Infamous Cork Statues Stolen 7 Years Ago Recovered In Cratloe

Gardaí have released photos of the statues, which were initially stolen in 2011


Four limestone statues stolen from a Castle in Cork over seven years ago have been recovered on land in Co. Clare.

Two statues of eagles, which had been mounted on 10ft high pillars at Miltown Castle in Charleville, together with life size busts of William of Orange and Oliver Cromwell, were stolen on July 18th, 2011, prompting an extensive investigation.


The statues weren’t recovered at the time, but earlier this week a member of the public found four statues near a derelict outhouse on lands near Cratloe and contacted Gardaí, who linked the discovery with the theft in Cork.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about the theft, or who who may have information on how the statues ended up in Cratloe to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450 or your local Garda Station.