Former Bishop’s Palace gutted in Limerick fire

first_img Previous articleMelbourne duo Oh Pep! tour Stadium CakeNext articleLimerick man jailed for threatening to kill Garda detective Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick fire crews battled the blaze for several hoursThe former Bishop’s Palace on the North Circular Road in Limerick before an extensive fire gutted the building overnight on FridayAN INVESTIGATION is underway in Limerick after a suspicious fire caused extensive damage to the former Bishop’s Palace on the North Circular Road late on Thursday night.The landmark property, which was purchased two years ago by Gerry McManus, brother of philanthropist JP McManus, was extensively damaged in the blaze which is thought to have begun sometime before 11.30pm.Four units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue, including two appliances, a water tanker and the aerial platform “Bronto”, dealt with the blaze for several hours overnight.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The eight bedroom unoccupied residence, which was built in 1845, was once the residence of Limerick Catholic Bishops before it was left unoccupied for a number of years.Limerick property developer Aidan Brooks originally bought the residence in 2007 for almost €26m.Extensive plans to redevelop the site were shelved as the economic downturn hit.Limerick fire crews battled the blaze for several hours – picture from @LimerickfireIn 2014, the property was offered for sale for €1.1m before Mr McManus bought it for an undisclosed sum.Following Thursday night’s blaze, Mayorstone Gardai are investigating the circumstances and a technical examination will take place to determine the cause of the fire. NewsBreaking newsFormer Bishop’s Palace gutted in Limerick fireBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2016 1850 TAGSBishop’s PalacefeaturedfireGardalimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

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