Garda Searches Underway For Missing Woman On Clare/Galway Border

UPDATE Sunday 18.00: 80-year-old Marie Lynch has been located safe and well.

An Garda Síochána would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance with this matter.

The family of an elderly woman reported missing last evening have appealed for information that might help them locate here.


80-year-old Marie Lynch from Duniry, Loughrea, Co Galway was last seen at around 5.00pm on Saturday after she visited Woodford Garden Centre about six miles from her home.

After leaving the centre, Marie was seen driving away in her red Toyota Corolla (151 D 33499).

While the search is being coordinated from Loughrea Garda station, Gardaí from Clare are also involved in the search.

Marie’s family has appealed for anyone who may have been at or in the area of Woodford Garden Centre at around 5.00pm to contact Gardaí or the family if they saw Marie’s red Toyota Corolla.

A large search is currently underway on the Clare/Galway border and wider areas with family, friends and neighbours of the missing woman searching overnight and this morning. As many as 60 cars are involved in the search.

Gardaí from counties Clare, Galway, Tipperary and Offaly have been asked to watch out for Marie’s car while members of the Civil Defence are on their way to join in the search.

If anyone has seen Marie or her car or has any information about where she might be, they are asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station on (091) 842870; any Garda station or Ger Lynch 087 2604496.