Kildare Observer. 24. 08. 1889.
Mr. Edmund Fitzgerald, the popular master of the Clonmult Foxhounds, met with a terrible accident on Saturday evening while riding to a funeral. Passing Mr. Naston’s place, Ballynoe, his horse which was walking at the time suddenly shied at seeing colts playing in a field by the roadside. Mr. Fitzgerald was jerked off the saddle, falling sideways, one foot catching in the stirrup. The horse then dashing hind-wards unfortunately kicked him on the head, fracturing his lower jaw and causing other serious cerebal injuries. He was removed subsequently to Mr. Naston’s residence, where he now lies in a most critical condition under the care of Doctors Lawton, Midleton, and Blaquiere, Ballynoe. Widespread sympathy is expressed at the sad occurrence.