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Missing Person Barbara Walsh - 22/6/85

Missing Person - Barbara Walsh

Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty-three year old Barbara Walsh from Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway who is missing from her home since 22 June 1985.

Barbara was married and was a mother to six children. She was at home in Carna, with her husband and six young children, ranging in age from 16 years old to just 7 months. There was a small gathering of family and friends in the house and the last sighing of Barbara was in the early hours of the 22 June 1985.

She was never seen or heard from again. An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and remains live and active.

Barbara’s family appealed for information in relation to their Mother’s disappearance after thirty years.


  • Subsequent AGS Investigations have confirmed that Barbara did not emigrate to Australia and a reported sighting of a woman out walking near Carna in the early hours of Sat 22 June 1985 was not Barbara.
  • An Garda Síochána in Galway will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Barbara’s disappearance.
  • Carna is a close-knit Gaeltacht community and AGS believe there are people in that community who may have information that can help the investigation.
  • AGS are hopeful that with that passage of time, people may feel more comfortable sharing whatever information they may have.
  • AGS appealed to the Carna community, and to those who may have lived locally at the time, who may know something - no matter what that information might be, and no matter how small - to please make contact with Gardaí.
  • Do you have information that may assist the investigation? AGS would like to reassure the public that any people who come forward will be treated with care.

Gardaí Salthill Garda Station, tel: (091) 514 720