Renewed appeal for information about unidentified remains found off Leitrim coast

Manorhamilton Gardai have renewed their appeal for information about unidentified remains found off the Leitrim coast in 1986.

The body of a man was discovered on the 1st of May along the coastline at Knockbrack in Tullaghan.

A post mortem was completed but the remains were never formally identified and he was later buried at St. Clare’s Cemetery in Manorhamilton.

The man was thought to be aged between 30 and 50, and was between 5ft 4 and 5ft 7 with two distinctive tattoos – one on each arm.

On the right upper arm there was a green Shamrock while on the right forearm there was a dagger with a red handle in a green scabbard.

On the left upper arm there was a tattoo with two thin rapier like swords with red handles crossed in front of a green heart in the shape of a shield.

While on his left forearm the word EIRE was tattooed in front of a green coloured shape.

When found he was wearing blue jeans, a dark coloured leather belt with a silver buckle, brown shoes and grey socks.

Members of the Missing Persons Unit exhumed his body this year to collect a DNA sample to cross reference against missing persons databases and that work is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station (071) 982 0620, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.