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LIMERICK CHRISTMAS MERRIMENT INTERRUPTED AS WINDOWS SMASHED

LIMERICK, WEDNESDAY – In the quiet early hours of this morning, Limerick experienced an unfortunate incident that marred the festive spirit of Christmas. The incident occurred shortly after the joyous ringing of church bells marked the commencement of the holiday season. As the majority of the city’s residents had retired for the night, the tranquillity was shattered when vandals targeted the County Club, shattering large glass windows with stones, resulting in an estimated £20 in damages.

The incident unfolded around one o’clock, catching the city by surprise and casting a shadow over the seasonal celebrations. Authorities have condemned the destructive actions, but as of now, no arrests or leads have been reported in connection to the incident.

The County Club, known for its contribution to the local community, became the unfortunate focal point of the attack. The motivation behind the act remains unclear, as the community grapples with the unexpected act of vandalism during a time traditionally associated with joy and togetherness.

Local residents expressed their disappointment and concern, emphasizing that such actions are not reflective of the community’s values. Limerick, renowned for its warm hospitality and festive spirit, is now faced with a sombre aftermath that challenges the traditional sense of security associated with the holiday season.

City officials are collabourating with law enforcement to swiftly investigate the incident and apprehend those responsible. Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The hope is that justice will be served, and the community can resume its celebrations without fear of further disruptions.

Business owners and community leaders are rallying together to repair the damages promptly, reinforcing the resilience and unity that characterizes Limerick. Despite this setback, the city remains determined to uphold its reputation as a welcoming and vibrant community, especially during the festive period.

As residents come to terms with this unfortunate incident, there is a shared commitment to ensuring that the actions of a few individuals do not overshadow the true spirit of Christmas in Limerick. The incident serves as a reminder to remain vigilant and supportive of one another, fostering a sense of community that transcends isolated acts of vandalism.

In the face of adversity, Limerick remains resilient, with the community joining hands to overcome this unexpected challenge and restore the festive atmosphere that defines the holiday season in this picturesque Irish city.

Dublin Daily Express – Thursday 26 December 1912