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Skeletal Remains in Fanore are those of woman buried at Sea

Gardaí have confirmed that the skeletal remains that washed up on the Fanore coast last month were those of a woman buried at sea in 2016.

Superintendent John Galvin at Ennis Garda Station. Photograph by John Kelly.

Superintendent John Galvin of Kilrush Garda Station said the family of the deceased have been informed and they are no longer investigating the matter.

He said the deceased woman had been buried off the West coast following her death in 2016.

The remains were found by walkers on September 19 last at Poulsallagh in Fanore.

Following a post mortem and DNA analysis the identity of the deceased was established and contact was subsequently made with the family.

 

About Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne is a reporter at The Clare Champion newspaper reporting on news in the East Clare area and the arts. She also covers the courts in County Clare and has received four national awards for this coverage from the Law Society of Ireland. A Masters in journalism graduate of NUI Galway, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Limerick in Music and Media Studies. She began her career interning at The Limerick Leader and Clare FM, before taking up a full time post at The Clare Champion in 2006.

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