Iarnród Éireann confirm delays after train strikes "a herd of deer" 2 years ago

Iarnród Éireann confirm delays after train strikes "a herd of deer"

This is very sad.

Iarnród Éireann has confirmed delays on the 16.25 train from Cork to Dublin's Heuston Station after the train struck a herd of deer between Thurles and Limerick Junction.

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The train suffered mechanical damage as a result, but was back up and running 40 minutes later. Sadly, Irish Rail have confirmed that the deer "didn't make it." They have not specified how many deer were in the herd.

The organisation has also warned that all other other Cork, Kerry and Limerick services are operating but are now subject to knock-on delays, following the unfortunate incident. They have also clarified that there me be delays on trains running from Heuston to Cork, as there were deer on both lines.