The people responsible for removing a valuable clock from the wall of Dick Mack’s pub in Dingle, have come forward to apologize for their actions.
It turned up yesterday, not too far from where it was originally taken. The clock, which dates back to the late 1800s, turned up at the back of Curran’s Yard in the town on Tuesday afternoon, having been taken from the pub late on Saturday night. Massive social media coverage of the stolen family heirloom, resulted in those responsible coming forward and owning up to their actions. According to the Dick Mack’s Facebook page, they’ve also agreed to pay for any damage to the timepiece. The clock was originally acquired by Tom McDonnell, grandfather of the current owners, when he worked as Station Master of the Dingle Railway. The McDonnell family have opted not to press charges for the theft, and say they’re happy to draw a line under the incident.
They’ve also thanked locals in Dingle, the staff of Currans Pub and the Gardai for their help.