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Our honeymoon is cancelled after callous robbery

A COUPLE who were enjoying an Irish honeymoon had to return home after all their money was stolen.

Irish-American Lora Murphy and her husband Lars Moeslund were forced to abandon their honeymoon in Clare when all their money and cards were stolen.

The newly-married woman's wallet was stolen from her bag while she was shopping in Ennis last Saturday.

It is understood that up to €1,000 was stolen.

Ms Murphy said she was heartbroken after the couple's trip of a lifetime was brought to an unhappy end just an hour after they arrived in the town.

She said she hopes to be reunited with her dark green wallet and some of the personal items it contained.

"I don't expect to see the money again," she said.

"I would love to get the wallet back but I know there is a very slim chance.

"We had literally no money to do anything, so we had to go home. We brought cash foolishly, as we planned on staying in a bed and breakfast and I didn't know if they take credit cards, so we brought cash for the week."

The wallet also contained her debit card, her Irish driving licence and American driving licence, as well as her one-day-old student card, which she received as a newly enrolled mature student at LIT.

The couple who met on a flight from Seattle to London 14 years ago are currently living in different countries due to work commitments.

The newly-weds chose Ennis for their honeymoon after they fell in love with the town during a trip a few years ago.

"Lars loves that town and believes there is such a good vibe about it," Ms Murphy said.

Lars, a college teacher, lives in Denmark while his wife spends most of her time in Cork, but they plan to reunite and live together next year.


They got married in Denmark in August, but as Lars wished to honeymoon in Ennis they had to wait until he could travel during his mid-term break.

"We wouldn't see each other for a month or six weeks and we had this planned for a very long time because it was our honeymoon," explained Lora.

Ennis Chamber of Commerce is anxious that the couple have good experiences of the town and have offered to provide a mini-break for them.

"We are putting together a small package to restore their faith in the town and welcome them back to Ennis," said Chamber CEO Rita McInerney.