Two US Tourists Killed in Freak Horse-Carriage Accident in Ireland

Apr 11, 2018

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An Arizona couple was killed following a tragic horse-carriage accident on Monday while on vacation in Killarney, Ireland. 

According to local reports, 64-year old Rosalyn Few and 62-year-old Normand Larose from Phoenix, Arizona, were on a carriage ride through Gap of Dunloe in Country Kerry when their carriage fell over a cliff. The carriage reportedly overturned and threw the couple into a rocky ravine about 20 feet deep. The couple was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The couple’s family, Few’s daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, were riding down the Gap of Dunloe in a separate carriage when they came upon the scene shortly after.

The man who was driving the carriage survived the accident and escaped with no injuries, according to the report. The horse trekking the carriage was badly injured from the fall and was later euthanized.

Killarney’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism expressed its sympathies to the couple’s family.

Chamber President Paul O’Neill said: “The Gap of Dunloe is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations, a place that brings joy to tourists the world over, and we are devastated that a visit to it by this couple would end in such tragic circumstances.”

The carriage drivers, also known as pony-and-trap drivers of the Killarney, Co Kerry area, suspended services on Tuesday to hold a prayer service and honor the family. 

H/T IrishTimes.com

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