Two women injured in separate incidents in Clare

Two women injured in separate incidents in Clare


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Two tourists are recovering in hospital following separate accidents in Co Clare today.

The women had been visiting coastal areas in the North of the county when they both suffered falls.

The first incident occurred at around 1.00pm on walking trail at the Cliffs of Moher. An Italian woman sustained a head injury when she fell while walking between O’Brien’s Tower and Aill Na Searrach.

Rangers from the Cliffs of Moher responded to the call along with the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard and National Ambulance Service.

The woman was recovered from the location and transported to an ambulance before being taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017


At around 7.00pm, the Doolin Coast Guard team was alerted again and requested to respond to an incident near Ballyrean on the coast road between Doolin and Fanore.

An American woman was reported to have suffered a serious leg injury in a fall.

Ambulance paramedics and Coast Guard volunteers travelled to the scene and quickly located the casualty. She was also removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

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.