Missing Galway man’s body found in North Clare

Missing Galway man’s body found in North Clare

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The body discovered in a quarry near the Cliffs of Moher this morning is removed from the scene – © Pat Flynn 2014

Gardaí have confirmed the identity of a man whose body was discovered near the Cliffs of Moher in north Clare this morning.

The body has been formally identified as 41 year old single man Adrian Folan who was last seen last Thursday in Athlone.

 Mr Folan’s body was discovered in a quarry at Kilconnell quarry close to the Cliffs of Moher. It’s believed he was found covered in rocks and slabs of stone.

The scene is located about 100 metres inland from the Cliffs of Moher walking path and about 3 kilometres south of the main viewing platform at the cliffs.

The area was sealed off as part of their investigation into the disappearance of the Galway man.

The Garda Press Office confirmed earlier that a man had been arrested in Galway in connection with the same investigation. A house in Carraroe in Connemara has been sealed off for a technical examination.

A detailed examination of the scene was carried out this afternoon before the body was removed by hearse to University Hospital Limerick where the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy is due to carry out a postmortem examination.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in and around the quarry at Kilconnell, Liscannor, Co. Clare since the 3rd of July 2014 or to any member of the public who may be able to assist with the investigation intothe disappearance of 41 year old Adrian Folan from Athlone on the 3rd July 2014, to contact the Incident Room at Ennistymon Garda Station on 065-7072180, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The scene near the Cliffs of Moher where a body was discovered this morning – © Pat Flynn 2014

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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