Bog Slide in Anaholty, County Limerick Halted Just in Time to Avoid Disaster

A potential disaster was averted after a bog slide in Anaholty, County Limerick, was stopped in its tracks. Thanks to the quick response and favorable weather conditions, the further damage was prevented following the bog’s movement on Friday. The bog had moved several hundred yards from the countryside until it was halted at a public roadside where extensive cuttings had been made for fuel. The moving mass had covered about two hundred yards of land, reaching twelve feet deep and rising to a height of nine feet over the road. If the mass had been large enough to pass over the road and onto the adjoining countryside, the consequences would have been disastrous.

Gloucester Citizen¬†–¬†Monday 19 November 1900

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