A bride’s marriage ceremony gown was stained with blood after she helped one in every of her company who was thrown from a buggy and injured at her marriage ceremony reception on the elite Kilkea Fortress Lodge in Kildare, the Circuit Civil Courtroom in Naas has heard.

Decide Gerard Griffin awarded graphic designer David Keane €17,500 after listening to how the motive force of the buggy carried out a handbrake-style flip, inflicting an accident during which Mr Keane suffered head, again and knee accidents.

Barrister Tracy Ennis Faherty, instructed by solicitor John Browne of Hussey Fraser, instructed the courtroom that Mr Keane, following the incident on November 4, 2017, was bleeding from the top and had been helped by two bridesmaids, each medical doctors.

Barrister Ennis Faherty, who appeared with John Browne of Hussey Fraser Solicitors, stated her shopper had additionally acquired first assist help from the bride because of which her gown had been broken by bloodstains. The marriage get together was not recognized in courtroom throughout Keane’s €60,000 damages declare in opposition to the lodge homeowners.

Ennis Faherty instructed Decide Griffin that the defendant, Podium Hospitality Ltd, buying and selling as Kilkea Fortress Lodge, had failed to have interaction with Mr Keane’s proceedings regardless of having been contacted on 11 separate events.

Decide Griffin directed that the defendant firm be referred to as in courtroom to determine if any consultant had attended on his behalf. When there was no response the case proceeded as an evaluation of damages within the absence of the defendant.

Damages evaluation

David Keane instructed how the buggy on which he and his spouse had been touring began to extend pace after which the motive force had taken a pointy left. He had been thrown from the buggy and had landed on his head, struggling a concussion and accidents to each his knees and again.

Decide Griffin inspected a scar on Mr Keane’s head. Keane instructed the decide he had been handled by the 2 bridesmaids and likewise helped by the bride. He stated that because of his accidents he had been unable to attend conferences with purchasers.

He had undergone a course of physiotherapy and had carried out an train regime that had been instructed for him. Keane stated he had been unable to play squash for 18 months following the accident however had taken it up once more.

He instructed Ms Ennis Faherty that the lodge had been extraordinarily impolite in the way in which they’d handled the incident. He needed to clear up afterwards and had not been supplied any medical help by the lodge.

Kilkea Fortress Lodge is owned by multi-millionaire American builder Jay Cashman (pictured right here in 1999). File picture: Kieran Clancy

Decide Griffin awarded Mr Keane €17,500 damages along with Circuit Courtroom prices. He stated one would “should search for the scar” with a view to see it on Mr Keane’s head.

The vastly standard Kilkea Fortress Lodge, simply exterior Naas, Co Kildare, relies on a 12th-century Hugh de Lacy citadel and has undergone a serious refurbishment and funding by present proprietor, multi-millionaire American builder Jay Cashman of Boston.

Mr Cashman is an immensely profitable businessman and he was one of many main contractors on the huge Boston tunnel challenge referred to as the ‘Massive Dig’. After refurbishment Kilkea Fortress focused weddings in addition to conferences and occasions markets, amongst others.


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