Memorial for tragic Fiona
THE FAMILY and friends of Fiona Sinnott gathered at Kilmore at the weekend for a memorial for the missing Bridgetown woman who disappeared 20 years ago.
Despite thousands of hours of investigations by the gardai and her family and even one inspired by a psychic, no sign has ever been found of Fiona since vanished after leaving Butlers Pub in Broadway on February 8, 1998.
The weekend memorial began with a mass at Kilmore Church followed by 20 roses being thrown into the sea on the Kilmore Quay beach where Fiona and her sister Diane used to play as children. The memorial concluded with a reception reception at the Stella Maris Centre.
The poignant beach ceremony was led by Fiona’s mother Mary, Diane and uncles Joe and Eugene.
‘It was a great day and there was a nice turnout.. we’re hoping now that something will come out of it and somebody will come forward and say something,’ said Diane.
‘It’s really important that we keep Fiona’s memory alive and we will continue to do so until we find her,’ she said.
‘20 years is a long time with no-one saying anything.’
Last year gardai carried out door-to-door enquiries in south Wexford in a continuing probe into the disappearance.
Searches were carried out on possible routes that the then-19-year-old Fiona could have travelled to reach her rented home in Ballyhit, with gardai interviewing people about that they might have seen at around the time she vanished in the hope of uncovering any clues.
Gardai said they still wanted to hear from or about four people who were seen by a passing motorist at Kisha Cross shortly after midnight on the night Fiona disappeared.
‘Anyone who can help with this investigation is asked to contact Wexford Garda Station,’ said Inspector
RIGHT: Family and friends of Fiona (inset) through 20 roses into the sea at Kilmore Quay to symbolise the 20 years the Bridgetown woman has been missing without trace.