The daughter of missing woman Bernadette Connolly said she was trying to be “optimistic” about finding her mother – saying: “Not knowing would be the worst.”
It’s been four weeks since Bernadette was last seen on Donabate Beach, Dublin on Friday 7 January.
Gardai is investigating the disappearance of the 45-year-old man who was released CCTV footage in a new appeal for information last week.
The mother of one child, from Swords, was last seen as she was taken by a taxi down to the Shoreline hotel parking lot, and headed towards the beach entrance.
Her daughter Jade urged those living in any nearby beach areas – including Skerries, Rush and Malahide – to keep an eye out for clues.
It comes after new CCTV footage from a Malahide’s house showed her on the beach at 12:46 pm, eight minutes after she allegedly took a landscape photo with her cell phone.
Her coat and bag were found near the end of Malahide Beach. She was wearing a black Nike workout shirt, black Nike leggings, black trainers with white soles, and a black beanie when she went missing.
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Speaking on Newstalk, Jade said: “Where is she? Is she on land?
“Is she above water? We are very open about the whole thing… while some items have been found, we also have no evidence that she is under the water. sea.
“You’re trying to be optimistic, but I’m not denying a situation either.
“For me, not knowing would be the worst. If you know, you can try to learn how to grieve for her to come back and give her back what she deserves.
“For all I know, she may have gone with a friend – that this friend knew that all this was going on and that she was missing.
“Was it a tragic accident, the waves were so strong that she pulled her in while she was rowing? There’s too much to think about. All I know is I need to get on with this.”
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Jade is urging anyone taking a walk along the east coast this weekend to keep her mom on their mind.
She said: “Hold on [your] peeling eyes – go straight to Skerries, Bettystown and Drogheda. Please always remember her.”
Meanwhile, the family and gardaí are continuing their efforts – with a poster campaign, a drone search and a boat search underway as part of an effort to find out any information about him. what happened to Bernadette almost a month ago.
Garda Inspector Noleen McKenna recently said: “The Gardener in Swords is continuing to appeal information about Bernadette Connolly, who went missing on January 7, 2022.
“If anyone has any information that can help, please contact the gardai in Swords.”
Anyone with information about Bernadette’s whereabouts is urged to speak to the gardai or contact Swords garda station 01 666 4700.
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