18 Aug 2022

Virgin Mary statue robbed in Laois

Virgin Mary statue robbed in Laois

Virgin Mary statue robbed in Laois

A statue of The Virgin Mary was stolen from a Laois church last week and following a garda investigation with help from local people it has been returned. 

The old plaster statue was life-size at around 5 ft high. 

It was taken from St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Thursday, June 13 between 5 pm and 7 pm.

Following a Garda investigation and enquiries locally in conjunction with viewing CCTV a person was identified and the property was recovered and returned.

Gardaí have thanked the people in Mountrath for their cooperation. 


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