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Murder of Jo Jo Dullard

The Gardaí at Kildare Garda Station are investigating the Murder of twenty one year old Jo Jo Dullard who is missing since Friday 9 November 1995.  On 19 October 2020 the Garda announced that the case has been upgraded to that of murder.

Jo Jo left her home in Callan, Co. Kilkenny at 8.30am on the morning of the 9 November to travel by bus to Dublin to collect her final social welfare payment from the Harold’s Cross post office before starting her new job.

She met some friends just off Grafton Street and stayed with them all afternoon. When she decided to go home to Callan she got at Busarus Station at approximately 10pm. She missed the bus to Callan so she boarded the Kildare bus instead and arrived in Naas at around 10.50pm. 

Jo Jo hitched a lift from a motorist in Naas who dropped her off in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, near the edge of the motorway. At around 11.15pm Jo Jo hitched another lift from here and was dropped off at Moone Village, Kildare at 11.35pm.

Jo Jo called her friend from a phone box at Moone, Co Kildare and explained that she missed her bus and was going to hitch her way home. She interrupted the conversation briefly when she indicated to her friend that ‘’ she just got a lift’’. This is the last sighting of Jo Jo.

Josephine Dullard, known as Jo Jo, was born in Callan, Co Kilkenny on the 25 January 1974, she would be forty six years old. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her disappearance. She has not been heard of or seen since this night.


  • It has been twenty five years since Jo Jo disappeared, Gardaí are hoping that with the passing of time someone will come forward with information that may help the investigation.
  • Gardaí would like to ensure viewers that anyone coming forward with information will be treated in a sensitive manner.
  • Did you give lifts to hitchhikers at the time of Jo Jo’s disappearance? Do you have information that may assist the investigation?
  • Jo Jo had a walkman with her on the night of her disappearance. Do you recognise it?  
  • JoJo’s family are seeking closure, can you help them?

Gardaí at Kildare Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 527 730

Murder of  Jo Jo Dullard