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Murder of Nancy Smyth in Kilkenny on the 11/9/1987

Crimestoppers - Murder of Nancy Smyth in 1987

Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of seventy nine year old Nancy Smyth in 1987.

Nancy’s body was discovered after a fire in her home on Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny in the early hours of the 11th September 1987.  The post mortem revealed that Nancy had been murdered before the fire broke out.

Nancy was dropped home by the owner of the Kilkenny House public house, were she had spent the evening socialising.  At 1am a man was seen standing at the front door of the house arguing with Nancy.  Shortly after 5am the alarm was raised when a passer-by saw smoke coming from Nancy’s house.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information that may assist them in their investigation to come forward.

• If you made a statement to Gardaí in 1987 and have any new information or information that you forgot to include, to contact them now.

Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 056 777 5000