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Murder of Antoinette Smith

Murder of Antoinette Smith

Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating the murder of twenty seven year old Antoinette Smith, whose remains were discovered at Glendoo Mountain, near the Lemass monument close to Glencree/Enniskerry, on the 3rd April 1988.

On Saturday 11th July 1987 Antoinette and a friend attended the David Bowie concert at Slane, Co. Meath. They returned to Dublin by bus, arriving at Parnell Square at around 11pm. They went to the La Mirage Discotheque on Parnell Street. While in the club they met two men that they knew. They joined the men’s company and remained with them until they all left shortly after 2am.

Antoinette’s friend parted company when they left the club. Antoinette remained for some time and spoke to the two men until all three walked the short distance to the taxi rank on O’Connell Street. The men got a taxi to the Ballymun area, while Antoinette continued to walk by the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street towards O’Connell Street Bridge.

Antoinette was subsequently reported missing to Gardaí by her husband. She remained missing for nine months until her remains were discovered on Glendoo Mountains.

Antoinette was a mother of two young children, Lisa who was only 7 years old and Rachel who was 3 years old at the time of their mother’s disappearance. The Crimecall team spoke to Lisa & Rachel who appealed for answers thirty years after the murder of their mother.  


• Gardaí appealed to those who may have information since 1987, or who have come into possession of information in the intervening years to come forward.

• Gardaí urged individuals, who thirty years on, may want to come forward to do so, especially if relationships/associations may have changed over the years.

• Gardaí were anxious to assure the public that they will treat anyone assisting the investigation in a sensitive manner.

Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6665300