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Comment #4508461 by Carol Keane

Carol Keane Dec 1st 2015, 10:57 PM #

My parents were involved in the recovery of the body of a man in the early 2000′s (?) in the Shannon Estuary. That man has never been identified. He was given a state burial in Ennis. Another member of the rescue crew entered a competition on Clare FM a short time after to win a headstone. The competition called for people to write their own epitaph. He wrote one for the unidentified man and won. “All you people of Co. Clare, kneel down here and say a prayer, for the man from God knows where”. Very sad to think that there is no name on that headstone.

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20 years ago, a woman's body washed up in Wexford - we still don't know who she is

20 years ago, a woman's body washed up in Wexford - we still don't know who she is

If ever there was a case that clearly shows how Ireland needs to dramatically improve its approach to missing persons, it is the one where the Irish State has lost the skull of an unidentified woman, writes Barry Cummins.


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    Dec 1st 2015, 11:07 PM

    That made me go cold. What a lovely thing to do for someone and a lovely epitaph.Unclaimed bodies always make me feel so terribly sad, lost souls,some never missed and others never found.