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Missing since October 23, 1986 from Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Philip Cairns disappeared from the Rathfarnham section of Dublin in County Dublin about 13:30 while returning to his secondary school after eating lunch at home. It was a fifteen minute walk on Ballyroan Road between his home and school.
His missing bag was found on October 30, 1986 at 19:45, seven days after he went missing in a laneway a few hundred yards from his home. It is known that the bag had been recently placed there because the area where it was found had been previously searched and it had been heavily drizzling that day, but the bag itself was dry.
Out of a total of six book he went missing with, three were missing: a geography book and two books for his religion class.
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Rathfarnham Garda Station in Dublin
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