Gardaí renew appeal for Limerick man missing for 16 years

Aengus Shanahan was last seen in the city after going for drinks with friends


Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about a Limerick man who has been missing for 16 years.

Aengus Shanahan was last seen on Friday, February 11th, 2000. Better known as “Gussie”, he was an employee of Dell in Castletroy, Limerick.

After finishing work on the day he was last seen, Mr Shanahan went to Coopers bar in St Joseph Street, Limerick with friends.

He was due to stay that night in St Joseph Street but did not do so. It has been established that he left the bar on his own at 10.30pm and walked from there onto Old School House Lane which connects with Barrington Street. That was the last sighting of Mr Shanahan.

As family or friends had not seen or heard from him over that weekend concern grew regarding his whereabouts.

When he did not return to work the following Monday, his family reported him missing.

The youngest in a family of four, Mr Shanahan lived with his parents Bob and Nancy at Ashbrook, Ennis road, Limerick.

He is described as being pale with short fair hair, 150 cm (5ft 10ins), and of thin build. Gardaí are appealing to anyone, particularly taxi drivers in the area, who may have seen Mr Shanahan on the night of Friday, February 11th, 2000, or early the next morning, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.