The inquest into the death of US tourist Rosalyn Joy Few, who was killed while on a pony and trap trip last year, opened at the coroner's court in Killarney today.

Ms Few was one of two people killed at the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney, Co Kerry, while on a pony and trap trip during an Easter family holiday last year.

Coroner for south and east Kerry, Aisling Quilter, said a post-mortem examination had found that Ms Few, of Phoenix, Arizona, had died at the Gap of Dunloe on 9 April 2018, of blunt force trauma due to a fall on rocks from a pony and trap, causing traumatic brain injury.

The coroner said she was adjourning the inquest.

Ms Few's partner Normand La Rose, originally from Canada and living in Phoenix, Arizona, was killed in the same incident.

Last August the inquest into the death of Mr La Rose opened in Killarney for the purposes of issuing a death certificate.

His death was also as a result of blunt force trauma causing severe brain injury due to a fall onto rocks from a pony and trap on April 9, 2018, the inquest heard. It too was adjourned.

The couple were on an Easter family holiday with Ms Joy's daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who were travelling in a separate trap.