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Missing law graduate was staying at hostel in West


Missing: Caitriona Horan

Missing: Caitriona Horan

Missing: Caitriona Horan

THE search for missing Trinity College law graduate Caitriona Horan (below) was concentrated on Co Clare last night after staff at a hostel identified her from her photograph in the Irish Independent yesterday.

Caitriona left the hostel in Ennis by midday on Sunday and gardai think she may now be staying in one of the county's traditional music hotspots.

She used her Trinity student card to identify herself when she booked into the Rowan Tree hostel in the centre of the town and after staff alerted the gardai yesterday morning her sister, Sinead, travelled to Ennis where she confirmed Caitriona had stayed there after studying CCTV camera footage.

The 22-year-old graduate had not been seen since Friday morning after meeting her former boyfriend, who is a trainee teacher.

Caitriona's family are concerned for her welfare and have appealed to her to make contact.

Garda Supt Jim Keegan made a special plea to followers of traditional music to be on the lookout for Caitriona, particularly in counties Clare and Galway.

Meanwhile, a six-hour search of the dock area of Arklow harbour by garda divers yesterday found no trace of a 60-year-old man who has been missing for two and a half days, writes Mark Kennedy.

Shay Prendergast, Knockmore, Wexford Road, Arklow, has not been seen since 7pm on Saturday. He was described as being 5ft 10ins, medium build with blue eyes.

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