THE Funeral has taken place in Belfast of disappeared victim Brendan Megraw who was abducted and murdered 36 years ago.
Mr. Megraw, who was 26 when he was abducted by the I.R.A. in the Twinbrook area in 1978, became one of sixteen victims whose bodies remained hidden for years and who became known as the disappeared.
His remains were discovered on October 1 at Oristown Bog in County Meath, and final identification was confirmed in Dublin following DNA tests.
Requiem Mass was held in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Belfast. Mr. Megraw was later buried with his parents in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Glenavy.
After Mr. Megraw’s remains were discovered, his brother Kieran told the BBC: “It’s one of massive relief that after 36 years he has been found and shortly we will be given the opportunity to bring him back home to Belfast and to eventually bury him with his mum and dad and family.”
Mr. Megraw revealed that finding the remains and being able to organise a funeral fulfilled a wish expressed by his late mother Brigid.
During the Funeral, Fr. Aidan Brankin told mourners of how Mrs. Megraw had prayed for Brendan to be found. He said: “She prayed for this day, when Brendan was found and he could have a funeral and be buried in the family grave.
“Unfortunately, she didn’t get to see that prayer answered, but it is answered today. She wasn’t just praying for Brendan. she pray for all those who had been taken.”
View the full details of the Funeral Arrangement for Mr. Brendan Megraw.
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