Missing since 1991 from Fermoy - Sheila and Conor Dwyer. (Picture: An Garda Siochana)

Gardaí have renewed their appeal to the public for information on the whereabouts of Conor and Sheila Dwyer, as the 30th anniversary of the Fermoy couple’s disappearance approaches. 

The Dwyers were last seen on April 30th, 1991, when they attended a funeral in St Patrick’s Church in the town.

The couple, who were in their 60s and had two adult sons, Conor and Gerry, lived on Chapel Hill. They were reported missing 23 days after they were last seen on the steps of St Patrick’s by a neighbour.

No clothes or personal effects were missing from the Dwyers’ home but their car, a distinctive white Toyota Cressida, remains missing to this day.

Mr Dwyer had been working as a chauffeur for German millionaire Fritz Wolff, who owned Castlelyons House at the time and frequently holidayed there. Another German connection came when a sighting of the couple in that country was reported in 1993.

It was one amongst numerous sightings reported, in Dublin, Waterford and even in Lourdes in France. However, none of the sightings ever led to a solid lead for investigators.


Gardaí have now renewed their appeal to the public for any information relating to the Dwyers, and specifically any sightings of their car, which they believe could be a key element in the historic case.

Anyone who may have any information into their disappearance is asked to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025-82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.