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Tragic Accident at Limerick Docks Claims Life of Local Seaman

In a sombre incident last week, Limerick Docks became the scene of a tragic accident resulting in the untimely death of a local seaman. Patrick Mahoney, a seasoned dockworker, met his demise while engaged in the unloading operations aboard the barque Clangalbraith.

Mahoney, known among his peers for his diligent work ethic and jovial spirit, was performing his duties when he tragically fell into the hold of the vessel. Despite immediate response efforts by his colleagues and emergency services, Mahoney’s injuries were fatal.

The Clangalbraith, a barque renowned for its extensive travels and significant contributions to Limerick’s maritime commerce, was docked for routine unloading when the accident occurred. The vessel’s crew and dockworkers are deeply shaken by the event, highlighting the inherent risks associated with dockside and seafaring professions.

In the wake of the tragedy, the local community has come together to mourn the loss of one of their own. Mahoney, a Limerick native, is survived by his family, who have been longstanding members of the community. His contribution to the docks and the void left by his passing are felt deeply by those who knew him.

Authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. Safety protocols and measures at the docks are under review to prevent such incidents in the future. The maritime community in Limerick, while accustomed to the perils of their trade, has been reminded of the importance of vigilance and safety in their daily operations.

As Limerick mourns, tributes pour in for Mahoney, a man remembered not just for his work but for his contribution to the fabric of the community. This tragic event has cast a shadow over the docks, prompting a collective reflection on the safety and well-being of those who work at the heart of Limerick’s maritime industry.

Weekly Freeman’s Journal – Saturday 14 August 1915

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