Two American visitors died in a freak accident involving a jaunting car at the Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry.
They are understood to be from Phoenix, Arizona.
The dead couple werein a group that included the woman’s daughter and son-in-law, and the latter couple’s two children. The party was staying in Killarney town.
The traditional horse and trap in which they were travelling appears to have suddenly left the road and fell around 20ft. The couple died instantly on the rocks. The horse, which was injured in the incident, was put down.
The jarvey driver was not injured, but is believed to be very shaken by the incident.
The two-wheeled vehicle has been in use since Victorian times to ferry tourists from Brandon’s Cottage through the dramatic narrow pass in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks to Kate Kearney’s Cottage.