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Gardaí find new leads in Galway woman's mysterious 1985 disappearance

33-year-old Barbara Walsh was reported missing from her home in Carna in June 1985.

Barbara Walsh Barbara Walsh Source: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ HAVE RESUMED active investigations into the mysterious disappearance of Connemara woman Barbara Walsh, three decades ago.

The 33-year-old was reported missing on 29 June 1985, after a party at her home in Rusheenamanagh in Carna.

A Garda statement sent to Sinn Féin Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh, who is from the area, emphasised that “this case has always remained open and was never closed,” but added:

The Chief Superintendent has directed that this particular investigation be reviewed at this time.
As part of this review a number of new lines of enquiry have been generated and a significant amount of information has been gleaned as a result.

Barbara Walsh was married with a young family at the time she went missing, weeks short of her 34th birthday.

In a statement last night, O’Clochartaigh said:

The Walsh family, who I know well, want to find out what happened to their mother.
I would expect that the investigation will be prompt, thorough and might finally bring closure to the family of Barbara Walsh who have been distraught ever since they lost her.

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Gardaí are asking anyone with any information to contact Galway Garda station on 091-538-000, call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or contact any Garda station.

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