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11th Jan 2022

“I need to find her”: Daughter of missing Dublin woman appeals for public’s help

Sarah McKenna Barry

Bernadette Connolly was last seen in the Swords area on Friday.

The daughter of a woman who has gone missing in Dublin has appealed to the public for help in finding her.

Jadericka Connolly has been searching for her mother, 45-year-old Bernadette since Friday 7 January. She went missing in the Swords area.

Bernadette Connolly is described as being 5ft 6′ tall and of a slim build. She has long black hair and hazel eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing a black hat with a bobble, a black and white animal print scarf, black leggings and Nike runners with a distinctive white sole. She was also wearing a black puffer jacket.

Bernadette left Swords Manor last Friday. She was spotted on Swords Main Street at 11:31am. CCTV footage later picked her up at the Shoreline Hotel. She was then spotted on Donabate Beach at 12:38pm.

Her daughter Jade posted a video to Instagram last night, thanking everyone for helping her get the word out about her mother.

She told her followers that she is hoping to “fill in the gaps” between sightings of her mother.

Jade said that she wants to know how her mother got to the various locations, and asked if there were any taxi drivers who spotted Bernadette.

She said: “Can you please reach out to us? Something might come back to you, the slightest bit of information will help and might help us piece the bits together.”

She went on: “My Mam is the most amazing mother in the world. I know that’s very biased. She is there for absolutely everyone and she is my rock. I’m her only daughter.

“I will not rest until I search every part of Donabate, Portmarnock, Malahide, Rush – everywhere in Ireland – I need to find her.”

Anyone who has information on Bernadette’s whereabouts is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.