Bringing him Home

Bringing him Home
The brother of a Letterkenny man who disappeared 30 years ago hopes to have his remains laid to rest with his late parents.

The brother of a Letterkenny man who disappeared 30 years ago hopes to have his remains laid to rest with his late parents.

An inquest into the death of Noel McGlynn revealed last month that his remains were buried in a Dunfanaghy graveyard for decades without the knowledge of his family.

Noel’s brother Jim now wants his brother’s final resting place to be with his parents who died without knowing the final resting place of their son.

Mr. McGlynn also wants an inquiry into how his body came to be buried in the coastal town after he disappeared from his Letterkenny home.

DNA testing revealed the remains that were washed up on a Dunfanaghy beach days after the disappearance were Noel’s.

This week Mr. McGlynn said that he would be in favour of his brother’s body being exhumed and added that he was hoping for an inquiry into how his brother’s body came to be buried there.

“I would be happy if the body of my brother Noel would be exhumed and buried in Letterkenny. My understanding is that the mystery is not over yet, there will be inquiries as to how my brother ended up being buried there,” he said.