Galbally’s Patsy Dalton is celebrating this week, after he – or, more accurately, Toby the terrier – won a valuable John Deere tractor at a Laois community centre draw on St Patrick’s Day.
It is believed to be the first time a dog has won a tractor in Ireland; he is, however, yet to get his licence before he can drive it away!
The story of the win is perhaps more fortuitous than most raffle wins. Patsy had taken a jeep and a trailer up to Portlaoise for an auction run by Hennessy’s Auctioneers on Monday last week, but realised he left the tax book at home …
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