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Bull in Edward Street, 1918

Bull in Edward Street, 1918

The following report of a bull causing havoc on Edward Street in 1918 comes from the Limerick Leader – 21 August 1918

Bull Causes Panic

About five o’clock on yesterday evening a bull broke loose in Edward-street, Limerick, and caused no small amount of panic in that thoroughfare. He charged wildly in different directions and several had narrow escapes, getting into safety by rushing into houses in the locality. One woman had a particularly narrow escape, as had also several children and others who were about at the time.

A number of persons who carried the task of bringing the animal to stop had to beat a hasty retreat. Eventually the infuriated beat, considerably exhausted after his protracted escaped, ran into Limekiln-lane, near the Edward-street Barracks, and here his mad scamper came to an end.

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Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick's Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

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