Annie Mc Carrick
It has long been believed that on the last day she was seen alive Annie McCarrick went to Enniskerry for a walk – however based on the behavioural evidence the Crime in Mind investigative team have come up with some fresh insights indicating that Annie went to Enniskerry for an entirely different purpose…
Annie McCarrick, missing since March 26th, 1993
Origin: Long Island, New York
Height: 5ft 8 inches
- moved to Ireland first in 1990 to study literature in NUI, Maynooth
- returned to Ireland after completing a Masters in America
- worked as a waitress in The Courtyard restaurant in Donnybrook
- shared a flat with two Irish women; Geraldine Delaney and …
- described as very outgoing but shy & also very trusting of people
- Was said to be in slightly “off” form around the time of her disappearance
- Mother was due to visit her only a few days after her disappearance; she had bought tickets for the theatre
Enniskerry village – where the 44 bus goes to click here.
Johnnie Foxe’s pub – Where Annie was reportedly seen by a doorman entering the pub with a man – click here for location.
On Annie’s last day, she was up early and was sitting up in bed knitting when her flatmates stuck their head round the door to say they were off home down the country for the weekend. When asked about her plans for the weekend, Annie said she was thinking about going to Enniskerry for a walk. Annie had also invited some friends over for dinner the following evening. She called a friend to ask her to join her on the walk; however the friend unavailable but Annie carried on with her plan nonetheless. (Enniskerry is approximately 18 km from Sandymount)
Later on that day, Annie was captured on CCTV footage in the AIB in Sandymount, withdrawing money. She did some shopping in the local Quinnsworth supermarket (now Tesco) and dropped it back to the house before getting on the 18 bus up to Ranelagh. Once in Ranelagh Annie boarded the number 44 bus out to Enniskerry at about 3.30pm. This is the final confirmed sighting of Annie McCarrick as one of her co-workers was on the bus. Annie went and sat in the upper saloon & as the co-worker was sitting downstairs and alighting a few stops later, she didn’t stop Annie.
After this there are only reported sightings of Annie to go on. One person came forward to say they thought they had served her in the post office in Enniskerry; although this was never confirmed.
Another sighting was in Johnnie Fox’s pub. Doorman, Sam Doran, came forward after his colleague Paul O’Reilly pointed out Annie’s picture in the paper. Doran described McCarrick as having come to the door of the “Hooley Room” and making to walk through the door without realising there was a £2 cover charge. She was accompanied by a man who was described as wearing a wax jacket. He paid for her and was reportedly paying for her throughout the evening. Annie was never seen leaving the pub and the young man she was with has never come forward.
Following Annie’s disappearance, detectives and gardai conducted extensive searches of the Wicklow Mountains but not one trace of Annie has turned up. This is the one overwhelming common denominator in the cases of the several women who have vanished in the Leinster area since the early 90s; the trail to find each of them is completely cold with no traces of evidence anywhere to be found.