KILFINANE MAN KILLED IN HORRIFIC FARM ACCIDENT
A Kilfinane man in his early 60s suffered fatal injuries when his coat became entangled in the power shaft of a tractor on this Wednesday morning .
Named locally as Paddy Hennessy, the 62-year-old dairy farmer was agitating slurry along with a local agricultural contractor when the horrific accident occurred at his farm in Ballinanima.
It is reported a string attached to a raincoat that he was wearing became accidently caught up in the power drive of the tractor. It is understood that Mr Hennessy suffered a severe hand injury and lost a lot of blood but managed to make his way some distance towards his own house before collapsing and dying at the scene.
An active member of the local community, Paddy was especially well known for his herd of pure bred Ayrshire cows, one of the few of its kind in the country. He was an avid chess enthusiast and supported the local GAA teams.
A brother of the local well known Kilfinane tractor dealer, Jimmy Hennessy, the deceased is survived by his wife Alice and four sons, Thomas, Padraig, Mark and Brendan.
Funeral arrangements had not been confirmed as time of going to press. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife and family on their sad loss.
Thursday 6th November 6:17pm