Gardaí bid to identify Kinvara body

Gardaí bid to identify Kinvara body


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Gardaí in Gort have appealed for the public’s help to identify a body discovered in Kinvara on Sunday.

At approximately 8.50pm on Sunday 19th June, Gardaí in Gort received a report that the body of a male was found washed up on the rocks at Aughinish, Kinvara, Co Clare.

On arrival at the scene they located the body of a male. A local doctor was called and he was pronounced dead at 10pm at scene however the body remains unidentified.

A Garda spokes man said: “He is described as between 50 and 70 years, approx. 5’7” in height, reddish hair, receding hair line and blue eyes. His clothing and a number of items found on his person are described  as follows:

· Blue Marks and Spencer Easy Care Pyjama, top & bottom

· Grey Boss V neck Jumper Regular Fit

· Grey Pin Stripe Trousers and Jacket with Irish Action Autism Badge

· Black Belt Brass Buckle

· Pair of Black Mark and Spencers Trouser Braces

· Grey Debonham and Freeman Zip Jacket Size Small to fit size 38 to 96

· White handkerchief with light blue stripes on edges

· Brown Clarke Shoes Size 9 1/2

· 2 Mis-Matched Blue Socks

· Pink toe spacer in Left Shoe

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Gort Garda station 091 636400, the Garda Confidential  Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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.