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Ireland's Missing After 35 years of secrecy, the fate of missing mother Barbara Walsh could finally emerge

Barbara was branded a runaway but her children want answers, writes Catherine Fegan

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Jacqui Walsh whose mother Barbara Walsh went missing 35 years ago this June from Carna Co. Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Jacqui Walsh whose mother Barbara Walsh went missing 35 years ago this June from Carna Co. Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

Missing Barbara Walsh

Missing Barbara Walsh

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Jacqui Walsh whose mother Barbara Walsh went missing 35 years ago this June from Carna Co. Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

SECRETS, even the ones that stay buried for decades, have a curious way of unravelling.

In one rural community in the heart of the Gaeltacht, the disappearance of Barbara Walsh more than 35 years ago was consigned to the annals of history.

Except for an appeal in this newspaper and a report on Raidió na Gaeltachta, the story of the 33-year-old who vanished from her family home barely got any attention at the time.


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