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Woman gets gold ring back after dropping it into ballot box

A witness at the Mayo count centre this afternoon said she was “damn delighted” to get it back.

Not the actual ring - we imagine she's glued it to her finger by now.
Not the actual ring - we imagine she's glued it to her finger by now.
Image: Royal Claddagh via Flickr

A WOMAN IN Mayo who accidentally dropped a gold Claddagh ring into a ballot box when she voted yesterday finally got it back this afternoon.

Noreen Brennan said the ring came off her finger as she shoved her voting papers into the box and she told staff about it straight away.

A witness at the count centre in Castlebar this afternoon told that the woman was “damn delighted” to have the ring returned to her. ”With the smile on her face she was very glad to get it back,” they said. reports that the ring was inherited from the woman’s late mother and she told them she was “so relieved” to get it back.

“I would have been devastated to lose it permanently,” she said.

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