Help me find my sister Nollaig

By Shelley Marsden

THE sister of a devoutly religious Fermanagh woman who has been missing since last May wants her to get in touch.

Nollaig O’Connor, from Enniskillen, stopped all contact with her loved ones after going travelling and now her family are hoping that somebody will be able to tell them where she is.

The 37-year-old, a keen musician, is thought to have been spotted by police on CCTV footage in Cornwall on May 31, 2013 but there have been no sightings of her since. A distinguishing feature which people may remember seeing is a light white cross which is tattooed in the middle of her forehead.

Nollaig’s family said they were deeply concerned for her well-being. It is believed she had previously been diagnosed with a mental health illness.

Her sister Nuala O’Connor made a recent appeal for information on Facebook in which she wrote: “Nollaig decided to go travelling last May. She has broken contact with all the family, and has made no contact this Christmas (for seven months now). This is very uncharacteristic for Nollaig.

“She is a talented musician, plays violin, guitar, whistles and keyboard. She loves to busk and play in churches. She is very religious. I would appreciate if you could post this in the hope that someone might have come across Nollaig on their travels.”

In another post, Nuala wrote: “We don’t know if Nollaig is in the UK, Ireland, wider Europe, or whatever, so don’t limit your shadings or posts, think needle in haystack guys and please keep posting and sharing.

“Nollaig is a great woman with such great potential and we love her and just need to know she is safe.”

Though the post has been spread extensively on social networks, Nuala has heard nothing about her sister’s whereabouts.

Nuala told the Irish World: “We have still had no contact.  We have had stories written about my sister in several local papers, and I am hoping that you can help get the photo of Nollaig out there even more in the UK.

“Someone reading this just might have come across Nollaig on their travels. We really have no idea where she is.”

Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FindNollaig. Anyone with information on Nollaig O’Connor should contact the Irish World newspaper on 0208 453 7805.



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