawn carriage, by Martin McCarthy of Killarney, Ireland. McCarthy is called a jarvey, a jaunting car driver. He gives visitors guided tours in the Killarney National Park, area lakes, Muckross House and more, sharing history and folklore in the traditional Irish taxi.
The jaunting car is pulled by Jessie, a gelding Gypsy Vanner Horse. McCarthy also operates a bed and breakfast at his home called Shepherds Lodge. The commute to work is easy as he keeps his horses at his home and drives his jaunting car to Killarney's jaunting car center where tourists can take a ride or can also be picked up at their hotels.
Family photographs are included of my Irish family, originating from Killarney.
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