Overturning of hill walking award a 'welcome application of reality'

The decision taken in the Mr Justice Michael White in the High Court last week to overturn an award of €40,000 to a hill walker who was injured when she tripped on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way has been welcomed by the farming organisations.

The case arouse following a fall on a section on the Wicklow Way that was maintained by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mike Teahan, the Chairman of Kerry ICMSA, looks out over the McGillycuddy Reeks every day from his home near Kilcummin and he is keenly aware of the issues that were presented for farmers and landowners by the initial Circuit Court judgement in this case.


Ballyduff ploughing draws good crowds

The Ballyduff Ploughing Match took place at Quinlan's farm on Sunday and brought the curtain down on the season in Kerry.

"It was a dampish day but there was a grand crowd there watching all through the afternoon. There was a right tight battle for the senior title with son and father Philip and John Healy from Ballyheigue fighting it out with three others and they all finished very close together in the end," Thomas Carroll, the Ballyduff secretary said.