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Search For Thurles Man John Dunne, Stood Down Following Discovery Of Body.

John Dunne, R.I.P.

The Thurles community is greatly saddened this evening on hearing the news that earlier today the search for Mr John Dunne was stood down.
Same followed the discovery of Mr Dunne’s body at the back of Lough Cummeenapeasta, Co. Kerry near steep ground, around Knocknapeasta (Hill of the serpent/monster).

Mr Dunne, a married father of one; head chef at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles and aged 61 years, was a resident of Saint John’s Park, (Dublin Rd), Wrensborough, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
He was reported missing on Wednesday last, with the alarm raised at approximately 11:00pm, when Mr Dunne failed to return to his Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Sadly, his body was located this morning following an extensive ground and air search, by members of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team.

It was following media reports featuring his photograph, that rescuers were contacted last night by separate walking parties, latter who had spotted Mr Dunne on his travels at different times on Carrauntoohil and Cnoc na Toinne. Thus same information enabled rescuers to narrow the search to the eastern Reeks area.

A lover of nature and a keen gardener; Mr Dunne visited this area of Co. Kerry three or four times each year with his friend and was very familiar with this hilly walking terrain.

In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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