Sunday 21 December 2014

False teeth in Kerry pub lost and found

Published 26/07/2013 | 22:03

CREDIT: Dick Mack's Pub 
Teeth found, original owner sought
CREDIT: Dick Mack's Pub Teeth found, original owner sought

IT has been hailed as the most unusual find ever in the popular tourist haunt Dick Mack’s pub.

Now, a set of false teeth rescued from a flower pot in the busy pub in the heart of Dingle, Co Kerry, have taken up a prominent position in their window.

Manager Finn MacDonnell - a nephew of the well-known owner Oliver MacDonnell - gave the chompers a quick wash before popping them in an empty Guinness glass.

“We are hoping to find out the owner and take a picture of them being reunited,” he said of their strange discovery last Sunday night. “They are the most unusual find - definitely, by a long shot.”

Many passers-by are now calling into the pub to ask about the false teeth - with the sign reading ‘Found owner please apply within’.

The pub also drew attention on the internet, after put an image up on Twitter, stating “These not so pearly whites found in Dick Mack's Courtyard on Sunday night. It's a first!”

“We genuinely found them cleaning up the yard. They were on top of the flower pot. They were lying in there. We gave them a wash and put them in the window,” Finn explained.

“We clean the flower pots every night so they were only in there on Sunday night. We were having a laugh about it after that night. How could you leave them behind?”

Finn runs the pub for his uncle a well-known “character” around Dingle. “We immediately checked with Oliver but it wasn’t him,” he said.

The pub has been bustling with the sunny weather, and the beer garden has proved popular with locals and tourists alike. “With the fine weather we’ve had more Irish people on holiday, followed by American, German and English tourists.”

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