The unsolved mysteries of the dark and lonely Dublin Mountains
THE mountains south and south-west of Dublin have a dark record. Over the past years they have come to be regarded by many people as a place where women meet grisly deaths.
Experienced detectives also mention that most of the killings and disappearances have happened at night - in the dead of winter when the hills are empty of traffic and local people are asleep in their beds. So, as the long, dark winter nights close in, the gardai are urging people to be extra-vigilant.
Several of the high-profile disappearances, such as that of Kilkenny woman Jo Jo Dullard and American student Annie McCarrick, remain unsolved. Other cases resulted in the grisly discovery of a dead body. Yet others involved a brutal attack in which the attacker was interrupted and the victim managed to escape with her life.