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Popemobile used by John Paul II up for hire for stag parties, hen nights in Ireland

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 06:50 hrs

A Popemobile that was used for John Paul II's historic tour of Ireland in 1979 is now up for hire for 250 euros per hour.

The yellow Ford Transit van, which was specially adapted for the papal visit, has been given a 60,000 euro makeover by Paddy Dunning, an Irish businessman.

It came into his possession after he acquired the Dublin Wax Museum several years ago, where the unusual vehicle had been languishing, the Telegraph reports.

The van has 15 seats in total and was made in Cork by Ford.

Dunning said that the van will be available not just for raucous hen nights and stag parties, but for charity and sporting events and corporate functions.

"We will be selective about who we rent it out to," The Irish Times quoted him, as saying.

According to the paper, Dunning would also like to see it transformed from Popemobile to "Hopemobile" and taken on a tour of Ireland that would highlight people's ways of dealing with the country's deep recession. (ANI)




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