Tuesday 12 December 2017

Irish woman buys Joe Dolan's (old, unattached) hip bone on eBay, hopes to flog it

Maggie Keating with Joe Dolan's hip
Maggie Keating with Joe Dolan's hip

An Irish woman who bought Joe Dolan's hip bone on eBay for a whopping €690 is looking for a new buyer.

Maggie Keating (39) from Mitchelstown in Cork, is one of the late singer's greatest fans and told Mark Prendeville on Red FM that she has been since she was 17.

“My mother followed him from her dancing days so his music would have always been on in the house when I was growing up," she said.

“I went to my first concert of his when I was 17 and from around 1995 we would have been very friendly, I met him loads.

“He was very down to earth and would have always come over to chat.”

Maggie also has a suit of Joe's which her sister in law Bridget bought in aid of Daffodil Day. 

When Podge & Rodge show convinced JOe to sell his old hip, aftera  hip replacement, for Autusim Action, Maggie was on it.

She bought the hip, signed by Joe, for €690 on eBay.  When he died in 2007 she took comfort from watching it on display in her house.

“It was always nice to look up and see it, it was on display in my house but then some people would pretend to bite it as a joke or throw it to the dog so I wrapped it up and put it away in case it would break," she said.

Now Maggie wants to sell it but no body parts can be sold on eBay these days.  Red FM are helping her to find a buyer.

“I don’t know how much it would even be worth but I have had my joy from it and now maybe it would be time for someone else to, if I could get the right money for it," she said.

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