Belfast Telegraph

Madeleine McCann parents make trip back to Donegal

By Greg Harkin

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have made the first family trip to Co Donegal since their daughter went missing.

Gerry and Kate McCann and their twins Sean and Amelie have been enjoying a family break in Dungloe.

The family last travelled to the county at Easter in 2007.

Three weeks later, Maddie went missing from an apartment in Portugal.

Gerry McCann's father John was from the village of St Johnston, where the family owned a pub. Maddie posed for pictures outside the premises during the April 2007 holiday.

Mr McCann also has a large number of relatives in the Dungloe area.

The family have rented a cottage there and are said to have been overwhelmed by the warm reception during their trip.

"People here know Gerry and Kate well and we're just letting him get on with their holiday without any fuss," said one local resident last night. "They're one of us."

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