Innocent Landscapes
by David Farrell

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It was a beautiful late July evening in 1999 when I visited what would be my first 'site', where some three weeks earlier the remains of Brian McKinney (21) and John McClory (17) had been found. After a number of wrong turns and drive bys we located the small laneway that took us past a typical summer evening rural scene with birds singing and cows wandering in fields; a typically (beautiful) 'innocent landscape', tranquil and calm.

On May 20th, 2000 the digs, now in their second phase, were finally suspended: three remains had been located, three closures permitted; for the remaining six families there was a site rather than a spot, a closing rather than a closure.

Danny McIlhone - Ballynultagh, Co. Wicklow 
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Danny McIlhone - Ballynultagh, Co. Wicklow
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Columba McVeigh - Bragan, Co. Monaghan 
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Columba McVeigh - Bragan, Co. Monaghan
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Brian McKinney, John McClory - Colgagh, Co. Louth 
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Eamonn Molloy - Faughart, Co. Louth 
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Eamonn Molloy - Faughart, Co. Louth
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Jean McConville - Templetown, Co. Louth 
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Jean McConville - Templetown, Co. Louth
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Brendan Megraw - Oristown, Co. Meath 
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Brendan Megraw - Oristown, Co. Meath
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Kevin McKee, Seamus Wright - Wilkinstown, Co. Meath 
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Oristown, 2000 
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Oristown, 2000
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Wilkinstown, 2000 
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Wilkinstown, 2000
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Ballynultagh, 2000 
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Ballynultagh, 2000
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Oristown, 2000 
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Oristown, 2000
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Colgagh, 1999 
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Colgagh, 1999
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Oristown, night, 1999 
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Oristown, night, 1999
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Ballynultagh, 1999 
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Ballynultagh, 1999
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Ballynultagh, 2000 
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Ballynultagh, 2000
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