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Six valuable paintings stolen from a church in 2013 have been found in Offaly

The paintings, part of a set of 14 Stations of the Cross, were reported stolen almost three years ago.

GARDÁÍ HAVE RECOVERED valuable pieces of art during a planned operation in Edenderry, Co Offaly.

The six oil paintings, part of a set of 14 Stations of the Cross, were reported stolen from the Church of St Peter & St Paul in Kiltullagh, Co Galway in June 2013.

The discovery was made by gardaí who work in Edenderry and Tullamore during a search of wasteland near Edenderry this afternoon.

The paintings were found in good condition and have been removed from the scene to Tullamore garda station for forensic and technical examination.

Here are three of the paintings that were recovered:

Six valuable paintings stolen from a church in 2013 have been found in Offaly
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  • Stations of the Cross

    Source: Garda Press Office
  • Stations of the Cross

    Source: Garda Press Office
  • Stations of the Cross

    Source: Garda Press Office

No one has been arrested, but an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore garda station on 057 9327600, Galway garda station on 091 538000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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