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Ongoing Right-of-Way Dispute in Limerick Escalates as Barricade Blocks Passage to Shannon | Limerick Gazette Archives

Ongoing Right-of-Way Dispute in Limerick Escalates as Barricade Blocks Passage to Shannon

Limerick, Ireland – The simmering right-of-way dispute between Limerick Corporation and Walker’s Distillery has taken an escalated turn, as a barricade was erected across a critical passage leading to the Shannon in Thomondgate. Both parties assert their rights to this thoroughfare, adding fuel to the long-standing feud.

In an attempt to enforce the citizens’ right-of-way, Corporation workmen were dispatched to dismantle the barricade. However, they were met with determined opposition from the forces of Walker’s Distillery, forcing the workmen to retreat.

In a surprising twist, the City Surveyor orchestrated a tactical move, leading Municipal sappers and miners to launch a stealthy operation aimed at catching the Distillery defenders off-guard. This covert manoeuvre nearly succeeded in completing the demolition of the obstruction, but an “alarum without” suddenly sounded, alerting the opposing forces to the rescue mission. The presence of the police on the scene averted an imminent clash but did not diffuse the underlying tension.

A formal protest has been lodged against the Corporation’s actions by Walker’s Distillery, underscoring the high-stakes nature of this right-of-way conflict.

This protracted legal battle between Limerick Corporation and Walker’s Distillery continues to be of local interest. Both parties remain resolute in their claims to the contested passage. The eventual resolution of this dispute is poised to have far-reaching implications, not only for the involved parties but also for the broader community at large. The stakes are high, and the outcome is eagerly anticipated by all those who have been following this gripping saga.

Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 08 August 1902