A bride’s wedding dress was stained with blood after she helped one of her guests who was thrown from a buggy and injured at her wedding reception at Kilkea Castle Hotel in Kildare, the Circuit Civil Court has heard.
Judge Gerard Griffin awarded graphic designer David Keane €17,500 after hearing how the driver of the buggy performed a handbrake-style turn, causing an accident in which Mr Keane suffered head, back and knee injuries.
Barrister Tracy Ennis Faherty, instructed by solicitor John Browne of Hussey Fraser, told the court that Mr Keane, following the incident on November 4, 2017, was bleeding from the head and had been helped by two bridesmaids, both doctors.
Ms Ennis Faherty, who appeared with John Browne of Hussey Fraser Solicitors, said her client had also received first aid assistance from the bride, as a result of which her dress had been damaged by blood stains.
The wedding party was not identified in court during Mr Keane’s €60,000 damages claim against the hotel owners.