Bog Hotel owner victim of brutal attack

The controversial owner of the Bog Hotel outside Frosses was the victim of an attack in the early hours of last Tuesday morning after being accused of being “a Garda informant”

The controversial owner of the Bog Hotel outside Frosses was the victim of an attack in the early hours of last Tuesday morning after being accused of being “a Garda informant”

Patsy Brogan who has been dominating the national and local media for a number of years because of his relationship with his 30 year old Polish companion, Daria Weiske and his ongoing battle with Donegal Co. Council had his “bar” ransacked and suffered a number of bruises to both his face and body.

Speaking to the Donegal Democrat, Brogan said, “Four lads burst into the bar at about 2.30 am last Tuesday morning just as I was about to close and started throwing things all over the place.

“They were shouting at me and calling me a rat and a snitch - they seemed to think that I was just keeping the place open late so that I could give the Gardai information which is a load of rubbish.

“They hit me over the head with a table and scattered stuff all over the place, As you can see the place is in a total mess.

“I’ll be honest with you, I was terrified, I thought my number was up as I lay on the floor. I am not a young man anymore and I am not just fit for this sort of thing.

Identities

“I know the identities of these people and have passed on the information to the Gardai. The only way to deal with these things is with the law.”

Brogan was at home with Daria in his home when the attack occurred but has revealed that she was so scared that she has left and was afraid to return.

“Daria rang me from Dublin to say that she was taking a flight back to Poland and I am not sure whether she will return or not.

“There are obviously people who have issues with me having a bar here but I am not interested in fighting with anyone.

“All I want is a bit of peace and quiet at this stage of my life. The “Bog Bar” is really just a hobby to me - living out here on a bog on top of the mountain can be a lonely place for someone like myself - the bar provides me with a bit of company and chat.”

Garda comment

A Garda spokesman told the Donegal Democrat that they had received no official complaint in relation to the alleged incident.