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The puzzling death of a very private couple: a farewell note and a hidden car in the Tipperary tragedy

Locals resent criticism after deaths of husband and wife in their rural Tipperary bungalow went unnoticed

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The scene yesterday where the bodies of the couple were found on Monday in a house near Cloneen, Co Tipperary. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

The scene yesterday where the bodies of the couple were found on Monday in a house near Cloneen, Co Tipperary. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Dylan Vaughan

The scene yesterday where the bodies of the couple were found on Monday in a house near Cloneen, Co Tipperary. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

It was the time spent at home recovering from a recent injury that allowed one neighbour’s thoughts to turn to the puzzling situation at the bungalow next door in south Tipperary.

Local people had been given to believe Nicholas and Hilary Smith had moved away and gone to live in France.


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