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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Patch come home: Twitter to rescue as dog boards Irish Rail train in Kilcock

Deirdre Anglin reunited with patch
Deirdre Anglin reunited with patch
Patch had been missing since yesterday evening

TWITTER came to the rescue of Jack Russell cross Patch today when Irish Rail posted a picture of the dog when he arrived in Dublin from Kilcock.

Patch, who had been missing since yesterday evening, boarded a train at Kilcock, Co Kildare, this morning arriving in Dublin’s Pearse Street at 8am.

When the train stopped, commuters informed staff at the station of the canine passenger which was travelling solo.

Irish Rail then tweeted a picture of patch which was seen by his owner Deirdre Anglin just after 9.30am – it had been retweeted hundreds of times.

The story of Patch's epic journey is now an internet sensation and has even made it onto the Washington Post website.

“It was a good job she showed up as they were getting quite attached to him in the office,” said Irish Rail spokesman Barry Kenny.

Patch has become known as “the dog from Twitter.”

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