Inquest opens into death of American tourist killed in Gap of Dunloe fall

A man who lost his life in a pony and trap accident in Killarney last April died due to blunt force trauma.

The inquest into the death of Normand Larose from Arizona opened in Killarney Coroner’s Court today.

The inquest into his partner’s death has yet to be heard.

Normand Larose and his partner Rosalyn Joy Few were holidaying in Kerry when they took a pony and trap ride in the Gap of Dunloe on April 9th this year.

The pony and trap the couple were travelling in left the road and ended up around 17 feet down an embankment.

The Coroner’s Court heard 62-year-old Mr Larose fell from the pony and trap onto rocks.

He suffered several injuries including a traumatic brain injury and fractures to the skull.

Coroner Aisling O’Sullivan Quilter told the court the case was being opened to allow the medical death certificate to be issued.

The case was adjourned until a later date.