Gardaí have launched an investigation after a professional huntsman was killed by a stag in recent days.
The incident, involving the male aged in his 40s, occurred at Dunhallow Hunt kennels in north Cork on Tuesday, December 29th.
It is understood the male went to feed the pet stag and was attacked by the animal.
His wife raised the alarm after he did not return home. The father-of-three was found lying unresponsive on the ground at the yard.
Gardaí and the emergency services attended the scene of incident in Liscarroll. The man’s remains were removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
“A man, aged in his 40s, received fatal injuries. The local coroner was notified, and his body was removed to the mortuary in Cork University Hospital.”
The huntsman has since been named locally as 45-year-old Ger Withers. He has been described as a “wonderful, warm man” and “great huntsman”.
Others have described him as a “gifted huntsman” who had a “unique and magic bond with his beloved hounds”.