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The chalice after it was recovered. Garda Press Office

Gardaí recover 'very valuable' 17th Century chalice that was stolen in 1998

The chalice was advertised to be auctioned in Dublin city during the week.

GARDAÍ HAVE RECOVERED a “very valuable” 17th Century chalice that was stolen during a burglary in Ardee town in Co Louth in 1998.

During the same year, the safe the chalice was stolen from was located in Tallaght in Dublin without its contents. The chalice remained unaccounted for until recent days.

The chalice was advertised to be auctioned in Dublin city during the week, and gardaí in Ardee were alerted to the auction and the chalice was seized by gardaí in Dublin.

The chalice was taken back to Ardee where it was positively identified.

Gardaí said they are continuing to investigate all the circumstances of the burglary that occurred in 1998.

Anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of the chalice since 1998 have been asked to contact Ardee Garda station on 041 685 3222, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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