Gardaí investigate the cause of death of a horse found on outskirts of Kilkenny City

Veterinary examination has taken place

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a horse found on the outskirts of the city on Saturday.

Gardaí attended the scene at Kilcreene and a veterinary examination has taken place.

Gardaí are awaiting the results of the examination to establish if any offences under animal cruelty legislation have been committed.

"We continue to adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards animal cruelty," added a senior garda spokesman.