Tourists injured in Doonbeg collision

Tourists injured in Doonbeg collision


The scene of this afternoon's collision near Doonbeg - © Pat Flynn 2014
The scene of this afternoon’s collision near Doonbeg – © Pat Flynn 2014

Two motorcyclists have been injured, one seriously, in a collision near Doonbeg.

The incident occurred at around 2.45pm at Mountrivers Bridge and also involved a car.

The male and female motorcyclists, part of a group of six from Germany, were travelling towards Doonbeg when a car travelling in the opposite direction collided with them.

It’s understood that the car was carrying American tourists. No one in the car was injured however.

Units of the fire brigade from Kilkee and Kilrush along with ambulances from Ennis and Kilrush responded to the emergency call.

Gardaí closed the N67 on either side of Doonbeg so that emergency crews could deal with the collision.

The injured were taken to University Hospital Limerick. One is understood to have suffered fractures to both legs while the second was also injured but not so seriously.

Gardaí are investigating the cause of the incident.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.


  1. Can clearly see the car’s on the wrong side… Third incident with cars crashing into bikes in Clare this month. Crazy!