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Granny's House has been stolen from Stradbally ahead of Electric Picnic

The owners say there would be no animosity towards anybody who returned the house.

Image: John Kenny via The Glow Depot

GRANNY’S HOUSE, A popular art installation that features at Electric Picnic, has been stolen.

The yellow and pink coloured house – with an old TV and framed photo of the Pope – has been a favorite of festival goers looking to escape from the madness.

inside_grannys houe Source: John Kenny via The Glow Depot

The house features every year as part of Art Lot – a dedicated space at Electric Picnic that is curated by Dublin art collective The Glow Depot.

The ArtLot Area at Electric Picnic Source: John Kenny via The Glow Depot

John Kenny from The Glow Depot told that Granny’s House “became a sanctuary for people escaping the madness of the festival”.

I think one person last year spent most of the weekend asleep in the armchair.

He explained that they discovered it was stolen last week when they went to pick it up.

It wouldn’t have a huge monetary value but a lot of effort went into it and whoever took it would have needed a trailer and a few people.

granny's house Source: John Kenny via The Glow Depot

Kenny added that there would be no animosity towards anybody who returned the house.

There’s a good chance someone saw it and is using it as a garden shed, there would be no animosity towards that, in fact we would buy them a new garden shed.

“We’d have a laugh about it – we haven’t reported it to the gardaí or anything like that.”

People are being asked to get in touch with The Glow Depot on Facebook if there are any sightings of the house.

Read: Can You Guess Which Year These Acts Played Electric Picnic?>

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