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Antique clock returned to Dingle bar after being stolen by stag party

The timepiece was returned to the bar after a social media campaign.

Image: Dick Mack's Pub

AN ANTIQUE CLOCK has been returned to a bar in Dingle, after being stolen by a stag party.

The original railway clock was taken on Saturday night and caused a social media storm after Dick Mack’s Pub posted news of the theft on their Facebook page.

The item dates back to 1900 and is a family heirloom estimated to be worth between €1,000 and €5,000.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Finn Mac Donnell – nephew of owner Oliver – said that the social media campaign had helped have it returned.

dick macs pub Source: Facebook

“It went pretty viral pretty quickly,” he said.

We were given a lot of information from a people who were out in Dingle on the night. Through this we found out where they [the group who took the clock] were from and where they were booked into. 

The clock was last seen in Curran’s Pub, another family-owned bar around 200 metres away from Dick Mack’s, at around 10pm on Saturday. 

The clock was spotted a day later by a local near to an antique’s yard also owned by Curran’s Pub.

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After being handed over to gardaí it was returned to Dick Mack’s yesterday.

Finn Mac Donnell went on to confirm that the person responsible for taking the clock had been in contact with the pub and, after making a big apology, had promised to pay for the damage done to the timepiece.

H/T Daily Edge 

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