Colette and her mother Ann pictured with Martin Rowe, the man who found her all those years ago.

Colette Ryan (nee Maher) from Fermoy finally got to meet Martin Rowe in the flesh on the Late Late Show last Friday night. 

44 years ago, Colette went missing as a child in Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Mosney.

She was gone fro 19 hours and it was Martin Rowe, who was on his honeymoon at the time, that found the little 2 year old girl asleep in the long grass just a few yards away from a railway track, miles from the camp. 

Having made contact with Martin about two weeks ago on Facebook, the story which we featured in last week’s edition of The Avondhu, has snowballed into an amazing feel good piece of news, attracting big media names like The Late Late Show and the Sunday World. 

Full story in this week’s Print & Digital Edition