Nine horses seized in Limerick as council clampdown continues

David Hurley


David Hurley


Nine horses seized in Limerick as council clampdown continues

Nine horses were seized at Barry Field this Tuesday

NINE horses have been seized from a field on the outskirts of Limerick city.

The six female and three male horses were seized during an operation at Barry’s Field, Southill this Tuesday morning.

It’s understood gardai provided assistance during the operation which was led by Limerick City and County Council.

According to the local authority, it is not known who owns the horses which include two yearlings and which range in age up to four.

The seizure of the nine horses brings to 18 the number of horses seized in the city so far in February.

Four horses (three female, one male) were seized at Cosgrave Park, Moyross on February 2, while another female horse was seized on the Dock Road on the same date.

Separately, two male horses were seized at Alandale Orchard, South Circular Road on Monday while two more male horses were seized at John Carew Park on the same date.

There were a number of further horse seizures last month as the council clampdown continues.

On January 24, five horses were seized at Groody Roundabout during the morning rush hour.