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30/07/2021

Large Virgin Mary statue taken from Church - but later recovered by Gardaí

Large Virgin Mary statue taken from Church - but later recovered by Gardaí

An example of a life-size Virgin Mary statue

A large-scale statue of The Virgin Mary was taken from a Church last week. 

The holy figure was removed from St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Thursday last between 5pm and 7pm.

The old statue is a plaster statue approximately 5 feet in height.

A Garda investigation was mounted and enquiries were carried out locally. i

CCTV was also viewed by investigating officers. 

A person was identified and the property was subsequently recovered and returned.

Gardai thanked residents in Mountrath for their co-operation and assistance. 

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