Heads turn in Fermoy as Pat rides into town
Castlelyons man Pat Fouhy caused quite a stir in Fermoy last Friday when he arrived for a scheduled court case by horse back. Well known in equine circles, Pat is facing a number of charges as a result of a breakdown in his relationship with Cork Co-operative Marts.
When asked about his unorthodox mode of transport, Pat said he wanted to make a point about the financial hardship placed upon him as a result of a court order banning him from livestock marts operated by Cork Co-operative Marts. The brief hearing, was adjourned until June.
Pat went on to explain that the horse he chose to transport him was a 15-year-old thoroughbred mare called 'Scarlet Rose', which he described as 'a lovely animal'. There was some welcome relief for Pat last Friday when he was granted free legal aid. Pat said he was very grateful to Denis Linehan from Charleville for taking the case. Despite the tribulations he's faced in recent months, Pat believes that when all the facts are laid out, he will be proved right in the end.
Thursday 2nd May 6:26pm