Hay Barn Fire, Barraghcore, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, July 2005


Fighters tackling the Haybarn Fire in Goresbridge

Thomastown fire-fighters manning a branch

The Graigueanamanagh Fire Brigade led by S.O. Eamon Doyle responded to call for assistance at a Hay Barn fire at Barraghcore, Goresbridge, County Kilkenny last Thursday night, (21st of July) at 11:42 p.m. Support assistance was also requested from Bagnelstown Fire Brigade, County Carlow led by S.O. Michael Cox and from Thomastown Fire Brigade led by S.O. Paddy Heafey.

Some hay and farm machinery were lost due to the fire. A number of fattened lambs also perished due to the fire. The fire was brought under control after a sustained effort by fire-fighters who managed to save approximately 60% of the barn. No injuries were reported on site and operations closed the next day (22nd of July) close to 12 noon. Kilkenny City & County Rostered Senior Fire Officer on-scene was Killian John Hennessy.

Fire Damaged Hay Barn, GoresbridgeHay Barn in Goresbridge Destroyed by Fire

Firefighter mans the Pump during Haybarn Fire, Goresbridge

Des Gannon from Graigueanamanagh Fire and Rescue Service ensuring a good water supply

FireFighters take a break after tackling Hay Barn Fire

From the LHS: Sean Connolly, Damien Dunne, Paul Comerford RSO,Anthony Phelan, Paddy Heafey RSO, Michael Fenlon, Nigel Heafey,Michael Tougher,Eamon Doyle RSO in foreground

[all photos credits to 'KJ Hennessy, Kilkenny Fire & Rescue Service']









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