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A wee problem on the Luas for goat on grand trek to capital

WE have all seen some strange things on the Luas, but a dog and a goat is the last thing anyone would expect.

Nathan Kingerlee (28) used the tram for the last leg of his walk from Kerry to Dublin, which set off two weeks ago.

The trio boarded the Luas at Loughlinstown yesterday heading for their ultimate destination in the Dail.

En route Cara and Lucy went for a well deserved drink of water in St Stephen's Green.

They strolled around the capital where they soaked up some of the best known sights in the city.


"I was going to take them to the Shelbourne for a bucket of water but it looked a bit posh so we went to the park instead," Nathan explained.

"We used to set out early every morning and then take a break at lunch time to give them a rest."

The walk concluded the second leg of the trio's Kerry to Dublin escapade. The three set out from Tipperary a fortnight ago having earlier walked there from Kerry, and taken a break.

The second, 300km leg began at Cahir, Co Tipperary, and they then passed through Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Kilkenny, and then moved on past the Barrow River in Wicklow, Wicklow Way and then spent the last night of their trip in Enniskerry.

Unsurprisingly, travelling with a dog and goat comes with its drawbacks.

Nathan, who runs a holiday adventure company in Kerry -- www.outdoorsireland.com -- revealed that he had struggled to find accommodation suitable for all three of them.

"The nearer we got to Dublin, the harder it was to find a B&B with a big garden and space for a dog and goat, but we managed," he said.

cmcbride@ herald.ie