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VIDEO: Bull runs free in Ennis & hospitalises one man

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A bull caused the hospitalisation of one man in Ennis on Thursday morning as he ran along the streets of the county town.

At Clare Marts, the bull took flight and escaped from his pen shortly after ten o’clock in the morning. While attempting to exit the Mart, one man attempted to stall the bull and sustained minor head injuries after colliding with the animal and falling to the ground. The man received treatment at University Hospital Limerick.

From here, the bull then bumped into a van resulting in slight damage and continued straight ahead before taking a right at Madden’s Furniture. A number of people successfully managed to round up the bull at the Dunnes Stores car park.


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An investigation into the incident by the Health and Safety Authority has commenced.

It is not the first time an animal’s venture into town has been documented on video. In 2012, the surprise visit of one cow to an Ennis store was uploaded on YouTube and has been watched over 107,900 times.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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