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Crimecall appeal Bernadette Connolly’s daughter shares last known CCTV footage of her missing mother

"It was a Friday and there would have been a lot of people on the beach even though it was a cold and wet day.”

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Jade Connolly who is appealing for information to help locate her missing mother Bernadette Connolly, pictured on Donabate Strand. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Jade Connolly who is appealing for information to help locate her missing mother Bernadette Connolly, pictured on Donabate Strand. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Jade Connolly who is appealing for information to help locate her missing mother Bernadette Connolly, pictured on Donabate Strand. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Bernadette Connolly’s daughter Jade has shared the last known CCTV footage of her missing mother following an appeal on RTE's Crimecall.

The 45-year-old, from Swords, has not been seen since Friday, January 7th.

Bernadette was last seen when she was dropped by taxi at the car park of the Shoreline Hotel in Donabate and walking towards the entrance to Donabate Beach.

Her case featured on last night’s episode of Crimecall, a monthly RTÉ programme that appeals to the public to help An Garda Síochána solve ongoing investigations.

Sharing a clip of the programme to her Instagram, which included CCTV of her mother’s last known movements, the young woman begged for anyone who may recall seeing a woman with a pink towel on the beach on the day her mother vanished, to reach out to Gardaí.

“Pleading with Malahide residents near Biscayne in particular that have that location in view to check CCTV footage from 12.45. There is also a house that looks like a tower/castle near Malahide car park.”

During the Crimecall appeal, Gardaí released footage showing Bernadette as she exited a taxi at the Shoreline Hotel in Donabate before waving the driver off and proceeding to walk towards the beach.

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Bernadette Connolly, 45, who has been missing from the Swords area of Dublin since Friday January 7 (Garda/PA)

Bernadette Connolly, 45, who has been missing from the Swords area of Dublin since Friday January 7 (Garda/PA)

Bernadette Connolly, 45, who has been missing from the Swords area of Dublin since Friday January 7 (Garda/PA)

Highlighting the case on the programme, Sergeant Fintan Corcoran said: “It's a very difficult case, and Jade is Bernadette's only daughter, they're very distraught, and they're actively looking for any information from members of the public along with Gardaí to see if we can establish the whereabouts of Bernadette."

"Bernadette went missing on the 07/01/2022, she got a taxi to the Shoreline Hotel just at directly the entrance to Donabate beach, and she got out of the taxi and walked towards the beach there.”

"It was a Friday and there would have been a lot of people on the beach even though it was a cold and wet day.”

“It's a very popular beach, people walking their dogs etc, and we can just see Bernadette gets out at the car park of the Shoreline Hotel and waves the taxi off and makes her way to the entrance of the beach.”

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Bernadette Connolly seen on CCTV walking from the car park of the Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, towards the entrance to Donabate beach (An Garda Siochana/PA)

Bernadette Connolly seen on CCTV walking from the car park of the Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, towards the entrance to Donabate beach (An Garda Siochana/PA)

Bernadette Connolly seen on CCTV walking from the car park of the Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, towards the entrance to Donabate beach (An Garda Siochana/PA)

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The missing mum of one then took a photograph of Malahide Bay from the end of Donabate Beach at 12.38pm.

Bernadette’s black coat and handbag, which contained her phone, were found on the beach.

They appealed for anyone who was on the beach that day to come forward.

Bernadette is described as being 5’6” in height, of slim build with hazel eyes, long black hair and a tattoo on her lower back.

When she was last seen she was wearing a black Nike training top with a large white Nike tick logo on the front, black Nike leggings and black trainers with white soles.

She was also wearing a black woolly hat with a black bobble on top. She also may have had a pink or red coloured towel in her possession.

Anyone with any information on Bernadette’s whereabouts are asked to contact Swords Garda Station 016664700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111 or any Garda station.

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