Missing Margaret 'Mags' Berry chatted with an acquaintance hours before disappearance
Missing Margaret (Mags) Berry chatted with an acquaintance hours before she disappeared, according to a close friend.
The search for the missing 35-year-old is now focused in and around the eastern part of Galway City.
Ms Berry has been missing for more than a week now, and, according to new information, was last spotted speaking to someone in the Ballybane area last Wednesday.
“We have it on good authority that Mags bumped into and chatted with an acquaintance in the Ballybane area on Wednesday evening at about 5pm,” said a friend of the missing woman.
“We are now focusing the majority of search on that side of the city.”
Members of the public and local businesses that may have seen her or have CCTV footage taken on February 3 are being encouraged to contact the local Garda station.
The search for Mags as been ongoing since she was first reported missing after disappearing while walking towards Renmore Road.
Described as 5 foot 3 with red/black hair, she was spotted in the Salthill area, near Grattan Court, at around 4 pm, dressed in black with a hat and possibly a purple scarf.
Those involved with efforts to find Mags have been meeting daily at noon outside the Galway Garda Station on Mill Street.
Anyone who has seen Mags or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Mill Street Garda station in Galway on 091-538000 or the Garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666111.
A Facebook appeal launched 24 hours after Mags was first reported missing has garnered more than a 2,000 followers and has been updated daily with details of search operations for anyone who may wish to assist in the search.