A two year old Thurles child has been seriously injured by a horse having been kicked in the head by the animal.
Neighbours, family members and friends have been left shocked by the incident which is being investigated by Gardai. Emergency services attended the scene and the hospital helicopter arrived to convey the injured boy to hospital as a matter of immediate urgency. His condition is described as serious.
The Rosemount estate on the outskirts of Thurles town contains over 200 houses of varying styles, most of which are owner occupied, although quite a few are rented also.
The child’s family are keeping vigil in hospital.