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Happy ending: 'Patch' the dog reunited with owner after train journey

The dog boarded the 6.49am train from Kilcock in Kildare this morning and ended up at Pearse Station in Dublin where he was reunited with his owner.

Deirdre reunited with her dog this morning
Deirdre reunited with her dog this morning
Image: Irish Rail via Twitter

IRISH RAIL HAS managed to reunite the lost dog which boarded a train in Kildare this morning with its owner.

The dog, named ‘Patch’ but which staff at Pearse Station in Dublin had named ‘Checker’, was reunited with his owner Deirdre Anglin this morning after she saw a photo of him posted to the Irish Rail Twitter account.

The dog had travelled on the 6.49am train from Kilcock this morning and ended up at the Dublin station.

Just over half-an-hour after the tweet was sent out, Deirdre contacted the rail company and was reunited with the dog at their offices in Pearse Station.

“He went missing yesterday evening. We noticed he was gone around 4 or 5pm,” she told TheJournal.ie this morning as she took a train back to Kilcock with the dog.

“This morning we did the usual social network thing, putting photos on Facebook and Twitter and then I saw the tweet from Irish Rail at around 9.30 so I went straight down for him”.

Deirdre, who works as a fund accountant in Dublin, said staff at the train station were “amazing”, adding: “They were sad to see him go”.

Speaking while on the train home with the dog she noted that Patch was on his second train of the day.

“He’s a bit nervous now so I’d say he’s had his fill of trains and won’t be going on them again,” she added.

Earlier: Is this your dog? Irish Rail appeals to owner of lost dog found on train

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