Her disappearance remains one of the unsolved mysteries about a number of missing women during the 1990s
March 19 2023
by Áine Ryan
''How Annie McCarrick’s vinyl collection was stashed in the attic of our family home is somewhat a matter of speculation. Not because we didn’t know this beautiful young American woman who has been missing since Friday, March 26th, 1993. She failed to return to her Sandymount flat after taking a bus to the Wicklow Mountains on that afternoon and, as a result, her disappearance remains one of the unsolved mysteries about a number of missing women during the 1990s.
Annie was our baby brother Dermot’s girlfriend during the late 1980s and early 1990s.''
''Her dad, John, had visited me on Clare Island with an Irish priest friend during the summer of 1989. He was full of pride about his only child’s decision to move to Ireland to study and embrace her cultural roots and legacy.
It is hard to reconcile the big boyish man with a booming New York twang, who I met that day, with the broken man who died in 2009 after the years of fruitless searching and heartbreak he endured after his daughter disappeared off the face of the earth.''
''Our sister Eithne adds to that observation by Dermot: “He used to say, ‘Put Annie in Long Island or New York and she was so street smart, but bring her to Ireland and it was as if it became the land of the leprechauns and she was so very trusting’.”
This disappearance of Annie McCarrick is one of Ireland's most infamous missing person's cases, it stunned the population of Ireland. How was it that a beautiful, vibrant, and intelligent young Am...