Andrew delivers young boy’s Christmas wish

Andrew Kennelly: Praise from the boy’s family

THE father of a young boy whose expensive mountain bike was stolen in Killarney has thanked a local postman who found it on the outskirts of town and ensured it was returned to the overjoyed child in plenty of time for Christmas.

The distinctive Cube mountain bike was taken from the Countess Road area and the young owner was left very upset as well as facing the Christmas holidays without his beloved bike.

Gardai investigating the theft asked to publish an appeal for the public to keep an eye out for the bike and, the very next day, postman Andrew Kennelly rang us to say he had found it not far from town.

The distinctive Cube mountain bike

We put Andrew in touch with gardaí and Garda Sharon Maybury ensured the stolen property was back with its rightful owner, almost faster than it takes to say Happy Christmas.

The young boy’s father has asked to thank Andrew on his family’s behalf and he said his child was “absolutely bowled over” when the popular local postman returned the bike.

“My son had tears when he saw his bike returned. He was devastated when it was stolen but following the post on the Killarney Today, his bike was seen by Andrew,” said the delighted dad.

“My son and I want to thank Andrew his kindness in stopping to pick up the bike. He is a gentleman and we were absolutely thrilled,” he said.

“I also want to thank Garda Sharon Maybury at Killarney Garda Station and Killarney Today, all of whom combined to bring Christmas early to us. It was a fantastic tribute to the power and reach of the website,” the boy’s father added.
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