Dr Bunbury, the Bishop of Limerick, and his invalid wife experienced a shocking and unprovoked attack on Wednesday evening, while they were traveling by carriage in the direction of Frough, County Clare.
As the couple passed by a blacksmith’s forge, they noticed a group of five men standing outside. Shortly after, when their carriage was about 50 yards ahead, a stone was thrown, presumably by one of the men in the group. The projectile came alarmingly close to Mrs. Bunbury before falling under the carriage wheel. Understandably shaken by the event, the couple hurriedly returned to Limerick, where Dr Bunbury reported the incident to the local police.
The authorities have initiated an investigation into this appalling occurrence, and the search is currently underway to identify the perpetrators responsible for terrorizing the respected bishop and his vulnerable wife. So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the attack.
The incident has triggered widespread indignation among various social classes, who roundly condemn this outrageous deed. The community eagerly awaits the results of the investigation, and justice for the victims of this senseless act of malice.
Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Saturday 06 July 1901