Rescue 117 at the scene.

“The public support and community spirit witnessed over the last few days is something that will stay with us for a very long time,” a spokesperson for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) told The Avondhu this week following the tragic events in the Comeragh Mountains where a woman lost her life over the weekend. 

SEMRA received a call from An Garda Siochana on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3.30pm in relation to a missing walker in the Coumshingaun area, the alarm having been raised by a family member when she was late returning and was not answering her phone.

SEMRA initiated a full team call out to Kilclooney Woods and began searching the immediate area where the walker was last seen. The search continued late into the night and resumed at first light on Monday morning.

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