Stolen Tractor And Trailer Recovered 200km From Home In Clare

Photo © Pat Flynn

A stolen tractor and trailer worth up to €80,000 have been recovered in West Clare – some 200km from where they were taken in Laois.

The Massey Ferguson 6480 and a 20ft Broughan grain trailer were stolen from a farmyard near Mountmellick in Co. Laois on January 12th.

They were spotted on CCTV in Birdhill, in Tipperary, that same night.


A joint operation between the Laois and Clare Garda divisions led to the discovery of the trailer in the Kildysart area last week – while subsequent investigations led to the tractor being found in a lock-up in Lisseycasey this week.

They have been taken into Garda possession and identified as the stolen machines – a Garda investigation is continuing.