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Thursday 17 April 2014

Ger and 'Peig' rescue locals

Ger Hogan and Peg who brought so many local people to safety on his sulky in  St Mary's Park, Limerick. Photo: Eamon Ward
Ger Hogan and Peg who brought so many local people to safety on his sulky in St Mary's Park, Limerick. Photo: Eamon Ward

HE has a horse outside and people have never been so happy to see them.

Ger Hogan (57) has been hailed a hero after he and his horse 'Peg' (pictured) rescued more than 200 people whose homes were devastated by floods.

The father-of-seven from St Ita's Road in St Mary's Park, Co Limerick, even brought one elderly woman to the doctor on his road cart pulled by his faithful nag.

Although not affected by floods himself, Ger worked tirelessly from 9am on Saturday until about 8.30pm that evening.

When everybody had been evacuated he continued helping out delivering sandbags.

"I was delighted to help. Sure they're all my neighbours and I wanted to do something," he told the Irish Independent.

Irish Independent

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