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

Apr 11, 2018

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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. 


Featured image by youngoggo/Getty Images.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.