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Missing Person - Deirdre Jacob


The Gardaí at Newbridge in Co. Kildare are investigating the disappearance of Deirdre Jacob who disappeared back during the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th July 1998.


Deirdre was 18 years old at the time and had recently returned home for the summer following a year spent in Twickenham, England attending a teacher-training course.


On the day she disappeared Deirdre had spent the morning at home. Her mother had called her a number of times from her work place. The last call that was made was just before 1 pm, Deirdre indicated that she was going to Newbridge town. Deirdre then walked from her home at Roseberry, Newbridge to Newbridge Town, about a 20 mins walk.


She arrived at her grandmother’s sweet and toyshop on Main Street at 1.30 pm. Deirdre mad lunch for her grandmother before heading to a local building society and bank. Both are located on Main Street close to her grandmother’s shop.


A few minutes later she made her way to the Post Office where she sent a draft.  Deirdre then dropped into see her Grandmother for a few minutes, telling her she was heading home.


There are number of sightings of Deirdre as she walked home. The last sighting was an as she crossed the road to make her way towards her house at approximately 3pm.


Deirdre’s parents after contacting family and friends reported her disappearance to the Gardaí at Newbridge were a full-scale investigation was launched.


Sergeant Seamus Rothwell was in studio appealing for information on Deirdre’s disappearance. He also made himself available to take calls.



Gardaí at Newbridge Investigating                                                       Telephone 045 431212