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1 month, 1 week ago, Angela said:
So much time has passed Marty but you are always in my thoughts xx


2 months ago, Friend Forever said:
Marty you are always remembered, always loved, you lit up our little town and our lives. You will never be forgotten. xx


2 months, 2 weeks ago, Judith Thurley said:
I remember Marty as a beautiful person who wouldn't walk past me in the street, always had a look in the pram at Rory and asked how he was doing. He lit up the day. It always felt sunny when I had a wee chat with him. Love and strength to you all. 💚 xo


2 months, 2 weeks ago, Judith Thurley said:
Karen, Drew, Ray, Fiona Suzanne and wee ones, thinking about you all and remembering Marty's beautiful smile. Much love and God bless, Judith, Marian, Orla and Rory 💚 xo


3 months, 3 weeks ago, Thomas said:
Just googled your name there after I seen an old article in the Belfast Telegraph. I've seen your posters in Belfast a few years ago. Hope your found soon Martin. God bless you and your family a chara.


1 year, 4 months ago, louise r said:
still thinking of u xxxxx


2 years ago, Charlotte said:
When I first moved to Belfast I remember seeing your posters everywhere. I still check in every now and again for updates.
Love to your family x


2 years, 2 months ago, louise r said:
just wanted 2 say u r all still in r thoughts xxx


2 years, 10 months ago, Makayla Osborne said:
can i interview you for a project for school


2 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Holywood Advertiser Birthday appeal 2014. See - News - +++ New Holywod Advertiser April 2014.pdf

Thanks,
Bri


3 years ago, Margaret Watton said:
Thinking of you and your family on this your 30th birthday God Bless ♡


3 years ago, Gwennie & Stanley said:
Happy 30th Birthday Martin.


3 years ago, Kj said:
30 today. Always loved and missed. Thinking of you all.xxx


3 years ago, Bri said:
There were several news reports online for Martin’s birthday – see the news tab:

++ New_4_NI_14Mar_2014.pdf
++ New_Irish_News_14Mar_2014.pdf
++ New_The_Journal_14Mar2014.pdf
++ New_UdotTV_14Mar_2014.pdf

Thanks,
Bri


3 years ago, decln said:
I didn't know you but i often think of you and your family. There is nothing worse in life than not knowing. God help your mother and family and i hope you are at peace wherever you are


3 years, 1 month ago, Leo F said:
How my heart weeps every time I think about you now Marty. What a contrast to when I was just a little kid in school, years below you, always thinking how you were ‘the man’. Now I am approaching the same age as you when you were last seen, the unfairness of it all and the potential that lay before you feel’s even more real to me. My heart goes out to everyone who is affected by you not being around. I wish in the future that you reply to this, what a pleasure it was to meet you. PEACE


3 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Holywood Advertiser New Year appeal 2014. See - News - "++ New Holywood Advertiser Jan 2014.pdf"

Thanks,
Bri


3 years, 3 months ago, simeon said:
Still thinking of u all xx


3 years, 5 months ago, Cat said:
I still think of you so often and so so fondly. I really hope one day you will be found. Your mum needs you with her. She is so strong and wonderful but she misses you with all her heart. I hope you will see these messages one day and know how loved you are. My thoughts and prayers with all the Kelly family xxxxx


3 years, 5 months ago, Courteney said:
I am always on the lookout when I am out and about. Hope he is found safe and well, sounds like a lovely guy:)x


3 years, 5 months ago, Laura Whitley said:
Martin is often in my thoughts, he was without doubt one of the nicest young men I had ever met. My heart aches for his family.


3 years, 5 months ago, Louise E. Northern Ireland said:
This is devastating news, read through all the comments, my heart aches and I didn't no Martin. He sounds like a lovely lad. So sad. My heart breaks for his mother,father and all his family, stay strong. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you all my love xxx


3 years, 5 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thinking of all the family this is devastating news


3 years, 5 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
Just thinking about you all x


3 years, 9 months ago, Joanne Dorrian said:
I still think of u and where you are. You are not forgotten by the ppl of Northern Ireland. Hoping and praying for answers for us all one day xxx


3 years, 10 months ago, tabitha said:
hope shall never be lost,,always u will be in our prayers for ur safe return


3 years, 11 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
Just thinking about you and your family Marty . Just wish you could all find some news and therefore peace in your lives xxx


3 years, 12 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Holywood Advertiser Birthday Appeal 2013 and Bangor Spectator Birthday Appeal 2013. See - News - “++ New Holywood Advertiser April 2013.pdf” and “++ New Bangor Spectator 28 Mar 13.pdf”. Thanks,

Bri


4 years, 2 months ago, donna said:
hey marty,i check in from time to time hoping tat one day the appeal to bring u home will all be in ta distance. memories of us on rathlin island all them yrs bk will never b 4gotten,an i hope one day we can share new ones 2gether. all my luv and prayers go out to you and your family,i just hope u decide to come bk into our lives and make us laugh at your unique personality.xx


4 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Holywood Advertiser New Year appeal 2013. See - News - "New Holywood Advertiser Jan 2013.pdf"

Thanks,
Bri


4 years, 2 months ago, Rosa said:
Sending love and hugs to Marty and the whole family. xxx


4 years, 2 months ago, Muriel said:
Thinking of you and your family xox


4 years, 2 months ago, Nigel said:
Marty, I still travel when I can & so you're often thought of. People are always amazed to hear of our great adventure travelling home from Cape Town, over 10 years ago now. As some of my memories fade, I so wish you were around - to remind me of antics forgotten - but much more importantly for your family. Thinking of you all today. N


4 years, 2 months ago, Laura said:
Love and thoughts to Martins family today. Still in my thoughts everyday. Martin we all miss you so much, please come home. Lxxx


4 years, 2 months ago, Laura said:
Love and thoughts to Martins family today. Still in my thoughts everyday. Martin we all miss you so much, please come home. Lxxx


4 years, 2 months ago, Natasha said:
Thinking of you all today xo


4 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Still think of you every day marty


4 years, 2 months ago, jonny mcl said:
Thinking of you always mate.


4 years, 2 months ago, louise regan said:
xoxoxo


4 years, 2 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
Thinking of you and your family at this tough time of year . Love to all x


4 years, 5 months ago, Muriel said:
Just thinking of you, wishing peace for you and your family.


4 years, 5 months ago, Remli said:
Hi Martin,
I thought of you this evening. I still look for you every place I go. I know one day you'll see all of these messages and you will contact your mammy. You'll turn up in the Duck and there'll be a massive homecoming celebration.
I know you will come home, one day, but you will come home.
Remli
x


4 years, 6 months ago, Deborah said:
Hey Karen, was just thinking about Martin and wanted to let you know he will always be in my thoughts. He gave me so many great memories I am so glad that I was lucky enough to meet him and spend time with him. Hope all is well with you and Drew and if you ever want to visit NYC you' re more than welcome to stay with me. Miss you, Debs xoxo


4 years, 6 months ago, Simeon said:
Its been a while since I posted. Still think of Martin often . My thoughts n prayers r with the family. Living in London now x


4 years, 7 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
Karen , I seriously think of you all so often , and too think of Marty everytime I hear of someone going missing . I really wish I could take away your pain as even the thought of how you're feeling is painful for me. I like to think he's in a happy place somewhere , the last time I seen him he was still pretty much a little boy and I have fond memories of his sheer kindness and sweetness :) hugs to you all x


4 years, 7 months ago, Mum said:
Thank you Emma for still looking at this page It is still so hard and getting harder after time Every time a child or adult goes missing my heart goes into pieces All my love to you Emma and family


4 years, 7 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
Just a message to say that everytime I hear of another missing person , like a little girl Tia age 12 is missing today . I just break my heart for the families . I hope you all get some peace and that you're children will be found x


4 years, 8 months ago, Mum said:
Oh Martin it is so hard living without you Everyday I wake up it is so hard not to know were you are I just feel life is over and I just wish I was with you Martin If you just see Caollin now he is just you all over your eyes smile and mischief I love you so much son You are so much missed please come home my love xx


4 years, 9 months ago, Deirdre said:
Just a wee note to Martin's family to let them know that they haven't been forgotten. I think of you often and pray that you get some news of Martin soon. I can only imagine what it is like for you. God bless.


4 years, 11 months ago, sue said:
Hi Marty,I often think about the times we had together in Namibia 2001. You were such a happy boy. I think you were the baby of the group at only 16. Do you remember you and Harriet surfing on the back of the lorry in the desert. You loved to be up to mischief!! Remember the cottage pie on the last night our group cooked? Almost strung you up that night and that was only the venturers! Then yu were going back to put in something worse into the pie. I think I saved your life that night!! But everyone always forgave you because you were you. Then you asked me for a referance for the share centre to be a chef!! Almost chocked to death on that ... but gave you a good one anyway. Remember the oranges and the kangaroo court? Ah those were all such good times wee chum. I still think about you very often and still have photos of some of those days. Come back to us Marty ...the world hadnt had enough of you yet. and is a sadder place without you.


4 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Holywood Advertiser April/Birthday appeal.

Bri.


5 years ago, Emma said:
Was just watching 'this morning' , they were talking about missing people and trying to raise awareness. So heartbreaking . I really hope that one day you'll all find some peace as a family. I just can't bare the thought of not having my boys and I feel devastated for you all. I know this is nothing that hasn't been said a million times, but Marty , if you are reading this somewhere, please please just let everyone know you're ok. Or if you're depressed and hiding away from the pain of facing things, please just know that there is help available and people can get better . Thinking of you all, i hope Marty that you make it home xxxx


5 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Hi Marty I knew you from the pub although we hadnt spoken in a while.I check your site from time to time to see if there is any good news yet.I just cant beleive there is nothing. It breaks my heart to think of the pain your family must be in, i cant even imagine how that must feel. I hope wherever you are that you are ok and hope that one day you may find your way back. xx


5 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
still thinking of you, still missing your smile and friendship. was there ever a photo taken that you weren't happy in? :) Wonder where you are/how you are every day and so much time passes but you stay fresh in memories as though we spoke yesterday. You're missed by so many. xxxxxx


5 years, 1 month ago, Laura G said:
Never forgotten xx


5 years, 1 month ago, cheryl said:
I think of you martin everyday and pray for your safe return,i hope you will all be together again in 2012,thinking of you all xxxxxxx


5 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Holywood Advertiser (Jan 2012) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


5 years, 2 months ago, Nigel said:
Still think of you & your family often, especially at this time of year.


5 years, 2 months ago, Mum said:
My dearest son I miss ou so much. As time goes slowly by heartache does not seem to fade but linger more harder and grows as years go by.Our lives is so very much different without you being with us If only I could change back time six years ago but I have my last memory of you smiling at me with your beautiful big eyes .I will always cherish that I had you as my my son Every moment of time You are our in my thoughts and heart I just hope you are still with us in this life and enjoying yourself but as years go by my hopes of seeing you fades and I can only wish for to see you in my other life to give you all my hugs and kisses. When I see you in my dreams Iam always so happy but when I awake you have gone Please come back to me my wonderful son I love you with all my heart and soul xxx


5 years, 2 months ago, louise regan said:
still think'n about u, the last time i seen u i was walk'n prince ( my granny's dog) u were in a rush,,, as always lol, u stoped me, asked how we were and went on ur way, u were always rush'n here and there, but u always had time to stop and talk, there will always be a place in my heart for u and ur mum, sisters, and friends


5 years, 3 months ago, Emma McCandless-Bell said:
Thinking of you all ! I hope next year brings some news for you all.

Lovely to see you Raymond . And Fiona , your boys are gorgeous x

Happy new year everyone x


5 years, 5 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Holywood Advertiser (October 2011) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


5 years, 6 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Bangor Spectator (8th September 2011) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


5 years, 7 months ago, Karen said:
This is Raymond’s tribute to his son Martin but due to health and family circumstances some of us are not able to attend. However, we are planning to plant a tree beside his best friend Clifford Ford’s bench at the Esplanade, Kinnegar - on Martin’s birthday 14th March. Martin and Clifford were best friends since they were only 2 years old and as there are so many happy memories of our years in Kinnegar we hope to celebrate his birthday amongst family and friends. Thank you everyone for your continuous support and love throughout our loss of Martin. I cannot thank you enough, Karen - Martin’s Mum.


5 years, 7 months ago, liana johnson said:
spoke to your friend on the phone when ringing Halifax Bank...just to let you know your story has touched my heart and i will pray for Marty's safe return x


5 years, 7 months ago, Emma mccandless said:
That's a lovely idea Raymond , I hope everything goes well xxx


5 years, 7 months ago, Raymond Kelly said:
On Sunday the fourth of September at two thirty p.m in Belfast Harbour, there is a bench to be unveiled as a reminder to my son Martin who was last seen there on the first of January 2006. Anyone wishing to attend, shall find the location directly across from pats bar at the edge of the harbour.

many thanks,

Raymond Kelly


5 years, 10 months ago, donna said:
hi martin my name is donna and i was involved in raleigh international wiv u,yrs ago i no bt just wanted to say tat ure always in my prayers an still think about the gd times we had,my prayers also go out to your family an i hope one day ure reunited. xxx


5 years, 11 months ago, Laura G said:
Still thinking of you Marty.

xxx


5 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Holywood Advertiser (April 2011) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


6 years ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Belfast News (17th March 2011) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


6 years ago, StJohn Bowers said:
Dear Fiona, you may not check this site still but I'm hoping that you do? I haven't seen you or Paul for yonks so it would be great if you gave me a shout so we might meet up for a coffee and a natter. I came upon this site trying to find out if there had been any progress in the search for Martin. I only wish I could help. It would be lovely to hear from you, if you get a minute. Give my best to Paul and to your Mum. Best love, StJohn xx (my number, lest you've lost it; ****** number removed ******


6 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Miss you dreadfully Martin, always in my heart and thoughts xxx


6 years, 2 months ago, Gareth Irvine said:
Happy New Year Marty.
2011 is going to be a good one and see many old paths crossed again. Looking forward to seeing you in the Duck for a few. Take care. GI


6 years, 2 months ago, louise regan said:
still thinking about you all aways in our prayers all our love the regan family


6 years, 3 months ago, Remli said:
To all of Marty's family.
Never give up hope.
No matter how long and hard you must search for him never stop. One day he will come home.
My friends child went missing 19yrs ago at the age of 2. She still searches for him. Her name is Kerry Needham, her child's name is Ben.
There was a song released in the early 90's very soon after Ben vanished. the song was called Runaway Train and featured missing people. In each country a different video was made for the people of that country. As a direct result of this music video many families were reunited or at the very least they were contacted by their missing loved one.
Kerry is trying to get the song and video updated and re-released. I think it would be a great idea if Marty's photo was featured in the video too.
The Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001798838206#!/pages/Soul-Asylum-Runaway-Train-to-be-re-released/160626567312648 maybe take a look and perhaps see if it's possible?
I'm not in Ireland anymore but everywhere I go I watch out for Marty. I'm in Australia at the moment and always find myself paying close attention to the backpackers that would be Marty's age or listening out for a Northern accent, just in case.
He will come home. You will hug him again and tell him how much you love him. He will meet his nephews and be an amazing uncle to them.
Your son, your brother, your uncle, your nephew will come home. Never stop believing that.
Remli
x


6 years, 3 months ago, Remli said:
Marty I haven't left you a message in a long while. I still think of you often and look for you wherever I go.
I'm in Australia at the moment but always in the corner of my mind I have an eye out for you.
If you find this site and read all the messages left you will know that your mammy only wants to see you again, to hold you and love you. Please contact her and let her know you're safe, even if you don't return to N. Ireland at least please call her.
Stay safe wherever you are Marty.
Remli
x


6 years, 7 months ago, anonfrog said:
To the Kelly familly,
Still thinking about you all, all my thoughts are with you. A frog.


6 years, 9 months ago, Laura G said:
Still think about Marty. Will never stop.

L xx


6 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Still thinking of you all xx


6 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Auh, Marty - just a wee message to let you know you are always in my heart, the world is missing your beautiful smile and your inspirational spirit. You are truly, truly a blessing to everyone who has the pleasure of knowing you. Bless your family & your beautiful nephews, I can see you in their faces everytime I see them in Holywood. We will never forget you aren't here Marty. I hope there is news soon. All my love. xxx


6 years, 12 months ago, adrian murphy said:
God bless to all the kelly family. Marty is never far from our thoughts. I just hope and pray that someday soon you will get some good news. My heart breaks for you karen every time i see you.Take care and keep fighting


7 years ago, emma mccandless said:
think of you all often, still hopeful for some good news, i just can't even bring myself to think how you feel karen as my heart would just break.

please bring marty home!


7 years ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Bangor Spectator (11th March 10) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


7 years ago, brenda kelly said:
still hoping and praying that you get some closure karen

praying for you all xx


7 years, 1 month ago, WENDI said:


7 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the News Letter (22 December 09) - click on the news tab above to read.

Bri.


7 years, 2 months ago, Laura said:
I can't believe it's been 4 years! I still think about Martin all the time, he was a very old friend and I miss him dearly and everyday. Love and best wished to all of your family. Martin I hope you are safe and I miss you. Lx


7 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Agree with Brenda and Sarah, I hope 2010 can bring closure for the Kelly family but also for the Dorrian family how lovely to see a post from them.

Brenda is right no mother or father would ever give up looking for their son, I don't blame the Kelly#s for continuing to look I would do the same in their shoes.

Good luck and best wishes with the Kelly family

4 years today, I'm thinking of you Marty x


7 years, 2 months ago, brenda kelly said:
Karen and family
Have folowed your plight since marty went missing hoping and praying that he would be found.
The person who left the annonymous message is obviously not a mother as you would know if your child was missig you would search to the ends of the earth looking for them.
a mother will never give up.
Karen you have my admiration i know you have not had good health over the last few years and i wish you well.
if anyone knows the whereabouts of marty please do the right thing and put this lady out of her misery and give the family some closure.if marty is alive and you know were he is help this family to reconnect with him as the torture they are going through of mot knowing must be unbearable


7 years, 2 months ago, john reed said:
wishing you were with the people who love you marty,remembering the good times we all had,love you and miss you from aberdeen


7 years, 2 months ago, Sarah said:
What helps the family cope is what they should continue doing, we have no proof of what happened to Marty anon, what a terribly insensitive post, perhaps that is why you didn't leave your name....

Happy New Year to the Kelly family, best wishes to you Marty wherever you are xx


7 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
This is undoubtedly a sad case, but it is about time for closure as you are torturing yourself with continuous searching whenever Martin had drowned in the River Lagan, and it is time for rememberance, and prayers, not continuous searching for nothing. God Bless.


7 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thinking of u all at this difficult time of year, praying that u will get some news soon, keep strong, love from the dorrian family xxx


7 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thinking of u all at this difficult time of year, praying that u will get some news soon, keep strong, love from the dorrian family xxx


7 years, 3 months ago, Deborah said:
Happy Christmas Marty, love from NYC, miss you xoxo


7 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Bangor Spectator (3 Dec 09)- click on the news tab above to read - PDF format.

Bri.


7 years, 5 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Holywood Advertiser (October 09) - click on the news tab above to read - PDF format.

Bri.


7 years, 5 months ago, Rosa & Joe said:
Marty,

We are sitting here in London and thinking about you.

You come up in our dreams frequently and we think of you all the time.

All our love, Rosa & Joe


7 years, 7 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Article from the Bangor Spectator (27 August 09) - click on the news tab above to read - PDF format.

Bri.


7 years, 7 months ago, Bill Watson said:
I have just been reading the PSNI website and I would like to wish the family of Martin, the very best in there search for him. I can only offer my blessing and remember you all in my prayers.

Mr. Justice Bill Watson


7 years, 8 months ago, Anon said:
Still thinking if you and your family marty, over three years and no news yet, I'm keeping my fingers crossed there's some in future, all my love xx


7 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking of you Marty and hope that wherever you are you are found soon.

All my love to Marty's family also.

Love Laura xx


7 years, 9 months ago, anon said:
still thinking of you marty and the rest of your family


7 years, 10 months ago, Gareth said:
Still on the look out down here in Dublin.

Will never give up or stop looking.


7 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Another article - this time from the Holywood Advertiser (April 09) - 25th Birthday Appeal - click on the news tab above to read – PDF format.

Bri.


7 years, 11 months ago, Patrick (Holywood) said:
I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling over the mysterious disappearance of your treasured son. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and those of my partner at the season of his 25th Birthday.


7 years, 11 months ago, anon said:
still thinking of you all xx


8 years ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Ariticle from the Bangor Spectator (29 March 09) - 25th Birthday Appeal - click on the news tab above to read – PDF format.

Bri.


8 years ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

A new article from the Sunday World (15 March 09) - click on the news tab above to read – PDF format.

Bri.


8 years ago, Nigel said:
Thinking of you Martin around your birthday time. Best wishes to all.


8 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thinking of you marty


8 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
A new year but no new news, still thinking of you all everyday, hope this is the year for a breakthrough!


8 years, 2 months ago, emma L said:
To Karen, Drew and family. you are all in my thoughts over this difficult time.
Love to coco too
xoxoxox


8 years, 2 months ago, Gwennie, Stanley & Family said:
Thinking of you all over the next few days.

Take care

xx


8 years, 2 months ago, louise regan said:
just to let you know we are still thinking about you all and hope that all your prayers are answered in 09


8 years, 3 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you all x


8 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi all. Sorry about the odd bit of spam that slips thru. Take care, Bri x


8 years, 3 months ago, anon said:
Merry Christmas Marty, and the rest of the kelly family


8 years, 3 months ago, sharon diver said:
Hi folks
Coming close to the Christmas season (baa humbug) hope everyone is well and happy we are all well and laughing looking forward to santa & all the wee ones faces I now have a grandson myself called Ozkar
who's 6 months old now don't it make you feel old. Hope you all enjoy Christmas & the New Year as best you all can. Marty COME HOME SOON.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharonxxxx


8 years, 3 months ago, Laura G said:
Still thinking of you Marty and hope there is news soon. I hope you are ok, wherever you are.

Love Laura xxx


8 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Another new article this time from the Bangor Spectator (11th December 08) - click on the news tab above to read – PDF format.

Bri.


8 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

One new article from the Sunday World (7th December 08) - click on the news tab above to read – PDF format.

Bri.


8 years, 4 months ago, shelley said:
hi, im a friend of lisa dorrian i was on her page and martins name came to mind. i had to check if ther was any news...my thoughts are with yous xoxo


8 years, 4 months ago, anon said:
still thinking of you everyday, nearly three years hard to believe, I hope some closure can come soon for everyone


8 years, 5 months ago, Remli said:
Hi Marty,

Its nearly Halloween again! Time for a party at leigh-anne's. I promise there'll be no cactus plants this time!

Really though... Call your mam n let her know you're ok.

Come home soon Marty

Remli
xxxx


8 years, 5 months ago, Remli said:
Karen,
I recently joined the website Facebook. I looked to see if there was a page for Marty but I couldn't find one.
I was wondering if it would be ok to set up an account on Facebook for Marty?
There are so many people all over the world who use this site, if there was a page for Marty maybe one of them might be able to help?

If it would be ok to do this let me know and I'll use the photos and information from this site.

Keep the faith Karen, Marty will come home.

Remli
xx


8 years, 6 months ago, COLETTE said:
I was in tears just now as I read Marty's mother's messages. I hope so much that one day soon, Marty is found safe and well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


8 years, 7 months ago, Debs said:
Hey Karen, hope you're well and everything went good with Suz's wedding. Although I'm still in New York and don't get to speak to everybody that much I'm still always thinking of you all and miss you all a lot. Take care, lots of love, Debs xoxoxo


8 years, 7 months ago, Jane Kemp said:
Please could Martin's mum contact me? I work for That's Life magazine and we are doing an article about psychic Diane Lazarus. I would like to cover Martin's disappearance but of course want you to be happy with what's being said. My number is 020 7241 8368, email jane.kemp@bauer.co.uk. Many thanks. Jane Kemp


8 years, 7 months ago, nicola said:
hi
I think about Marty when ever i pass near where he went missing as I live close to there ..I could never imagine the emptyness..hopefully he`l will return home safe soon..


8 years, 8 months ago, Gareth said:
Still looking out for you in Dublin Marty. Hopefully see you soon.


8 years, 8 months ago, anonymous said:
hey marty,

if ur reading this...you'll come home soon right?
i miss you lots
x x x x


8 years, 8 months ago, Laura G said:
Thinking of you all still. Marty is never forgotten.

Love Laura xxx


8 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
congratulations fiona...3 boys huh, chaos. i hope allis well x


8 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Hi Karen & family
Congratulations on the arrval of your new grandson!!!Well done to Fiona it must be like shelling peas by now you'll soon have a baseball team. Hope everything is going well for you all and hopes & prayers for the safe & speedy return of our favourite boy COME HOME MARTY!!!!
Love & hugs as always
Toot & Sharon


8 years, 9 months ago, Eva said:
Marty id a dream about you the other night, you came home. it was so strange but unbelievably real life. i see your mum and sisters from time to time, fiona has the kids, theyr so cute. your mum appears strong and still has hope in her heart for u. i was chattin to johnny vamp and andera and stefan and the crew the other week. when we get together we all talk about the laughs and the fun times, its almost like your still around, just at work or out in belfast. i still have loads of old school photos of us and r class mates, thers one of me u and shelley baker, we look so daft. it made me laugh tho. i know ill c u again one day, i just hope its in this life and not the next. love,luck and laughter always foru marty. Eva Boyle.


8 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking about you today karen,wishing you and the family all the best and still looking forward to hearing about marty making a safe return, take care of each other, emma and family


8 years, 9 months ago, anon said:
What a truely heartbreaking message karen, best of luck to your entire family, and hopes and prayers for marty to come home

xx


8 years, 9 months ago, Mum said:
Martin where are you my son. I miss and want to hug you so much. At times I think I will never see you alive again and my heart just dies. Some times I dont even want to be here without you it hurts so much but then I look at Caollin and Aidhon and for them and for Fiona and Suzanne I know I have to stay. Caollin has got so much like you Martin its like looking at you. He has the same little temper that you had at his age it makes me laugh. Its makes me happy to be called Granny and I love them both so much. You would as well son. I give you a kiss and hug every night and tell you that I love you so please my son always remember that you are so sorely missed and loved not just by me but from Fiona and Suzanne and Drew so anytime my bird just come home to us I love you Mum xx


8 years, 10 months ago, anon said:
Still thinking of you everyday marty, hope the families doing ok xx


8 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
wishing you all well, i hope so much that martin will be returned home safe and soon. and i hope his family are also taking care of themselves x


8 years, 11 months ago, Michael said:
Hi,i used to work with Martin on the street cafe jobs,he was one of the nicest fella's i have ever met he allways had a smile on his face,my thoughts and prayers are with you all,and pray for the safe return of Martin.Michael.


8 years, 12 months ago, Beth - London said:
I found this web page via the National Missing Persons website. I can't imagine what all Martins family and friends are going through. My thoughts are with you all.
Beth x


8 years, 12 months ago, anon said:
My thoughts are still with the family, in this day and age how anyone can disappear without a trace is beyond me, if someone does know something they need to come forward, how awful your family must be feeling, keep up the good work and something will pull through.

All my love, god bless you marty and your family xx


8 years, 12 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Two new articles, one from Thursday's Spectator (27th Match 08) and from the Sunday World (23rd March 08) - click on the news tab above to read them – PDF format.

Bri.


9 years ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you x


9 years ago, Remli said:
Hi Marty,
Sorry I missed your birthday mate. I'm back in Ireland for the next while..... how bout we grab a pint at the Duck?
Come home safe mate
Remli
x


9 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
belated happy birthday wishes to you marty, and i see your going to be an uncle again so congratulations on that, i hope you can return home soon, its heartbreaking having to read messages from your mum, the pain your family is in is unimaginable, please please please come home soon, your missed more than you will ever know, god bless you xx


9 years ago, Mum said:
Martin this is your third birthday that we have had without you with us I hope that you had a nice one and that your next birthday you will be with us. It does not get any easier but at times harder that you are not here but I know one day we will be together and that is what I live for. Martin you are going to be an uncle again at the end of June so we need you back home with us more than ever. Martin my love there is never a minute of the day that you are not in my thoughts and in my heart and if there is anything I can do for you please please get in contact with me I love you Martin just come home to me xxx Mum


9 years ago, sara robb said:
happy birthday marty. still hoping and preying for your return home. xx


9 years ago, matha said:
happy birthday chum. still thinking about you constantly and unbarably missing you today. karen if you're reading this i'm sending all my love your way and wish i could be with you today.xoxoxoxo


9 years ago, emma mccandless said:
was down at the steiner the other day and it really made me think of you all, as always, hoping for marty's safe return x


9 years ago, Maggie said:
Still watching this site and praying for good news. Karen, I think of you often from Oz, and hope you recieve some news soon. x


9 years, 1 month ago, Martin Kelly said:
As another Martin Kelly I truly hope you find your son. As a father I have no idea what you must be going through. My prayers are with you.


9 years, 1 month ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Folks
just a quick message to say hello and my thoughts and love are with you all. Hoping & praying for Martys safe return very soon.
Love & Hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 1 month ago, jt said:
still watching the site and hoping for some news about your marty. stay strong for each other


9 years, 1 month ago, sim said:
just wondering if there was any news xxx


9 years, 1 month ago, anon said:
I noticed the website wasnt working for a few days last week, was checking everyday to see if there had been any news on the search, i see theres nothing so far, ill keep checking back for news until its posted! xx


9 years, 1 month ago, emma mccandless said:
hi there, any news on the search?


9 years, 1 month ago, Laura said:
I can't believe its been two years. I still think about Martin every day and hes always in my thoughts. Hope this year we can get him home safe and well. I still look at pictures and remember his smile and how many happy memories I have og him. They will never go away. Lxx


9 years, 2 months ago, Laura G said:
Still thinking of you all as the search continues for Marty. He has never and will never be forgotten.

Thinking of you always Marty xxx


9 years, 2 months ago, Stephen (Manchester) said:
I dont know your family but y hopes and wishes are with you all. I have been following Martin going missing from here in Manchester. My thoughts are with you all.

stephen


9 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
excellent news, i hope something comes from this and martys family can finally get some answers after two years or waiting and worrying, best of luck with the search, and so great for the company doing it, well done to alan! xx


9 years, 2 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thanks bri x

we'll be thinking of you all, good luck with the search. well done to alan stringer x


9 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

There was an article in yesterdays Sunday Life (20th Jan) about Martin – Precision Industrial Services has offered to search the drain after a friend of Martin's, Alan Stringer persuaded his boss to get involved. Also included last Sundays article (13th Jan) - click on the news tab above to read them – PDF format.

Bri.


9 years, 2 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi there, was just wandering if there's any news on the storm drain being searched? thinking of you guys as always, love emma, ian and boys x


9 years, 2 months ago, sara robb said:
To Karen and Family,

Still thinking of you today and always.

x


9 years, 2 months ago, Margaret said:
Hoping that 2008 is the year when your dreams become a reality and Marty is home safe and well. Thinking of everyone who is missing and praying for him everyday. Please God send this special young man home to his family. All my love, Margaret in Glasgow.


9 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi Folks,

Last week there were two articles on the Belfast Telegraph website and one on the BBC news website – Click on the news tab above to read them – PDF format.

Bri.


9 years, 2 months ago, anon said:
still think of you everyday and visit this site everyday for news, hard to believe its been two years, hope there is some news soon all my love to the family xx


9 years, 2 months ago, Ange said:
You are always with me in my thoughts and in my heart.
It's hard to believe another year has gone by.
We all miss you
xx


9 years, 2 months ago, Laura G said:
Thinking of you all in the new year. I think about Marty all the time but especially over the last couple of days. My brother is the same age as Marty and I don't know what I would ever do without him. My love and hope go to you all in 2008.

Come home soon Marty. Thinking of you loads.

Love Laura xx


9 years, 2 months ago, Ex Kinnegar in Dublin said:
Happy New Year Marty where ever you are...... you are one in a million.


9 years, 2 months ago, fin said:
As someone who cant even begin to understand how this feels, i hope that you find some kind of strength from the messages on this page.


9 years, 2 months ago, aaron said:
hard to believe its been two years since we were in pats bar having such a laugh mate. still thinking of you from over here in oz.


9 years, 2 months ago, emma mccandless said:
to all of marty's family
been thinking of you guys all day and feel terriby upset for you all, and poor marty wherever he is. i sincerly hope 2008 brings you news of where he is. we never give up hope, i'm sure wherever he is someone is taing care of him as it appears he grew up to be one hell of a lovable guy.
wishing you a happy new year doesn't feel quite right as i'm sure you feel very far from happy... but we do wish you a happy new year and we hope things get easier for you and that you get some peace of mind. and karen...from one mother to another, you are amazing x


9 years, 2 months ago, A childhood friend said:
Its hard to think that you're still gone now Marty and that since you went missing I have thought about you every day, I don't need to say that everyone misses you and wants you back because we all know that already. We all miss you and Cliff every day and it never gets easier it's just different as time passes. I'll never forget your smile Marty. Love forever. xoxo


9 years, 2 months ago, 17 kinnegar road said:
were thinking of you always at 17 kinnegar road


9 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Marty almost two years now, hard to believe, your still missed as always hope you come home soon xx


9 years, 3 months ago, David Yvette Kathy Gabe and families said:
Hi Fiona and Paul and Karen and Drew,

We are sitting here in the living room by the fire thinking of you all during what must be a difficult time for each of you - particularly on this day.

Martin is very much alive in our thoughts and we still see him smiling ear to ear.

I look forward to seeing you again and sharing a wonderful video of Martin's loving tribute to his sister which I captured by the bonfire in August 2002.

Here's hoping you are together enjoying each other's company during this New Year Eve.

We miss you all and look forward to being together again one day soon.

Take care

Love David, Yvette, Kathy and Gabe.


9 years, 3 months ago, Alex McIlwaine said:
I know the whole class is still thinking of you Martin. Hope to see you soon mate.


9 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I hope 2008 bring comfort and peace to Martin and the Kelly Family.


9 years, 3 months ago, anon said:
Merry christmas marty wherever you are xxx


9 years, 3 months ago, Annie & Maurice Walsh said:

Paul & Fiona, thinking of you all, Christmas blessings & good luck for the new year.


9 years, 3 months ago, A said:
my thoughts are with you


9 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Hi Folks
That was me who just left an anon message.
Sorry I pressed the wrong button!
Not a bit like me of course!
Well just thought I would say hello & wish you all a contented Christmas and a happy New Year still with hope in our heart that you get a happy closure to this living hell you have all been going through.
We are spending Christmas at Kevins with Jim & Dennis so things should be interesting!
No cooking for me as we have our own chef but no doubt I'll be doing the washing up.
Cheers for now.
Marty please come home!!!!!
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


9 years, 3 months ago, Laura G said:
I think of Marty all the time and pray that this nightmare will come to an end for his family. I hope you get some news soon.

Love Laura xx


9 years, 3 months ago, sim said:
still havent forgotten you's. think of you everyday. come home marty :) xxx


9 years, 3 months ago, anon said:
nearly two years, i cant believe it, just read the article in the sunday world, i really hope that one way or another you get martin home for christmas one way or another and your family can finally get clossure with what i can only imagine to be two years full of hell, godbless you all and good luck xx


9 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi Folks,

The Sunday World ran an article on Martin yesterday (9th Dec) – Click on the news tab above to read it – PDF format.

Bri.


9 years, 3 months ago, emma mcc said:
we'll be thinking of you this christmas and new year and we really hope you get some news . love always, emma , ian, alex and the new addition kian xxx


9 years, 3 months ago, anon said:
Hope we here some news soon,merry christmas to marty and his family


9 years, 4 months ago, Kathy said:
Thinking just how fast times goes. Hopefully Marty is somewhere safe. Wishing Marty's family friendship and support in the coming months.


9 years, 4 months ago, a mother said:
still watching the site for any news on Marty.Hoping he will be back home soon.Keep strongx


9 years, 4 months ago, emma mcc said:
hope you are all well, stay strong, you never know what christmas will bring. thinking of marty and all the other lost souls out there, may they all find their way home to their loving families. take care, love emma and family x


9 years, 4 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Karen Drew Suzanne Fiona & all the family
Haven't been in touch for a while but still visit the site regularily. Hope you are all keeping well and still keeping the hope alive.
Sara has just done the first part of her 11+ & is quietly confident. Fingers crossed she does ok.
Where ever you are Marty Keep safe, happy and let us know where you are!
Love & hugs as always
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 5 months ago, a mother said:
Still praying you will have some news on Marty.I am sure he is out there somewhere.Be strong


9 years, 5 months ago, Laura G said:
Thinking of you all loads. I hope things are going well and the kids are doing ok. Marty is never far from my thoughts,

Love Laura xx


9 years, 5 months ago, joanne dorrian- lisas sister said:
hi karen, drew and family. I just found myself thinking of martin today and about how u r all coping, so i thought i would come on and leave a message to let you know we all think of you often and still pray for Marty to come home, lots of love from the dorrian family xxxx


9 years, 5 months ago, Marisha said:

Just a quick message to say that Marty is never far from my thoughts, and especially so when im driving through Holywood past the train stop for some reason. I always think of Marty and remember our school days, which dont seem that long ago. Marty was the person that everyone liked, wanted to be like and wanted as a friend.

I havent checked this site for a while but the messages of support continue to emphasise how special and well thought of Marty and his family are, my thoughts are with you all!!

Marty its time to come home!!

All my love and God bless,

Marisha
xx


9 years, 5 months ago, Debs said:
Hi Karen, hope you are well. I've been in the States since August but I'll be home on Thursday (29th) for 11 days and would love to meet up for lunch or a coffee. Although I'm far away I still think about you all a lot. I'll get your number from Suz. Take care, Debs xoxo


9 years, 6 months ago, Vanessa & Ian said:
Having met you, even for a few days, we know you will have plent of friends and people giving you all the support you need, we would like to add ourselves to the list of friends whom you can turn to day or night for support. All our love Vanessa, Ian and family. Keep in touch. X


9 years, 6 months ago, Laura G said:
Still thinking of you all, especially Marty. Never give up hope.

All my love

Laura xxx


9 years, 6 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

I came across an article in the Evening Star (dated 20th August) about missing people that mentions Martin. They also link to the http://www.missingpeople.org.uk website. Click on the news tab above to read it – PDF format.

Bri.


9 years, 6 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you


9 years, 7 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi folks
Lovely to see you on Sunday Karen & Drew hope all is going well with the young'uns & you haven't lost your complete sanity!
Things are good with ourselves and Toot is counting the days till school starts again!
Keep in touch see you soon.
COME HOME MARTY!!!!!!!
Love & Hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 7 months ago, emma mccandless said:


9 years, 8 months ago, Gavin said:
Thinking of you Martin and all the kelly family!! Keep your heads up! Im sure Martin is happy where ever he is! Loved by all!!


9 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hope you are recovering well karen.
was just thinking back to the days when we were all young and things seemed so uncomplicated. you girls out sun bathing with the cooking oil on and wee marty just running around and being so well behaved, he was such a sweet kid, so calm and good natured. anyway i was just thinking about him and thought i'd say hi. i hope some news comes your way soon, my heart really does go out to you all and everyone who's in a similar situation. take care x


9 years, 8 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
hi karen & co
Hope everything is okay!
Just found a neighbour who has a laptop & thought I'd say hello keep your chin up our thoughts are always with you take care love to you all!!!!!
Come Home Marty NOW!!!!
Love & Hugs
Toot & sharon Sara


9 years, 8 months ago, Anon said:
Stay strong, I think about Marty all the time and realy miss him. I still expect to see him about and keep a look out for him wherever I am. Always thinking bout you Marty, xoxo


9 years, 8 months ago, Laura G said:
I think about you all all the time, especially Marty. Never give up hope.

Love Laura xxx


9 years, 8 months ago, maureen mcallister said:
u have been in my thoughts along time and my sister brenda kelly worked with you in tescos. my son who is 18 is called martin and i can only imagine the torment your family is going through. your son is a lovely caring lad and has acheived so much with his life so far and has so much to offer, the world would be a better place with more people like him .i pray he come home and this torture ends.


9 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
just a wee message to say we're thinking of you all. karen i hope you are recovering well. love to you all x


9 years, 8 months ago, anon said:
still think about you everyday marty hope something comes through and your family can find you, best of luck to you and your family for the future xx


9 years, 8 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Karen & co
Hope you are all well & keeping the hope alive. We are all good what with the summer holidays just started & the I'm Bored syndrome set in already. Still visit the site on a regular basis with the hope that there will be good news soon. Keep up your spirits & hopefully everyones prayers will be anwsered.
COME HOME MARTY!!
Love & Hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
yes yes i get that about the maddy situation but if you are the parent of the child it's your child that counts first and then i'm sure you'd think about the general public later. anyhow, done now.
bring marty home!


9 years, 9 months ago, anon said:
i still come on to this site every single day hoping that there is some news on marty, wish the family the best of luck for the future xx


9 years, 9 months ago, A Friend said:
On the subject of Maddy, obviously any person going missing is a tragedy; but also any person is equally vulnerable in this world. The fact that the Maddy story has been glorified by the press so much is wrong and infuriating. The opportunity should have been taken to highlight the case of missing persons in general, rather than make the rest of us feel even more helpless and angry that we can do no more to help in the cases where we have deep personal involvement. A child is as vulnerable to a puddle as an adult to the sea.


9 years, 9 months ago, Simon said:
I Haven't left a message for a while but I felt it may be a good idea to show that the support is still as strong as ever and that Marty is still in my thoughts all the time. On top of that are equal thoughts for Karen and family who are going through so much both mentally, and physically unfortunately...


9 years, 9 months ago, Laura G said:
Still thinking of you all and of Marty as always xxx


9 years, 10 months ago, a holywood well wisher said:
it's always great to see a message posted from karen! i'm sure there are many like me, who still check the site often and who think of the family every day. despite the passing of time, martin and his are still very much in the minds of many. i hope you are all doing ok and good to hear that karen is taking it easy.look after yoursleves.x x


9 years, 10 months ago, KAREN said:
Many thanks once again to you all for visiting the site and wishing us all the best.
I dont know who put the message on from the newspaper but as Emma and Sharon have both said it is not right to judge the McCann family. I feel so heartbroken for Maddys parents. They need all the media attention that they can get as they dont want her name to disappear from the limelight. The media are doing a a brillant job in still hightlighting their case throughtout Europe and I just hope they get her back soon safe and sound in the arms of her parents were she belongs.
I can only say that we did receive a lot of media attention for Martin and when we went over to Scotland, England and Wales they were really helpful. The BBC even followed us down from Blackpool to London for a documentary which was shown highlighting people who go missing.
I know we did not find Martin and my heart breaks every day without him but at least he is now 23years old and he would be able to look after himself but little Maddy is only four. She is only a baby. Iam still not coping now about Martin missing but if it had of happened when he was only three I dont know were I would be.
We will still never give up looking for Martin and hoping that he is out there just not able to come home yet but Martin my love I will always be here for you with my heart filled with love and my arms open for you.
Thank you once again to everybody in Holywood and Mari Jackson for organizing the two concerts as we could not have done the trip to look for Martin. When we were in London I spoke to a lot of homeless people and some with horrible stories but one thing they did say was that they looked out for each other. That did give me comfort as no one could be horrible too Martin with that big smile of his.
Many many thanks once again for visiting and leaving messages I have not been well recently and Iam just resting but I love to know that you care so much for him. xx Thank you from my heart.


9 years, 10 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi folks
Haven't said hello for a while but I do visit the site constantly. My thoughts are always with you and of course with Marty. Just had to write and say well said Emma you put into sensible words all that I have been thinking but was unable to get down sensitively.WELL DONE!!
Hope to see you very soon Karen & family and to Marty please come home or let your mum know that you are safe.
Love & Hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
that message is really quite disturbing and i think a little harsh, yes i see where you are coming from but at the same time when you feel the missing persons charity can't do enough for your child or the police or anybody or anything what do you do? you beg borrow or steal to get your kids name and face out there and if you happen to be as lucky as little maddy's family well good for you. the kelly family raised money to try to find their son and they put it to great use, i don't know maybe i'm picking this up all wrong but all you needed to do was post up a message asking for donations rather that make other people who feel vunerable enough guilty. i truly hope all the missing people get found and i wish all their families luck, but this website is for marty so thats why were here, we wish him found and safe, love to the family x


9 years, 10 months ago, anon said:
I have to say i totally agree with this article that someone has pasted on the site, it sickens me to see how much hard work karen and the rest of the family put into finding marty with no outcome and then seeing the attention that this little girl maddy is recieving when her dissapperance could have been prevented if her parents simply had of watched over her! its a crazy world that wee live in and i really really hope that marty is found soon and the other thousands of missing persons out there, good luck to the kelly family all my love xx


9 years, 10 months ago, ANON said:
AN ARTICLE FROM THE SCOTTISH SUN NEWSPAPER
>A WEEK tomorrow is International Missing Children's Day.
>Let’s pray to whoever brings us strength that the parents of
>Madeleine McCann no longer have to give it a second thought.
>
>But meanwhile, let’s all think on this.
>
>Since their little girl was snatched from a Portuguese apartment on
>May 3, close on 500 young people have gone missing in Britain.
>
>And right now, who in this mawkish, touchy-feely country of ours is
>giving a second thought to THEM?
>
>Where are THEIR fun-runs? Their t-shirts, their posters? When will
>Sky News turn up mob-handed on THEIR doorsteps?
>
>Sure, none of them are four-year-olds taken from under the noses of
>their parents. Granted, many will be junkies or drunks or simply
>stroppy teenagers desperate for attention.
>
>Is that what we’ve become, though?
>
>A nation who’ll only tie a yellow ribbon for the cute ones?
>
>Because right now, that’s what it feels like. No one can physically
>do a damn thing to ease whatever suffering little Maddy’s going
>through; yet everyone wants to make it look as if they can.
>
>Look at the ever-swelling Fighting Fund. It had hit £2.6million at
>the last count and that will be dwarfed now that an official
>collection has begun. But what are we fighting for? Can we buy the
>poor wee soul back? Are we negotiating with whoever has her?
>
>No we can’t and no we’re not.
>
>Yet at the same time, let’s think of a charity called the National
>Missing Persons Helpline. Each year, it helps support more than
>2,000 families driven out of their minds with worry by the
>disappearance of a loved one. Each week, it reunites ten missing
>people with their folks.
>Its annual budget is … £2.5m.
>That makes no sense. In fact, worse than that, it makes this country
>look as shallow as a worm’s grave.
>And the truth is that ever since Diana, that’s exactly what we’ve
>been.
>
>A heart-warming cause, a pretty face, a desperate plea by the
>photogenic – and we’re off, piling flowers ten feet high, placing
>teddy bears and football strips, placing cards with messages written
>with sympathy but without genuine heart.
>We saw it in isolation after Hillsborough in 1989, but it took the
>death of a princess eight years to turn that sense of grief by proxy
>into a national obsession. I was working in London at the time and
>there were days when you feared a kicking for walking down to the
>shops with a smile on your face.
>August 30 1997 was the day when we developed this strange need to be
>seen to care. Yet it’s quite obvious that we DON’T care, not really,
>not when 200 and more of our own – many barely out of childhood -
>vanish into thin air every single week without us turning a hair.
>Listen, whatever it takes to keep up the spirits of the McCanns is
>fine by me. It’s crucial in this hunt that little Maddy remains a
>person, flesh and blood, and not a memory. Whoever has her must see
>her not as something, but someone.
>But imagine being the parent of a teenage runaway right now, of a
>schizophrenic who’s a danger to himself out in the big, bad world.
>Imagine sitting at home, frazzled at the thought of where your
>elderly mum’s been these past two weeks.
>How would you feel, seeing dozens of women linking arms, wearing
>Find Maddy on their chests - even smiling for the cameras – as they
>jog in a sunlit park on a Sunday morning?
>How would you feel, when the JK Rowlings and Wayne Rooneys and Simon
>Cowells were donated thousands and the Ronaldos and Beckhams were
>making emotional telly appeals?
>How would you feel, turning on the box day after day and seeing
>endless coverage of tanned reporters standing in some far-off
>resort, sternly informing the world that nothing continues to
>happen?
>You’d feel sick, that’s how you’d feel. You’d want to run into the
>street and scream at passers-by that YOU’RE grieving, YOU’RE
>suffering, that YOU have a giant hole in your life.
>You’d tear yourself apart wondering what it is that makes your kid
>or parent or grandparent less important than someone else’s in the
>eyes of millions.
>The thing is, those 500 young people who’ve gone missing these past
>14 days are most likely still among us. We could be stepping over
>them in doorways, tut-tutting at them as they pan-handle for spare
>change.
>That’s not how it should be. If we have the amount of energy and
>time and belief and cash that’s come to the surface in aid of one
>tiny person we’d never heard of before May 3, we should surely be
>able to channel at least some of it to those whose whole lives are
>devoted to finding the lost.
>More than 200,000 reports of missing people are made to the police
>each year. Around two-thirds concern under-18s.
>Most turn up when they’re hungry or cold, but 18,500 cases reach the
>National Missing Persons Helpline. Of these, 1,550 were resolved in
>2006 – with nine of ten subjects found alive.
>That, though, still leaves 17,000 people unaccounted for. That’s a
>full house at a Hearts game any given Saturday, all gone.
>
>However, at least one case every month is resolved directly as a
>result of publicity the charity generates. So just think what they
>could do with double, triple, quadruple the income.
>
>Instead, they sit there as frustrated as all those they exist to try
>and help.
>
>All of them left in the shadows by this coast-to-coast hysteria over
>one little girl.
>
>Maddy McCann is precious to her mum and dad, even if they’re facing
>a lifetime of guilt over their decision to trade her safety for a
>quiet night in a tapas bar. They deserve all the help they can get
>as they wait and hope and pray for her safe return.
>
>So too, though, does everyone like them.
>
>At the time of writing, the tot has still not been found. Here’s
>hoping that by the time you read this, the situation is no worse.
>
>Here’s hoping, too, that I’m wrong - and that if she’s still alive,
>the power of mass support really IS enough to force whoever has her
>to see sense.
>
>If so, let’s harness that power and use it to make every day
>International Missing Children’s Day.
>
>Because if we don’t?
>
>Sorry, but it’ll seem from where I’m sitting that we haven’t done it
>for Maddy at all. We’ll have done it to make ourselves feel better.
>
>And that should make us all feel awful.


9 years, 10 months ago, bernie and lee said:
I just came across your website. Marty we are getting married in 5 weeks and were just thinking of u and clifford and can't believe you's will not be there. if you can plese contact yr family. thinking of all of you hope u get some news sn. love bernie & lee


9 years, 10 months ago, marty said:
because i share his name marty kelly i have found this site, i cant imagine how you feel and i hope for good news soon for you youre in my thoughts


9 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
still think of you all often. hope you're all doin ok


9 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Typical of me I didn't mean to leave an anon message.But Karen you must have realised by now that I am not the most computer literate person in the country.
Love and Hugs anyway
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Hi Folks
Havn't left you a message for a long time hope you are all in good health and spirits.Things are great with us all looking forward to the warm heady BBQ days ahead this summer.Hope to see you soon. Love to Marty come home soon PLEASE!!!!Thinkimg of you always.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


9 years, 10 months ago, Emma Forbes said:
Hi karen, Drew, Raymond, Fiona and Suzanne
Just wanted to let you know that we are all still thinking of you. Hope that you are keeping well speak to you soon
Love Emma xx


9 years, 10 months ago, Louise regan said:
I was so sorry to hear about martin hope he comes home soon think about him all the time Love 2 u all


9 years, 10 months ago, Laura G said:

Thinking of you all and especially Marty, as always.

Love Laura xxxx


9 years, 10 months ago, a mother said:
hi still watching the sight and praying you will receive some news of Marty soon. Stay strong and know lots of people are thinking of you and praying for you all.


9 years, 10 months ago, tiffany forde said:
still thinking of marty and hope he comes home soon lots of love to the family xx


9 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
karen it was lovely to see you the other day,i hope everything goes well for you next week and that you start to get well. i'll be thinking of you, and if you want to drop the grand kids up i'll be more than happy to take them to the park ect and give you guys a break.thinking of marty as always. take care all x


9 years, 11 months ago, Emma said:
Just wanted the family Of Martys to know that I am all thinking of them. I was one of the people that was with Marty in Raleigh in Namibia and Capetown, he has touch so many peoples lives, kind and caring. hope he will be back home soon with you all. I'll be watching the site for good news


9 years, 11 months ago, jt said:
keep watching the site hoping you will have had good news about Marty, and praying he will be back with you all soon.Stay strong


9 years, 11 months ago, Kathy Lamont said:
I'm born and bred in Holywood and know how much the impact of Martin's disappearance has had on the town. I want to offer my support and tell Martin's family he his still very much in everyones mine's. Lots of hope and love xx


9 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Hi Folks,

Can across an interview with the psychic Diane Lazarus who mentions coming over to help find Marty. It's in the news section – in PDF format as always.

Just thought I would include it,

Bri


9 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
My thoughts are with you all and hope Marty returns home soon God Bless to your family


9 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


9 years, 11 months ago, David said:
Sorry to hear you lad is still missing, its a very sad time for you i'm sure.

Best wishes
David
(London).


9 years, 11 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

Just added last Sundays newspaper report (Sunday World 8th April 07),

Bri


9 years, 11 months ago, anon said:
still thinking about you every day marty, hope your found soon u deserve to be home with ur family god bless xx


9 years, 11 months ago, Laura G said:

Dear Karen and family,

I know it never gets any easier. I hope you find some strength in the wishes and prayers of people who think of Marty every day.

Marty, never forgotten

Love Laura xxx


9 years, 12 months ago, Gemma B said:
I can't believe so much time has passed and still no news. The website, the friends and family still go on - you're all so strong. I check the site frequently and hope every time to get some good news. I hope you get the good news soon, thinking of you all. x


9 years, 12 months ago, anon said:
still thinking of you marty, hope your home soon god bless you and your family xx


9 years, 12 months ago, marty mcconnell said:
Hi i hope your lad comes home soon all the best from a holywood man,
QUIS SEPARABIT
(WHO SHALL SEPARATE US)
My regimental motto.


10 years ago, Laura said:
Never forgotten xxxx

Love Laura


10 years ago, Harry Whalley said:
best wishes and love to everybody.


10 years ago, sim said:
it took me like two months to figure out how to leave you a message. To Martin's family, i still think about you all every day, marty would be so proud of you all. Marty : if you are out there and reading this, happy belated birthday and please come home soon. Love Sim xx


10 years ago, Laura said:
Happy Birthday Marty. Thinking of you as always.

Love Laura xxxx


10 years ago, Mum said:
Hi my pet this is the second birthday that you have not been with us. We miss you so much Martin please just let me know if you are happy and safe.
I look at your picture and Iam so proud of what you have achieved in your life that I feel special to be your Mum
My heart and love is always with you were ever you are my special son xxx


10 years ago, Suzanne Kelly said:
Happy Birthday sweetie, always in my thoughts. Your adoring sis.


10 years ago, angela said:
missing you xx


10 years ago, Laura said:
Hi Karen and family,

I think of you all daily and pray for some information which will lead you to Marty. He will never be forgotten.

Marty,

Come home soon. Still thinking about you loads.

Love Laura xxx


10 years ago, Laura* said:
Hi Marty,

Wherever you are I hope your safe!! Still can't believe your not here. Think of you everyday. Lots of love

Laura xxx


10 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
thinking of you martin, always thinking of you...


10 years ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you guys x


10 years, 1 month ago, Laura said:
Still thinking of you all loads. I know it never gets any easier but I pray every day for some information that will lead you to Marty.

Marty, thinking of you always

Love Laura xx


10 years, 1 month ago, Aaron Neill said:
You are all always in my thoughts and prayers. There is not a week that goes by where I do not think of Marty. You have all shown great strength and I hope that you will all have answers soon. I would very much like to help in anyway I can. I would be happy to organise a team to hand out posters. Congratulations Fiona on the new baby..
All my love.
Aarone.


10 years, 1 month ago, anon said:
just read the sunday life article and i totally agree with you karen, it shouldnt have taken so long for them to sort something out, no matter what excuses they use at the end of the day its someones life hanging in the balance, i can only hope the diving team can learn from their previous mistakes so that they are able to help people correctly in future


10 years, 1 month ago, Bri said:
Hi all,
The Sunday Life ran an article on Martin - 18/2/07. Click on the news section above to read, thanks, Bri


10 years, 1 month ago, anon said:
still thinkin of you marty


10 years, 1 month ago, emma mccandless said:
let me know if you want any photos of marty put out, or anything at all to raise awareness again, thinling of you all x


10 years, 1 month ago, a holywood family said:
thinking of you all, as always. hope to hear some good news soon.


10 years, 1 month ago, Laura said:
I think of you all every day and I hope the great strength you have shown will continue to see you through.

Marty, thinking of you always

Love Laura xx


10 years, 1 month ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi folks
Its only taken me 4/5 days to work out where the box was to do my wee sum so hopefully the spam people are at least as thick as me. Hope you got Christmas & New Year over you well and enjoyed as much of it as you could. We spent a very quiet & peaceful time our selves & to be honest I'm glad to see the back of it.
Marty hope you enjoyed it where ever you are but PLEASE come home we all miss & love you.
Karen & family love & hugs to you all
Toot & Sharon
xxx


10 years, 1 month ago, Anon said:
I often think about you all even though I don't know you and when I drive past the dock's area or drive through Holywood I think of Marty. He looks like the life and soul and I just wish that he would return to you and your heart would heal. Never give up.


10 years, 1 month ago, jill said:
hi to all the kelly family. a few friends went to see a psychic in larne at the weekend and she told them things that where 100% true, she is very percise. her web address is psychic-n-ireland.com, have a look at her web site. xx


10 years, 1 month ago, emma mccandless said:
hi there, i hope you're feeling better karen and i hope this new year will bring you all good news, thinking of you all. love to fiona, suzanne,raymond and last but not least marty! and of course the extended family too x


10 years, 1 month ago, Fiona said:
To Karen, Drew and all your family!
I havent been on your site for a while although Marty is always in my thoughts when driving round Belfast. I have just visited the site again today after many months and I am so sorry to hear about your illness I hope that you are feeling better. Karen you have to look after yourself so you can fuss over your boy when he gets home! Thinking of you all! Marty will be home soon!

My prayers and thoughts are with you!

Fiona


10 years, 1 month ago, Margaret said:
Still thinking of you all and praying your Beautiful, Wonderful lad will be with you again soon. Much love to all of you xxx


10 years, 1 month ago, Boris said:
The message board is now working, You need to enter the result of the sum in the provided box to pass the anti spam test.

Karen, sorry for taking so long, unfortunately work has kept me busy and traveling a lot. Thank you all for your patience.


10 years, 2 months ago, Boris said:
To all,

Currently solving the issues relating to the spam, i have closed the message board for now. Thank you very much for your patience, the site will be back in operating mode as soon as possible.


10 years, 2 months ago, jt a mother said:
To all Martins family
Christmas must have been a terrible time for all of you, wondering where Marty is, if he's safe. Your strength of character is an inspiration to everyone.


10 years, 2 months ago, Karen & Drew & family said:
Hi everybody we are back. Iam sorry that I have not written anything on the web page for the month of Dec but I just found it so hard going on to Martins Missing Webpage and looking at his beautiful face. Even though I have lots of photos everywere at home it still tears me apart everytime.
Many many thanks to all of you who phoned, texted me and left messages on the web page thoughout Christmas and the New Year. I cannot even convey my love enough for all of you thinking of us and also of Martin. Wherever he is I know he would be so thankfull to you all. I can just imagine him walking in with that big smile and giving you all a big hug.
Christmas Day was nice with my amazing and thoughtful family in Spain. Fiona and Suzanne who I love so very very much and are going though the pain of not having their brother who they always looked out for.They also worry about me and my health. Iam so proud of them. To Paul and Alex who support them and also Drew and me my love to you both.
To my special boys Caollin & Aodhan who made me get up on Christmas morning and carry on I love them from the top of toes to the tips of my hair.
New years Day we went down to the beach and watched the sun go down. Just as we were sitting there a guy started playing the saxophone. It was just so beautiful We toasted Martin and when the sun went down we looked around and the music had stopped and the guy had gone. In my heart Martin is with me forever.
It is hard to accept that he has gone for over a year. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and other times I feel that Iam living another life but I shall never give up hope no matter how small it might be, he is somewere.
Iam arranging for a plaque to be put up at the Docks area just with his photo and a message for him to come home. As people pass maybe someone might know something and get in touch. He is so much loved and wanted that we just want to know what has happened to him.
I know that Christmas was hard for many people who have lost their loved ones. It is the time when family is so important. My thoughts and love goes to the Forde family who lost Cliford in July, one of Martins special friends.
To Bri who keeps this web page running along with Boris, lost his Mum just a few weeks before Christmas
To Mags who also lost her Mum in November and is trying to raise money for Marie Curie. She is arranging some charity events and when I get any information about dates I will let you know.
Once again thank you everybody and also a special thankyou to Boris who keeps this web page running also.
Lastly a special thank you to the Dorrian family who texted me over Christmas and who are still trying to find Liza All my love
Everybody have a nice New Year and thank you All my love xx


10 years, 2 months ago, Rosa Edmonson said:
Hi, I just want to say I was so touched by all the news clippings I saw and all the press reports ive read. Im 25yrs old and I live near Glasgow... If there is ever anything you need done over here in scotland or anything I can ever do to help please let me know.. I mean that. I will forward this site to a few good friends to raise awareness if nothing els... With Love Rosa


10 years, 2 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you


10 years, 2 months ago, Gwennie & Stanley Forbes said:
Hi Karen,

We tried to contact you on Drew's mobile while we were in Spain but had no luck. Sorry we didn't manage to meet up with you both but our thoughts were with you on New Year's Eve.
Hopefully there will be some sort of closure to this nightmare in 2007. Take care and hopefully speak to you soon.


10 years, 2 months ago, Lois said:
Bri
Didn't know about the sad knews of your Mother - very sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you x


10 years, 2 months ago, lois, eddie & erin said:
Hi Karen & Drew
Tried to get you on the mobile while you've been away but unfortunatley no success ! hope you and the rest of the family are ok and managing to struggle through this very difficult time - keep positive for 2007- hope to see you very very soon - all our love xxx


10 years, 2 months ago, De said:
All I wish for every day is that God will find martin and Lisa and bring them home.


10 years, 2 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,
1 year since Martin’s disappearance and thankfully there was a great deal of press coverage - GMTV Local news along with several newspaper reports. The press clippings are in the news section of this site - you'll need adobe reader to open them. See: http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/acrobat/readermain.html


10 years, 2 months ago, Anon said:
I didn't know Martin but I have been following your story and just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hopefully 2007 brings with it good news. The disappearance of Martin and of Steven Cooke in Crete leaves me baffled a lad posted on the site that he himself suffered a bump on the head and lost his memory I hope the same thing has happened to Martin and that he will return to you.


10 years, 2 months ago, Rachel said:
Happy new year. hope 2007 brings you luck


10 years, 2 months ago, brenda Kelly said:
Hi Karen,
My sister is here in australia with me for Christmas and she brought me over a tape of the television programme that you did with the BBc.
It broke my heart to see you so upset.
I hope that you get some news soon.
I hope that you are keeping well
Look after yourself

god bless


brenda
xxx


10 years, 2 months ago, anon said:
my thoughts are with you at this sad time but i wish you all the best for 2007. marty please come back your friends and family are all missing you.xoxox


10 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Nothing can explain the hurt you're family is going through. Have you opened a Bebo account?? All his friends could add him to their top 16 and ask people to kindly add him to theirs even if they didn't know him. There is one for Lisa Dorrian. Good luck with keeping the awareness going.


10 years, 2 months ago, Harry said:
In my thoughts.


10 years, 2 months ago, emma mccandless said:
theres nothing i can say that i haven't said before but i really wish you all the best this year and we are all hoping and praying that you receive some news of marty very soon.
and marty if you're reading this, happy new year, and take care x


10 years, 2 months ago, leanne neilly nee mccleary said:
HI Fiona Karen and family was thinking of you all and marty yestrday and 2day and always.Hopefully 2007 brings some news.love Leanne husband Stehhen and mary and campbell send there love also xxx


10 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thinking of Marty esp today.. Unbelievable it's been a year with no news whatsoever. Fingers crossed for 2007..


10 years, 2 months ago, Laura said:
Martin your still on my mind every day and especially 2day. So many people out there miss you including me, come home soon. Karen and family, you should all be proud for getting through the last year, you are all amazing. I hope Martin is happy where ever he is.
Laura xx


10 years, 2 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
thinking of you marty god bless xx


10 years, 2 months ago, holywood FAMILY said:
GOD BLESS YOU ALL ON THIS VERY SAD DAY. HOPEFULLY 2007 WILL BRING YOU ALL SOME NEWS OF MARTY.


10 years, 2 months ago, a holywood family said:
thinking of you all today. it must be horrendous, hopefully the new year will bring with it some information for you.god bless you all.


10 years, 2 months ago, roxanne said:
my thoughts and prayers are with you all today.


10 years, 2 months ago, Eva said:
My toughts are with you all today. hard to believe that its a year already. Some of us sat last night and talked about the old times and the things we did. Brought back some great memories we had with Marty. Lets hope that 2007 will bring the closure you and you family deserve.


10 years, 2 months ago, jt said:
my prayers ar with you all, hope 2007 brings some good news. be strong


10 years, 2 months ago, Gemma B said:
Suzanne, Karen and all the family. May God give you the strength to get through today. Will be lighting a candle at 7pm, thinking of Martin, thinking of you all. x


10 years, 2 months ago, Meg said:
Best Wishes to you all for the year ahead. Stay strong and I hope the bad days end soon. My thoughts are with you all and i hope you get some answers soon. xxx


10 years, 2 months ago, martha said:
karen if you get this i just want you to know i'm thinking about you and i'm ok. hoping 2007 isn't so pants.i'll ring you tomorrow. happy new year, send my love to everyone.xox


10 years, 2 months ago, julie said:
thinking of you all today. i'm sure it'll be a tough time for you all. where has the year gone. hope 2007 brings you all some peace.xx


10 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Hi Folks,
The News page has been updated with articles from the Holywood Advertiser Dec 06, the Sunday World 24th Dec 06, That’s Life Magazine 21st Dec 06 and Pick Me Up Winter Special 06. All are in PDF format,
Bri


10 years, 3 months ago, emma mccandless said:
just thinking of you all, i hope the new year can bring you some answers and peace of mind, take care, all our love emma, ian and alexander x


10 years, 3 months ago, Emma Black (Forbes) said:
Hi Karen, Fiona, Suzanne, Raymond and Drew. I really hope you are all keeping well over Christmas and New Year. We are all thinking about you and remembering the christmas Eve's when we were small and you all came round to our house to swap presents. Take care of yourselves and see you soon
Love Emma xx


10 years, 3 months ago, Margaret McQuade said:
I know you all probably had a very hard day yesterday. There are so many people thinking of you all at this difficult time. God bless and I hope 2007 brings good news to you all, my thoughts are with you everyday. xxx


10 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Merry christmas marty x


10 years, 3 months ago, Julie ann said:
I just wanted to take some time out today, to let you know thst you are all in my thoughts today. I can't imagine how you can deal with today,but, I hope that your two wee grandsons will help you along the way. God bless you all.xx


10 years, 3 months ago, Nicola Molloy said:
Hi i am really sorry about your son martin. im thinking of martin and his family. And i will pray for him and his family tonight. God bless all of u. Merry christmas Take care
love Nicola ( 18 years old) and all my family from Belfast, Ireland. xxxx


10 years, 3 months ago, Boris said:
Hello Anonymous,

Just tried here and the document loads and opens fine. This is a pdf and you need some pdf software to read it, the most well known being Adobe Acrobat Reader (easy to find with a google search). Hope this helps.


10 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
hi, having trouble viewing the latest article added to the news section, the one in the irish news. it just doesn't appear on screen?? would really like to read it??


10 years, 3 months ago, the mccall family said:
all of are thoughts are with you all at this sad time from the mccall family


10 years, 3 months ago, Margaret McQuade said:
I live in Glasgow and I only just found out about martins dissapearance in a copy of That's life magazine. I check this website everyday for some news that he is safe and well. I never knew Martin but he sounds like such a wonderful person it would have been an honour to have met him. Evertime I go to town or out shopping, I'm forever looking at the faces of strangers to see if it is him. Think of this, if I have just found out about Martin then maybe there are hundreds of other people who could see hime everday and they don't know he is missing. I hope this turns out to be the case and he comes home to you safe and well. My thoughts are with Karen and her family everyday. God bless and never lose hope. Margaret x


10 years, 3 months ago, Laura said:
To Karen and family,

I read the article in the Irish News and my heart broke. Please keep going. Marty is out there somewhere and he loves you all so much. I hope you get some news soon. Thinking of you all.

Marty,

I hope you are well. I'm thinking of you loads, as always.

Love Laura xxx


10 years, 3 months ago, emma mccandless said:
good to see the site up and running again, well done guys .
our deepest sympathies bri, our hearts go out to you.
i was just wrapping my christmas pressents and thought of you guys and how hard this christmas will be, i know you're all so hurt but please remember how much marty would love to know that you were enjoying yourselves and were ever he is i'm sure he'll be raising his glass to you all.
we wish you all a merry christmas and thats to everyone who has supported this family and the other families who find themselves in the same situation. love and godbless, emma and family xxx


10 years, 3 months ago, Boris said:
Bri, all the best in those difficult times. You have been doing an outstanding job collecting and posting all information relating to Marty.

I will be checking the site twice daily and as much as my busy schedule permits, but please all, remember that this spam is here because we made it easy to post messages. We could move to a model that asks registration but, we want it to be quick and easy to leave supporting messages to the Kelly's. Soon i will put a character recognition box on post. and this should remove a fair bit of it. In the meantime, please be assured that the site is maintained and are doing our best to keep it spam free. Merry Xmas to everybody.


10 years, 3 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Folks
Well done Bri!!!!!
Even though it doesn't take long for the spam lot to get back in again.
Sorry to hear about your mum. I know it will take time & I mean time to get back to some kind of normality I lost my own mum when I was 17 & I still have the odd moment when I think Hey I need my mum.
Life does go on even though it is painful.
Karen Drew and family
still thinking of you all especially now but you have 2 super little ones to spoil & love. Hope to see you soon.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 3 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
to the anonymous visitor,
do you really think that was a helpful comment?? I think the job that the people are doing on this site is great, obviously it can't be manned 24/7. sorry to replying to such a stupid message but it really made me cross to see such stupid comments.
I'm sure Martins family are very grateful to Bri and all the hard work that goes into the site. Keep it up!!


10 years, 3 months ago, Bri said:
Yes, we do care, the spammers get through no matter what. I had intended to put some security on the site however my mother died suddenly on the 4th Dec and I haven't had the chance. In the meantime I check the site and delete as much spam as I can. If you care to look in the news section you will see that all the latest news articles are there including the most recent one 11/12/06 - front page Irish News - Bri.


10 years, 4 months ago, amer said:
hi karen
i hope u are keeping well, and looking after yourself love amer xoxoxoxoxox


10 years, 4 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking of you Marty, as always xxx


10 years, 4 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you x


10 years, 4 months ago, brenda kelly said:
hi Karen
Just checking how you are as we have not heard from you on the site for a couple of weeks.
Hope you are keeping well.
I know this is a terrible time of the year for you so i am praying very hard for you

lots of love


Brenda
xx


10 years, 4 months ago, brenda Kelly(Perth w.Australia) said:
Thank you everyone who was kind enough to visit bringnassimahome site and leave a message for her mum dawn.
I am sure that your words of comfort and support will help her the way that they have helped karen and family
Nassima and Martin should never become just another statistic and by keeping their names in peoples minds we can continue to look for them

Thanks again

Brenda Kelly


10 years, 4 months ago, Anon said:
My goodness... im sitting reading ur msgs sobbing my heart out. I dont even know yous but just imagining the pain in your heart is truely crushing mine! As long as there is still fight and determination deep within yous... then keep searching... but dont let life pass you by... The heart may be aching, but the soul needs to breathe. Yous deserve all the luck and the happiness in the world... yous will be forever in my thoughts... xoxo


10 years, 4 months ago, rikko beck said:
hi marty, still long time no speak to, im convinced that we both fefell the same fate, as you know, i woke up in hospital almost one year ago after being in a coma for 3 days.

im pretty sure that you have taken a knock on the heed too, and i know it really messes the brain up. put it this way - when i was in hospital i thought i was on a fishing trawler! so im certain that you took and knock on the old noggin, and as a result your memory has been messed about.

i understand chief, ive been there and know it takes a long time to get better again, ive still got over a year to go according to the doctors.

I have faith in the big man, and he'll get your heed workin again, then you'll be back home amongst your chums.

best wishes amigo :)


10 years, 4 months ago, stuart jameson said:
Deepest sympathys to all Marty's family at this hard time xxx There is always hope x


10 years, 4 months ago, brenda Kelly said:
I am asking all the good people who visit this site and leave messages of support for Martys family if you could also spare a thought for another family in east Belfast who have a 7 year old child missing.
Her name is Nassima and 7 months ago her father abducted her to Algeria and her mother has had no contact whatsoever with her since then.
She has had no help from the british government and she has tried everything to find where her daughter is.
She even travelled to algeria to see if she could find her.
She is going frantic trying all avenues to get some contact with her little girl.
Her site is bringnassimahome.
Could you perhaps visit this site and leave a message of support for her mum as this will help her.
I am sure that karen would not mind me asking this on Martys site as i know all the messages that are left here are a great comfort to her


god bless
cc


10 years, 4 months ago, Brenda Kelly(Perth w.australia) said:
Hi Karen
Just logging in to see how you are.
My sister will be with me in a few weeks and i will be able to see the programme about Marty.
Still praying everyday that you get some news.
This time of year must be very hard for you but try and stay strong.
You have a wonderful family and by all the messages that are left a good network of friends

God Bless you

brenda & family
xxx


10 years, 4 months ago, Laura said:
Hi Marty,

Still thinking about you.

Love Laura xxx


10 years, 4 months ago, Hannah and Clo said:
Hi Karen, Drew, Fiona, Paul and the boys. Hope you are all doing well, still thinking of you everyday and hope you here something soon lots of love Clo and Han xox


10 years, 4 months ago, Judi said:
Still thinking of you all everyday. Fiona, please email me and we will catch up. xxx


10 years, 4 months ago, Laura said:
Marty,

I hope you are doing ok. I think about you loads. Please be happy, wherever you are.

Karen, Drew and family,

Stay strong. You are an inspiration to us all. You show what true strength and hope in life is. Thinking of you all

Love Laura xx


10 years, 4 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you as always x


10 years, 4 months ago, sim said:
hi karen and drew, how are you both. its been a while since you have been on. i pray that perhaps you have found some good news. my thoughts are with you, as always.
Marty, i dont know you, but please come home. there'll be a massive party waiting for you. my thoughts are with you also, wherever you mayb be

Love Sim x


10 years, 4 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Hi boris & bri
just to let you know that lisa dorrians site has a new guestbook because of all the spam mail.
just wondering if it would be a good idea to do something like that here


10 years, 4 months ago, Nicki Durbin said:
Dear Karen & Drew
I watched Runaways last night and I cried tears for you and Marty and tears for myself and my son Luke.
Karen, I'm not sure whether you have received my emails but I really would like to speak to you. I think BBC3 may have given you my number, if not please email me so we can exchange numbers.
With much love and hope for all our missing children.
Nicki Durbin
www.FINDLUKE.com


10 years, 4 months ago, Brenda Kelly(Australia) said:
Karen,
Have managed to get my sister in Belfast to tape the programme for me.
She will mail it on to me.
Hope that it will trigger a memory for someone watching it tonight and they can shed light as to what happened to marty.
you are always in my thoughts and prayers


god bless

brenda kelly


10 years, 4 months ago, Julie-Ann said:
just watched your programme and my heart goes out to you Karen. words don't seem enough right now, but i just really wanted to say that i am thinking of you and hope that this gives you a breakthrough.


10 years, 4 months ago, Kathryn said:
My hopes and prayers are with you that Martin is safe.
I hope he has seen the programme and has realised what he has and always will have - a loving family and home willing him to return.
Best wishes to you all now and always.


10 years, 4 months ago, tracy said:
Karen and family, I am so sorry for your heartache and I pray you find your lovely son.


10 years, 4 months ago, Lynn said:
I am watching the programme as I type... I can only pray that this brings some news. You and your family are in my thoughts.


10 years, 4 months ago, william said:
I really admire yout determined serch for MARTY I trust and pray that you get information soon about him as this must be a very difficult time for you.


10 years, 4 months ago, Neil Grant said:
Good luck with the programme tonight. Hope you's get some sort of breakthrough. Always in our thoughts. Neil, Kellie and the rest of the Grant family.


10 years, 4 months ago, Laura said:
Good luck with the programme tonight. Will be thinking of you all and praying for a breakthrough.

As always Marty, thinking of you

Best wishes

Laura
xxx


10 years, 4 months ago, a well wisher said:
will be thinking of you all tonight as Martins programme goes out. I'm sure it'll be tough for you all, but it can only do good, can't it. Take good care of yourselves.xx


10 years, 4 months ago, Anon Visitor said:
I hope you are re-united with your son soon, Sharon,You can watch BBC3 if you have a freeview box. They are around £30 from Tesco or any other big shop and you just plug it in connect to your tv and the viewing is free.


10 years, 4 months ago, TC said:
Hey, came across this site with a link from a happier place, Good luck, although not much to say its is meant with feeling.

TC


10 years, 5 months ago, Laura * said:
Hi Karen & Family,

Just wanted to let you know that I think about you & Marty everyday! It doesn't seem like that long ago that we did the search down by the docks!! I will def be watching the story on Marty 2moro nite. Stay strong and look after urselves!

All my love

Laura xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
hi Karen,
Just logging on to wish you all the best for the programme about marty.
I really hope that it jogs someones memory and you get some information to help you find your son.Hope that you are feeling better and getting stronger.

Lots of love & Best wishes always


Brenda & Family
XXX
God Bless


10 years, 5 months ago, Laura said:
Hi Marty,

I hope you are well. It's getting dark so early in the evenings now. I hope wherever you are it's nice and sunny!!! Thinking of you xx

Karen and family,

You are always in my thoughts.

Love Laura xx


10 years, 5 months ago, Brenda Kelly(Australia) said:
boris & Bri.......thanks for doing a good job with these irritating messages.If i can help in anyway let me know.
Karen still praying for you everyday.Good to see that you are getting stronger again.
you are an absolute CREDIT to your family.They must be so proud of the way you are coping.
I think i speak for all people who visit this site ...it makes us all very humble God bless you and i hope you get your Son back soon

Love brenda & Family.


10 years, 5 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you all tonight, seriously karen and family, if you need a hand with anything involving finding marty please give me a shout. love emms x

p.s boris and bri you're doing a great job x


10 years, 5 months ago, a holywood well wisher said:
Karen,
it's so good to hear you sounding positive and upbeat, although i can only imagine how hard it must be.Martin and the rest of your family must be so proud of you, and all that you are doing to keep Martins story in the spotlight. You really are an amazing woman. I think i speak for many people who visit the site, we do love to hear from you , especially to hear that you are keeping going. We're all with you on spirit. Keep strong.xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Boris said:
Brenda, i agree completely with you. If you read earlier messages on that message board, you can see that the problem is not that new. I am visiting this site twice a day, and so is Bri. We are clearing the most of those 'spam' messages, an unfortunately this is the only way to keep the site registration free and invite people to post messages easily. But the ease of use means that the board is open to all kind of abuse. The alternative will be to make people register and log in the site before posting. It can be easily done. But wouldn't that make people not post as often ? Most likely.

Karen, i have erased and reposted your last message as it had a long trailing space after it. Please let me know if i can do anything else to help.
Kindest regards.


10 years, 5 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody its good to hear from you all. Dont worry Brenda about all the scams Bri clears them for me as often as he gets them. Thank you Bri and Boris Just
as long as you all keep in contact with me that is all I need.
Martins progamme is on Thursday 3rd November at 7.30 on BBC 3 but the BBC have promised me a copy of it but I have to wait until after the programme is released. Iam sort of dreading it as it will bring back many memories but I had to try and find him but that is my worst memory I failed to find him but Iam keeping on trying.
Pick Me Up mag is doing a feature and Thats Life mag also over Christmas and the New Year so some one might see him. The Irish Post has just done a feature also yesterday and today on Martin. That is a big Irish Newpaper over on the Mainland so quite a lot of Irish people read it.
Sharon Iam sorry I wont be down at the fire works tonight but Iam going to see Neil Young Tribute in Belfast tonight. He is my favourite singer.
I will tell you a story, when Martin was in Africia he went to Cape Town for the New Year. It has always being a dream of mine to go there to Table Mountain. I asked Martin if the weather was good go up and and sit on the top of Table Mountain and listen to Harvest Moon which he did. So I lived my dream through him. It makes me proud that he is my son.
Martin my love Caolin and Aodhan is going to the fireworks which you loved as well so always remember I love you so much and just come home to me.
Ammer thank you I would love to go out for lunch and maybe a few drinks just phone me anytime.
Joe, Caollin,and Aodhan have a lovely time at the fireworks.xxx
I had better go now to try and get the hair and face done or they will not let me in All my love to everybody and thank you for thinking of us It really does mean so much.xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
can someone do something about all these stupid messages that are somehow finding their way onto this site.
I visit this site regularly and it is always full of these scam messages.
it must be very annoying for karen.can anyone suggest a way to stop these


10 years, 5 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Karen
I have just found someone who has BBC3 and CAN TAPE from it. I would love to see Martys story but need to know when, what time and the name of the programme.
Please publish details asap.
Hopefully see you soon, maybe at the Fireworks on Saturday night with The Dukes playing it should be a good evening so long as it doesn't rain I won't want to ruin my beautifully coiffed hair or I could possibly melt!
Love & hugs as always
Toot & Sharon
See You soon Marty love & hope always


10 years, 5 months ago, amer said:
hi karen!
ive only just logged on to the site for the first time in ages, i can't believe all that news about the isle of man, i can tell u from my own experience of them they are the most imcompetant bunch of idiots and im so sorry for all that u suffered because of them. Im sorry i havent been intouch much recently, but im volunteering 4 nights a week as well as working and being bogged down by 2 courses! but i will definatly make the time to call and see you this week and take u out for some lunch if u would like?
u know any way that marty is never far from my thoughts, and when i pray for him i always pray for u, drew suzanne, fiona and paul.
i hope u are all well, speak soon, love amer xxxxxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Sharon said:
Dear Martin Kellys Family,

I have just logged on to Missing People UK and read your son's story and its touch my heart and I just feel the need to get in touch with you.

I'm around the same age has your son and I cant understand what must have happened the night Steve went missing? Its so awful and my heart goes out you all and hope and pray Martin turns up safe and sound.

Kind Regards

Sharon Carter 22 Wigan


10 years, 5 months ago, Laura said:
Karen,

Hope you are all doing ok. I know it's so hard but please keep going.

Marty,

Thinking about you as always.

Love Laura xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
heh, that wasn't meant to happen! Just wanted to let Martin's family know that i think of you all daily. If i was anywhere closer i'd do what i couöd do, but unfortunately i'm only in Finland. Thinking of you all daily, jen. (was a class above Marty in school)


10 years, 5 months ago, jenni said:


10 years, 5 months ago, sim said:
hi karen, wasnt sure where to email you to. sent it into mail@ourmartykelly.com

i'm gutted i dont have BBC3 but i will try and get it taped of someone who does.
you's are all a credit to marty,

love sim x


10 years, 5 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Karen Drew and all
I can't tell you how good it is to see your courage strength & determination to get a happy resolution to where Marty is still with you. I think I speak for all your site viewers that we have missed your updates & have been hoping & praying for your health & strength to return.
Many condolences to the family who lost their loved one to the seas.
Hope to see you soon with hope & love still strong in your heart.
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot
COME HOME SOON MARTY WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!!


10 years, 5 months ago, Karen said:
Thank you once again for all your messages. Lukes story s on tonight at 7.30 on BBC3. Martins story will be on the 2nd Nov.
Sim I dont know you but you just seem to care so much please email me.
All my love to Brenda and Maggi from Australia
Martin my love you are forever in my thoughts Please if you can please ring or contact me in any way remember our big Christmas every year We are all still waiting for you. Caollin still kisses your photo and he remembers you Aodhan wants to get to know you They need their big Uncle Martin and I need you so much. I love you with everything I have Please come home to us. Love Mumxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Victoria said:
You are in my thoughts always... xo


10 years, 5 months ago, sim said:
aw its so great to hear from you karen. please dont give up. your family and friends care so much about you. and on the day that martin comes home, he will wana see his mummy looking her best;-)

Please, as i have said before...if there is anything I can do please just email me. take care all of you xx


10 years, 5 months ago, brenda Kelly(australia) said:
Karen,
So glad to hear from you again on Martys site.
I was really getting worried for you.
My condolences to that poor persons family on the loss of their loved one and i am so sorry for the way that everything was handled by the police.
I can understand why you were in such turmoil.
Karen stay strong,you have martins love in your heart so it will not stop beating.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers


God bless
Brenda Kelly


10 years, 5 months ago, Maggie in Australia said:
Hi Karen & Drew,
Just wanted to post a wee message to let you know i am still thinking of you and your family back here in Australia. I often wonder about Holywood, and Marty aswell.
Wishing you all the best, and all the hope in the world.
Big Hugs, Maggie


10 years, 5 months ago, Laura said:
Karen and family,

I hope you are feeling stronger after that horrible news. Your days are hard enough to bear without such a lack of sensitivity. I think of you all.

Marty,

Please come home soon. I think about you lots. You have done so much and still have so much to do.

Love Laura xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, emma mccadless said:
hello again, i just can't take it in, i can't believe such a sensitive situation has been handled so badly, i feel for you all so much. i just wish so so much that you knew where he was, it pains me so much to think of what you are all going through and i wish i could just take it all away. as always if you can think of anything you'd like help with etc please do not hesitate to ask, love always emma x


10 years, 5 months ago, Karen said:
Iam sorry about the spelling mistakes but when I was correcting them I pressed the leave message button by mistake.
To the family of the poor man my heart and love goes out to his family and friends. Please forgive me if I have offended you in anyway but I felt what happened to my family had to be told. I hope you were told in a more sympathetic way. Now we have told the police what has to be done in the worst event but we are still hopefull that Martin is still out there alive and we are all just waiting for him. To Drew thank you for being there you are my love millonaire.
To Fiona, Suzanne and Paul thank you for your love, help and support I know you worry about my health but with all your love my old ticker will be ticking away for a long time.
To my two little angels Caollin and Aodhan my reason to go on and be the best granny I can be. I love you both so much. My two little stars.
Martin my beautiful son your photos are everywere but the best one is in my heart. Please come back home to us and it will be the best day of my life. I love you xx


10 years, 5 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
karen, i don't know you or your family, but i was so pleased to read your post!! You have had a horrific time by the sounds of it and am glad to see you've come back fighting. I know it will pay off. take care and keep strong.xxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Karen said:
Iam so sorry everybody for not writing to you all sooner and to keep you all updated but since we received the news about the remains found on the Isle of Man my world and my families crashed around us once again. I could not even think or cope physically or mentally until now but Iam fighting once again for to try and find my dearest son.
I shall tell you all what happened that day when our world fell apart again.
I received a phone call from my poor son in law Paul in Galway to tell me that the police had phoned him to say that a body had been found on the Isle of Man and that it might be Martin. Drew and myself was going away for a few days for my big 50 birthday and we were in the car collecting my friend Mari to go away. We turned the car back and came home to our hell. As Fiona and Paul were in Galway they started to pack to come back up to me when they received the news but we told them to wait and they fought their own hell and limbo together and alone in Galway. I then phoned the detective in charge of Martins case and he told me that a lower torso of a body was found and it might be Martin.
I asked them to call out to our home with more information and that was when they told me there was very little flesh and that it was only one and half legs left. He also said that I should prepare myself for two funerals as they might find the top half of him.
My daughter Suzanne was here with us and we just went to bits. Martins DNA was to be flown to the Isle of Man the next day and that they would try and fast track it instead of waiting six weeks to three weeks. That was that, they left and we waited. We went up to the police station the next day to identify a shoe and a piece of a jean which we knew was not Martins but until the DNA would come through we could not leave our hell.
The way the police handledthicase was inhumane and it should never happen to anyones family. Me and









family lived in hell for three weeks and then we received a telelphone call that it was not Martin. My condolsaous to this poor mans family but because of the way the polce treated us I nearly lost my mind and will to live If it had not been for my family, Drew and friends I would not be here but they trailled me back up from th depths of depair. They saw me when noone else did I did not even want to even see myself
Now this will not happen to us again as the police have been told DNA has to be done first and then a courtesty knock at the door if the worst has happened. I call this respect.
Donna, thank you for your beautiful poem it has realy helped
Brenda, Laura, Emma, Sim, Karen, Rich and Remli thank you for thinking of us
Sandra it was lovely talking to you and please phone me back anytime or I will phone you Our hearts are together
Elle thank you for the lovely mesage to Martin. He would like that club and I will phone you soon Love you heaps xx
I was back in hospital for a fw days las week with the old ticker so Iamresting.

NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS
Martins programme starts on this Thursday at 7.30 on BBC 3 so turn on Martins story is on Thursday 2nd November
He is also in the Cristmas edition of Pick Me UP mag and I still in contact with journalists so I will keep you all posted.
I find it hard to belive he has gone so long at times and than at other times it jst seems lke yesterday I look at his photo and all I can do is wonder where are you son
Thank you everybody for leaving messages on Martys site and all my love xx


10 years, 5 months ago, remli said:
Hi Marty,
I'm not in Belfast at the moment either. How about when we both get back we round up a few social deviants n head to the Duck for a pint? I promise there'll be no cactii plants involved!!! ;)
Stay safe wherever you are and come home to your mammy soon.
Remli


10 years, 5 months ago, remli said:
Hope you are all well and staying strong for when Marty comes home. My thoughts are always with you.
Remli


10 years, 5 months ago, sim said:
hi all, its been a month since you have posted on here, the last one being about havin to wait 6 weeks to get the DNA results. hope all is ok( as much as it can be) Sim x


10 years, 5 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
hope the family are keeping ok. noticed there have not been any posts from them lately. you are all in my thoughts.xxxx


10 years, 5 months ago, Rich said:
still thinking of you marty and your family.Raleigh O1J


10 years, 5 months ago, Laura said:
Hey Marty,

Hope you are doing ok. I think about you loads and I hope wherever you are, you're happy.

Karen and family,

Stay strong. You're an inspiration to us all.

Love Laura xx


10 years, 5 months ago, Elle said:
Hey Marty

I hope you are well where ever you are. I just want you to know that i still think about you. there are still so many things that will always remind me of you. i was out last night in a club called ghetto. there was this guy there from belfast. the way he spoke and the way he danced reminded me of you so much. i became really sad because i still miss you so much. prob no way near as much as your family do but i do and i just wanted you to know that

xxxx


10 years, 6 months ago, Brenda Kelly Australia said:
Hi Karen,
Hope any news you have got regarding the find on the isle of man is good although my heart goes out to that poor persons family.
Thinking about you everyday and praying that Martin comes home soon


Lots of love


Brenda,Timothy,Rebecca & Erin
XXXXX


10 years, 6 months ago, Karen said:
I have been visiting this site for a long time now and am so touched by all the messages and although you don't know me I want you to know that I hope Marty is OK and will return to you soon.

He is too popular to never return that is evident by all the lovely messages. I didn't know whether I should leave a message but have wanted to for ages just to say I am always checking this website for any news of Marty. I live in the South of England - so if you think I can be of any help in the search for Marty in this area - please please let me know.

K
x


10 years, 6 months ago, Laura said:
Thinking about you as always Marty xxxxx


10 years, 6 months ago, Sandra Flintoft said:
Karen
I e-mailed you on Monday. I am not sure whether you received it or not. I have spoken to Daniel from the BBC who has promised to give you my telephone number. I was so sorry to read that you had been poorly. I sincerly hope that you are feeling a lot better now. We also are featured in the BBC documentary. I hope you get in touch, if not by phone then please e mail me because I am one person who truly knows what you are feeling, and perhaps it will help talking to someone who understands exactly what you are going through.
Please take care and look after yourself, because your son will need you to be strong when he returns home to you.

Sent with compassion and love.


10 years, 6 months ago, La said:
i met Martin about 7 years ago when we both danced in the Belfast Carnival 'The Spice of Life'. It was a long time ago but he was such a great fella that I have never forgotten about him. still cant believe that he is actually missing, I'm sure you can't either. it's not fair. You seem to be an amazing family and I really hope your tireless efforts don't go unrewarded, you're an inspiration. i will continue to hope and wish with all my heart that Marty returns safe and sound, still dancing with the spice of life! xo


10 years, 6 months ago, sim said:
hav just been on for the first time in 2 weeks. but that doesnt mean i havent been thinking about u all. everyday both you and lisa dorrians family are in my thoughts. although they r two very different caes, for some reason i feel affiliated with them. i didt know marty, nor did i know lisa.

martys face reminds me so much of a lad i know from newry. i am so sorry you that you havent found him yet. im sure in my heart of hearts, that he is still with us her on earth. i really do believe he has lost his memory and is probably out there wondering who he is and where he comes from i am sure he will come home soon. its been a while, but these things take time. with all the campaigning you, his family have been doing, he will return. he will be so proud of you's for never giving up on him and always loving him.

karen and drew you are a credit to marty.

please never give up. anything i can do...please dont hesitate to say, i live in south down and am more than willing to do anything to help. sim xx


10 years, 6 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you as always Marty. xxxxx


10 years, 6 months ago, Donna said:
My prayers are with you - i still cant believe it. I found this wee poem so though i would post it for you to read.

When Someone you love goes missing By Tom M Brown

When someone you love goes missing
It's like nothing you've experienced before,
'As the hours turn to days you keep hoping
They'll make contact but it soon begings to sink in
That you may never see them anymore'.

You blame everyone else for not doing enough and you blame yourself for
doing less, You search the streets and put up missing posters but you feel its
just an act of hopelessness.

As you make appeals to the public through Radio TV and press,
You tend to get sick phone calls and half baked theories or people wishing you
good luck at best.

Your whole life becomes a living nightmare
Sleep becomes alien to you,
You fall out with your friends and other family members
Regarding what's the next thing you should do.

After a while you become immune to the things total strangers say,
at least your suffering would be over anyway.

You no longer think about yourself in any shape or form, If you're lucky like
me you survive a nervous breakdown but you still want to carry on.
Then after the months turn into years and your tears have almost dried up,
You still keep on searching to a lesser extent but you never completely give
up.

And though it's different in every case
We all share a common pain,
Every one of us who has had a loved one missing Our lives will never again be
the same.


10 years, 6 months ago, emma mccandless said:
i'm so sorry for what you're all going through, it just doesn't bare thinking about.
we think of you all every day and i hope someone out there is taking care of marty until he finds the strenght to make his way home. x


10 years, 6 months ago, Brenda kelly said:
Karen,
Just logged onto your site and i am shocked to hear about the remains in the isle of man.
I am sure that if you have viewed the clothing and a shoe and are certain that they are not Martins then the remains will not be his.
god bless the family that this person belongs too.
I hope that you are keeping better healthwise and I will pray very hard for you that you get some good news soon about Martin


God bless

Brenda kelly & Family.
XXXX


10 years, 6 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


10 years, 6 months ago, Anon said:
Hi, Just visiting my Dad in Holywood and saw and read about Martin. My thoughts go out to all Martin's family and friends, especially his Mum. I do hope your health returns to its normal, all your fighting for this must be wearing you down. Your doing an excellent job and your son would be so proud. I shall pray for Martin tonight. God bless you all. xx


10 years, 6 months ago, Laura W said:
Karen,

Words can't explain how you must have felt when you got that call and thought it was Marty, all I can say is keep going and stay strong. I know you are probably sick of hearing these words at the minute but its true, you have so many people that love and care for you. My heart is always with you and your family!!

Marty, you and Clifford are always in my thoughts!xxx


10 years, 6 months ago, a holywood girl said:
Karen and family,
as always my thoughts and prayers are with you all. this must be a horrific time for you all as you wait and wonder. i do hope that you get the results from these tests soon, so you can move on from this chapter, one way or another. take good care of each other.xxxxx


10 years, 6 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody, Thank you all once again for all your mesages of support and hope. We really do need them.
On the 30th August as Drew and myself and a friend Mari was just about to leave for a weeks break in Spain for my big 50th the police phoned to inform us that human remains was found on the Isle of Man and they thought it could be Martin.
Our world fell apart again and we turned the car and headed for home to wait on news. I cannot go into any details because it can be anybodys son but the evidence seems to be that it is not Martin. But as the Isle of Man is out of UK jurisdiction we have to wait for six weeks for DNA results. We have viewed the clothing and a shoe and they are not Martins but until we receive the DNA result we cannot be 100 percent certain. Our lives once again is back in hell but we are hopeful and my sympathy to the family who this person belongs to.
We did fly out two days later before I lost my sanity and it did help. At the moment I feel very helpless as there is nothing I can do but to wait but as I look at his beautiful face everyday he does give me strenght to go on.
I love him so much that I will never give up hope in finding him and bring him home
All my love to everybody xx


10 years, 6 months ago, Laura said:
Hi Marty,

I think about you loads even though we didn't know each other very well at all. I remeber your zest for life and your gorgeous smile. When I think about what your family are going through it makes me grateful for what I have. Things could be so different. I hope you are happy wherever you are. You have to come home and read all the lovely messages from people known and unknown to you. You have touched my heart and will continue to do so.

Love Laura xxx


10 years, 6 months ago, sim said:
as i was watching tv the other day, suddenly i seen marty. unfortunately it wasnt. it was someone on the horses and as he was talking he looked just like marty. i really wish it had of been him. i suppose that he is in my thoughts so much, that i just pray he will turn up as quickly as he disappeared. hope ur feeling better karen. good luck and god bless x

Marty..please come home soon. you are in everyones thoughts and prayers xxx


10 years, 6 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen,
thinking of marty and youselves. just say the word if you'd like any help. i'd really like to do something.
i hope your health has improved and you feel well.
love to all the family and extra special ones for martin x


10 years, 6 months ago, Gareth in Dublin said:
Please note that these spam messages are obviously automated and are not being left by individuals. Therefore please try not to be offended by them or view them as disrespectful. Unfortunately a computer programme has no feelings and is simply seeking message boards upon which to unload its Spam. Boris is clearly doing a great job in removing them as often as possible. Keep up the good work Boris. This board is the focal point for so many of us now. Saying simply thank you seems somewhat not enough.


10 years, 6 months ago, suzie said:
always in our thoughts every single day keep strong karen&family xoxo


10 years, 6 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Karen Drew & family
Was really good to see you last week at Lois & Eddys. You were certainly enjoying yourself. Hope you enjoyed your break away and did plenty of relaxing. Since you thanked me on the website for brightening up your day I can't think of anything funny to say. So keep your chin up and keep your hope alive.
love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 7 months ago, Marisha said:
Sorry to hear your not feeling the best, hope you feel better v soon! Keep that chin up and keep the faith! You are doing a tremendous job, Martin will be very pround.
Martin is forever in my thoughts as are you and your family! xx


10 years, 7 months ago, anon said:
Best wishes to you and your family and I hope your beautiful boy is returned to you soon.


10 years, 7 months ago, Laura said:
I hope you are feeling better Karen. The strength you and your family have shown and continue to show is an inspiration to us all.

Thinking about you as always
Marty xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, anon said:
I regulary come on this site to see how things are progressing!! I feel for you all and only hope that things will get better!!

And as for this idiot posting spam mail, the amount of disrespect showing is unreal!!

Best wishes to the family of marty.


10 years, 7 months ago, Lynette Rice said:
To The Kelly Family - My thoughts are with you each and everyday and I hope Martin will return soon. I came across some old school photos and came across one of Martin abseiling down a Cliff side on our school outing at Cushndall. Every memory i have of Martin from school are Happy memories I hope Martin returns soon.
You are such a strong family and my thoughts are with you all the way. Lynette Rice XX


10 years, 7 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen,
i hope you are recovering well, i was deeply sadddened to hear of your illness, particulary at this time. martin and your family are never far from my thoughts. i returned home to holywood for my summer holiday and everyone was talking about you all. when you're fit and well, i know the town will be behind you, to continue your search, however you decide. look after yourself for now. look forward to reading more messages from you soon.xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Nigel said:
Hi Karen (and family)

I have been working and travelling in Eastern Europe - so sorry for not being in touch.

I heard that you had been unwell and hope you are now getting your strength back.

Thinking of you in Romania,
Nigel


10 years, 7 months ago, Andrea said:
I switched ont he news this week and watched as an 18 year old girl was reunited with her family after being abducted 10 years ago. I found this humbling, and I hope you do too. Marty will return home to the happy loving family that he cares so much about.
God Bless, your in my prayers and thoughts.


10 years, 7 months ago, Jonny&Claire said:
Marty still thinking bout you loads mate, your never off our minds.


10 years, 7 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
spam is often left by computers and not real people therefore you should e-mail the company directly


10 years, 7 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
go away with all the spam, have some bloody respect for christ sake


10 years, 7 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of marty very strongly today, i hope he shows up very soon. i've bumped into a few different holwood people recently and it's the first thing they've all mentioned, how cool a guy he is and a lovely nature etc, so i truely hope you see him soon. get well soon karen, best wishes and praying for marty's safe return, emma and family xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Karen said:
Thank you Boris for taking off these horrible messages. When the first one appeared I actually did not know what it was. I thought someone was leaving a message for me in a foreign language. May I just say to anyone leaving these messages,this site is for my son Martin who is missing. We dont know if he is dead or alive and my only source of hope and support comes from looking at messages on this site so please if you have any compassion please do not leave these messages. My life is already a living nightmare and Iam also recovering from a heart attack after searching for Martin for a month in a motor home covering the U.K. Just think about your family would you like your mum to go through this harassment.

I know I have not been very good lately in keeping you all up to date but Iam still very tired so Iam still
having my afternoon naps.
Sharon thank you so much, I just love your wee messages they do brighten up my day. Dont worry about Drew though he is able to heat up Marks ad Spencers food very well so I dont think he will be changing his job.
Brenda thank you once again for thinking of us. With you on the other side of the world it is lovely to hear from you.
I will tell you all about London soon as it is a story to be told so I promise I will write it soon. All my love to everyone and see you all soon.


10 years, 7 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Well done Boris!!!!
hi Karen, Drew & family
Glad to hear you are feeling a little better keep resting. Keep hoping ang praying and Marty will be home soon. Word of advise to Drew don't make too many really good meals or you could find yourself with a career change ie chief cook & bottlewasher! anyway keep on trucking THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 7 months ago, Boris said:
To all genuine posters:

Sorry for the spam, it is very infortunate, but the internet is a jungle and people don't have respect. The message board will be cleaned on a regular basis, so don't let this stop you from expressing your sympathy to the Kellys.

Karen, i hope you are good and that your road trip wasn't too tiring. I wish you all the best and hope your fantastic courage and efforts will be rewarded soon. Kind regards.


10 years, 7 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Hi Karen,
Just logged on tonight and see that you have not been well.
I am not surprised as I am sure all the stress cannot be doing you any good.
So sorry that you did not find Martin when you went to the mainland......i was praying so hard that you would get some news.
please try and get some rest and look after yourself,I wish that there was something that I could do to help you but always know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
God Bless you Karen


Lots of love

Brenda
xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody its me back again. Really glad to be back and the Holywood air will get my strength back. I do feel a lot better. I just have to take it easy for a few weeks and have a bit of a rest so I do have my daily naps and Drew is doing the cooking so I will be back to normal in no time.I have so much to tell you but I will write again tomorow to tell you all about it. I just wanted to thank you all once again for all your messages they really do help. This is the first time that I have opened the web page since my illness I just found it so hard. Even though Martin is all about me and inside my every thought and loads of photos of him every were at home its when I open the webpage and see his beautiful face I do break. I miss him so much and I really did hope that I would find him on our journey but it was not to be. I will tell you all about London tomorrow and once again thank you so much for thinking of us xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Emma Forbes said:
Hi Karen and family
We are all still thinking about you. Hope you're feeling better Karen.
Take care
Love Emma xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Michaela Horan and Tiffany Forde said:
Hi Karen and family,
just leaving you all a wee message to say that we are both praying that Marty can return home safely soon, hope you are all feeling ok, stay strong for marty god bless xx


10 years, 7 months ago, Michaela Horan and Tiffany Forde said:
Hi Karen and family,


10 years, 7 months ago, Jennifer Webber said:
Still thinking of you all xx


10 years, 7 months ago, Laura said:
Thinking of you Marty, as always xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, amer said:
hi karen and Drew
Im glad to hear u are both home safe, i was really saddened to hear about ur heart scare karen. its definatly a sign that u need to take it easy, im glad ur having a rest down in galway. i hope to see u soon, take care xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, emma mccandless said:
i take it from laura's message you haven't been well, i really hope you're ok, give yourself some space and relaxation time, you'll be no good to anyone if you're not healthy yourself, thinking of marty as always xxx


10 years, 7 months ago, Laura said:
I was sorry to hear about your heart scare Karen, I hope you are feeling better. I had a dream about Marty the other night; his hair was long like it was when I first met him years ago. It shows he is always in everyones subconcious as well as our conscious minds.

Marty, still thinking about you loads xx


10 years, 7 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Karen & Drew
Sorry to hear your news hope you are well on the way to recovery and enjoying your well earned rest in Galway. Thought we might have seen you on Sunday for the Marie Curie walk but I,m sure the
Galway Shawl was much more inviting than a totally miserable drisly walk from Bangor.We all arrived back like drowned rats! We soon came back to life when BO & Niall began playing.Thoroughly afternoon/evening was had by all.
I wore my 1 For Marty T-shirt with a distant hope that he may have gone Bangor direction (mind you anyone in their right mind wouldn't have been up and about at 9.45am on Sunday morning)
Hope to catch you soon and the news is better.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 7 months ago, emma mccandless said:


10 years, 7 months ago, Rachel said:
Glad you're both home safe and sound. I saw a huge article about your trip in the belfast telegraph. Its good to know that everybody is aware and everyone can see that you are doing all you can. you have everybody behind you. All this positive energy will bring marty home


10 years, 7 months ago, Maggie said:
Hi there Karen,
Just a wee message to say that it was such a shame i didnt get to see both yourself and Drew, over the weekend. Was only a quick visit with Dad, to see KJ and the McCavanas before i head home to Oz tommorow- but unfortunately i didnt bump into you!
KJ and I saw Fiona and little Aiden on the High Street the other day, they are both looking well - and mentioned you were off to Gallway together. I hope you enjoy your break, you really deserve it.
Good Luck with everything, it was really lovely to get to know you over my short stay in Holywood... and i truely wish you and your family all the strength and courage in the world. I hope and pray that Marty returns home to you soon....
With Love, Maggie x


10 years, 7 months ago, Laura, Glasgow said:
I never stop thinking about you Martin and everyday I hope to turn on the news and hear that you have returned to your loving family. Soo many people miss you and want you home safe. Karen I think you are so strong and brave and I wish you all the strengh in the world to keep believing and keep looking. Someday soon a happy, healthy Martin will come walking through the door. Thinking of you always
Lots of Love
x x


10 years, 7 months ago, anon said:
Hope the whole family is keeping well, and martin returns home soon x


10 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you x


10 years, 8 months ago, CyberScribe said:
I hope you get good news soon!


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Never stop hoping. Marty will come home someday. He loves his family so much.

Marty, thinking about you as always xx


10 years, 8 months ago, alice said:
my heart goes out the the whole of the family...never give up the hope of finding him...anything is possible...good luck...xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Glad your home safe. Martin will soon follow! I think i speak for everyone when I say we will all be here when you want to continue your journey. xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Rhonda said:
Glad to hear you are both back home safely. I know it has been a journey you both had to do even though it has been exhausting for you. Please take time to gain strength again and when you are ready, along with your family and friends, we will continue on our journey to bring 'our Marty' home. All my love & prayers. XXX


10 years, 8 months ago, Tiffany Forde said:
Good to hear your home, hope you are all doing ok, and dont worry to much martin will come home soon, god bless xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Holywood girl said:
My heart goes out to you both. Hopefully, if you can surround yourselves with your family and friends, you will recover from your journey and find strength to continue. Take good care of each other.xxxx


10 years, 8 months ago, DREW said:
We are back home, But without martin, It has been a hard trip but one that had to be done. Karen is doing ok and glad to be back. It has taken a lot out of us but we our looking forword to seeing are frends,And to thank everyone for there support. We will find martin with your help.


10 years, 8 months ago, Elle said:
Hey Martin

Just a quick note to let you know I am still thinking of you. I got to see your mum and Drew this week. Its been so long since I've seen them. I was great just a shame that is wasn't under better circumstances. I truly hope you come back soon Marty. We all miss you so much. No one will ever be able to replace you in my heart. For me you are one of the most amazing guys I've ever met. We all love you Marty come home

Elle
xxxx


10 years, 8 months ago, From a Holywood girl said:
Karen,
I've been following your story and am thinking about you as this phase of your journey comes to an end. It doesn't appear that you have found Martin to bring him home this time, but, I hope you can go home to the rest of your loving family, who I am sure as desperate to see you, spend time with them, rest up, re-gather your strength and energy to continue your search in other ways. Once revitalised you'll be ready to continue and do what you think is best. I'm sure you're two beautiful grandsons will provide you with a beaming smile when you see the changes in them. You're amazing and your family are so lucky to have you. Please try and give yourself time to recover from this enormous journey. I' look forward to hearing more in the coming weeks on how you all are. Forever in my thoughts. xxxxx


10 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you


10 years, 8 months ago, Rona, Bri & Joe said:
Hi Karen and Drew,
Please take care of yourself Karen. We know it’s a difficult time for you!! Stay strong for Martin and all the other missing children. Please stay strong Drew for Karen, Martin and the family. We are here for all of you, if and when you need us. We are all doing our bit – posters on cars, t-shirts worn at every opportunity - day’s out, Jazz In The Park days, whenever – you never know? We will be bringing our t-shirts and posters to Donegal (if that’s OK with you?).
Luck, love, thoughts and hugs,
Rona, Bri and Joe XXX

P.S. Can’t wait to see you both when you get home. xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Hi Keren,
Just logged on as usual to check your progress.
Heard the news about Martins friend that must have been very hard for you.
I pray every night that you get martin back safe with you.
I am sure that your family are so proud of you and i know that you will never give up until you get your son back
God bless you




10 years, 8 months ago, court said:
i think you should never give up hope on finding martin. i dont really no martin but i have seen him walkin about holywood a couple of times he always has a smile on his face wherever he is so hopefully one day he will arrive home with a lovely smile on his face never give up hope nothing is impossibe with love courtney xoxo best wishes to the kelly family and friends
: ) : ) : )


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Good luck for the rest of your journey. It won't be long til you are home with your family again. Stay strong and take care of each other. You are doing a fantastic job. Marty will be so proud.

Marty, as always, thinking of you xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Remli said:
Hi Suzanne

You probably dont remember working with me in the K but I thought I'd wish you a happy birthday anyway!!
I hope you have a lovely day. The best pressie would of course be if Marty came home so heres hopin.....

Marty wherever you are stay safe, your mammy's coming to get you.

Dont give up, he will come home.

Good luck on your travels Karen and Drew.

Remli (Éadaoin)
Cyprus


10 years, 8 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Well it all sounds as if you are doing a great job.I'm sure you're exhausted. Just keep up the good work & good luck! Hope you have a great night with Suzanne wish her a happy birthday from us.Looking forward to seeing you back home soon hopefully with a happy conclusion to your living nightmare.
Love & Hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 8 months ago, Barbara said:
Hello
As i said before i would love to help out whenever you reach Dublin. I am orgianlly from Co.Down, but moved here with work. I have alot of media contacts, so please just let me know what i can do.
Your strength and courage is unbelievable.
You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.
Safe journey
Barbara


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen said:
Hello everyone, I know this is going to be a sad day for everyone in Holywood today. As you all know we would love to be there for to show our love and support for the Forde family, but we are in London now on our last stage of this journey. Our love and prayers are with you Christine, Tony, Tanya, Stacey, Tiffany and Stephen.
My memories of Clifford are all of happy ones all the wee ones all playing in the Square together growing up together into very special young friends. We will always have Clifford in our hearts and souls. No one can take that away from us. All my love xx


Thursday 20th we travelled to Birmingham. The BBC filmed us travelling along in the Marty Mobile and then left us for a few days. We arrived in Birmingam late so on Friday we we phoned different papers and t.v. stations. We walked around trying to find a good place for the Marty Mobile to be parked for everybody to see it.
Saturday 22nd we parked right beside Victoria Square which was great as the huge amount of people walking past it was amazing. The BBC local news filmed us and we even had a brass band playing for us.
Sunday 22nd we travelled halfway out side of London and we stayed in a caravan site there puting up Martins photo. Everyone has been so good putting up his photo. Many thanks every little thing helps.
London here we are such a huge city. Its easy to loose hope here as there are so many people. Our wee friends the BBC are back again things that had been arranged by other people went a bit pear shaped to say the least but we got more phone numbers and off we went to the hostels. No sucess was really made but at least I did speak to people who are in charge of them. I thought I would have just found him walking along but no. We met Suzanne which raised up my spirits again but after a hour we had to leave her to go into Soho to see if we could find any homeless people living on the streets but thankfully they do seem to get hostels and shelters so most of them have a bed. Not a great day.
Tuesday 25th BBC filming again they are like my little shadows you will all see them next week on Tuesday or Wednesday as they are coming over to Holywood. They are nice guys. Went to more hostels and out reach workers and gave out posters of Martin. It is very hard seeing these places as Martin is so much wanted back home but at least they do exsit and they do a brillant job.
Wednesday 26th we are heading into the Talfarar Square to see a few more hostels and to go to the police station where they have workers working with the homeless.
It is Suzannes birthday today so we are going for a meal tonight so Martin my love I will have a wee drink for you tonight xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Emma Forbes(Black) said:
Hi Karen and Drew
Just back from holiday and hope your trip is going well. I saw Fiona and the boys in Holywood today enjoying the sun! I'm sure you're looking forward to seeing them!
We are all still thinking about you everyday,
Take care and have a safe journey home.
Love Emma xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:


10 years, 8 months ago, Lois Erin & Ed said:
hi there
cant believe another week has past so quickly but i wonder is it the same for you both in the marty mobile! trust you are both safe and well and the search is is still going strong - it wont be long until you are all back home - really looking forward to seeing you - keep strong & take care xoxox


10 years, 8 months ago, jonathan and andrea said:
hey mate, we where in enniskillen for the weekend again and had a few friends with us. spent the night round the camp fire laughing at what u got up to the last time u came with us. hope we can all do it agian soon cause it just wasnt the same without you pal. hi karen and drew hope everythings going well and its all good news. we'll have to arrange a weekend up at the cottage with u both when u get home. stay safe and all our love and we'll see u when u get home.


10 years, 8 months ago, kieran said:
i live in birmingham and learnt of your plight only yesterday when i saw your camper van in the city centre!!i want to wish u all the best in your travels and in your search for marty!what u are doing now and the other messages people have written displays such a love its nothing less than awe inspiring!your in my prayers every night from now until yours are answered! good luck with love kieran x x x


10 years, 8 months ago, Carl said:
hey mate, hope ur well everyone missing u!!! moving in2 a new flat and need a hand painting it!!Ur mum and Drew are doing soo well in their search for you. miss u loads,hope u come home soon. hey Karen good luck on the rest of ur journey, and will have a drink waiting 4 you's when you get back!!! xoxox


10 years, 8 months ago, Gareth in Dublin said:
Any news on what date you will arrive in Dublin on? I, amongst others, will be more than keen to help out when you are here. I trust that your journey will ultimately reach its destination and that Marty is home soon. Your courage is an inspiration.


10 years, 8 months ago, Suzanne Kelly said:
Hi Mum,
Looking forward to seeing you in London soon to give you a big hug!
I know this journey has been very hard but the courage, strength, charcater and love you have shown is limitless. I am so proud of you but more importantly i am so proud to be your daughter.
All my love to both you and Drew x


10 years, 8 months ago, Nigel said:
Hi Karen and Drew. I've been thinking about you on your long campaign. You seem to have got in touch with so many people - it can't have been easy with all the heat that's been around as well as well as everything else. There was an amazing thunder and lightning storm in Belfast last night. I was thinking it was the best/most startling I've seen since my travels. I'm sure if Martin was nearby, he was thinking the same. Best of luck, Nigel


10 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi folks,
good to hear things are going so well with the trip...i'm sure you must be completely knackered and emotionally drained, but just think how worth it it will be when you dander into a pub or such-like and see your boy having a pint and a laugh, waiting on his mummy. still thinking of you all each day and praying for good news. i'll be heading over to the lake district myself soon to check out some property so if you'd like me to hand out leaflets or anything get in touch, maybe even do a day handing them out in belfast...whatever you think. you can get in touch by asking lisa brush for my number, she'll get it from mum( i hope that's cool lisa, love to catch up soon x), stay strong, love emma and family xxx
p.s my heart goes out to the forde family xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
hi Karen & Drew
Sounds as if everything is a bit frantic with you at the moment. Keep heart and the good work will pay off soon. We can't wait for the 3 For Marty concert! Good luck for the rest of your trip will see you when you get back.
Love & hugs
Toot & Sharon


10 years, 8 months ago, Mum said:
Hi pet how are you. I have not written to you for a little bit but it not that I have forgotten but with everything happening and sometimes Iam just so tired that I just like to lie and think of you. We are doing everything to try and find you my love so please please try and remember me. I have bad news for you about one of your special friends Clifford but I want to be with you when I tell you about him because I know you will need me to hug you and I have already spoken to Sam and Christine. I know what way you will feel and I dont want to tell you when you are without me so please my pet get in touch. Everybody needs you back home All my dearest love to a very special son. xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen said:
We are just about to leave Manchester for Birmingham. We had a really brillant meeting with the Greater Manchester Police with a superb guy called Chris, He gave us so much information and help plus also loads of hope and support. Thank you Chris we will be in contact.
To Lesley, Adam, Sorrel, and Drews dearest friend Terry thank you for letting us stay with you and just letting us chill out when we needed it. Will see you when you come to Holywood.


10 years, 8 months ago, Aidan's mum said:
Karen,
Aidan and I are still following you story, and wondering if Martin ever did see Aidan's balloon. I hope you muster up the strength to continue your difficult journey. You have a terrific family waiting for you back in Holywood, wanting to hear about all what you've done. Keep going!! You're a terrific lady. xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Maggie in Morrocco said:
Just a wee message to say stay strong Karen and Drew, and i hope everything is going well for you on your trip. Best wishes also to the Forde Family, God Bless xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen said:
Hello everybody Iam sure you are reeling from the news of Clifford but you are all there for me and my family and you will be for the Forde family as well. I miss you all so much and it is only when you are away from a place like Holywood it is very unique. I have a very small loving family which my love for is so strong and special but I must also thank my friends of Holywood because they are part of my family as well. Thank you for being there for me You are all in my heart forever.

On Monday we arrived in Carlise and parked our Marty Mobile up which by the way is a little angel He travels along very nicely and as long as he is fed and gets a little bit of red stuff to put in with the petrol he is a happy chappie. We gave out leaflets and contacted the local police stations to put up Martins photo.
Tuesday 10th July we arrived in the Lake District were a lot of people are visiting so we put up his photos in caravan parks, pubs, and police stations. The people were so nice.
We stayed there until Thursday and then we drove down to Blackpool.
Friday, 14th July BBBC came down to travel with us as they are making a documentory on our journey for Nov. We met up with two really nice guys Dan and Kirk so they filmed the Marty Mobile and people stopping and looking at it. I did a interview for Key103 Radio which was good as it covers Manchester and phoned a lot of papers. That weekend we took a break and just laughed and cryed about the old times. Thank you everybody for listening to me but I just really did want to come home but thank you for your support for helping us along. xx
Monday 17th July we arrived in Manchester and we are staying in Bri"s sisters house were Leisley and Adam have just been terrific. We have been working really hard filming and getting interviews with the local press.
Tuesday we filmed all day as we got permission to park the Marty Mobile in St Annes Square in the middle of Manchester which was great. We stayed there for about three hours and then we went to the Irish Centre for the Homeless and then gave two interviews to the Manchester Evening News and the Irish Post so we were not getting back to Leisleys until after six. We were really tired but went to bed and ready for more today.
Wednesday 19th July we have had to cancel our trip to Liverpool as we have a meeting at 4. oclock with the police who are in charge of the homeless in Manchester so we do need to go there as it is so important as they will have other contacts so I will let you know what happens
Thursday we travel to Birmingham so You will hear from me then.

Just a few wee quick thank yous to Steven in Dublin, Sharon and Toot Iam so sorry about your break in. That must have been the only little monster in Holywood because everybody else were all little angels. Keep your chin up and I will give you both a big hug when we get home. Maggie from Granada thank you for your message of support. Brenda you are so sweet and good just give those two little girls a kiss from me
Gill and Paul thank you also. I shall never forget you all. It is with my families love and all of your love that we are surviving thank you.
Now to my wee sis Mari really cannot wait to see you again and have a big hug
Welcome home Michelle we will have a drink together and you have to tell your Aunt Karen everything!
Fiona, Suzanne, Paul my two little grandsons words cannot express how much I love and miss you My heart is there just for yous. Shall see you soon. xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen said:
To Tony, Christine , Tanya, Stacey,Tiffany & Stephen my love, heart and soul is with you all. When I heard the news of wee Clifford as we all called him my heart broke in two again. We were going to call our journey off to come home but I know in my heart Clifford would not want us too. He was for me at Martins concerts wearing his tee shirt up dancing. I shall always remember all our little families moving into the Kinnegar together such happy times the kids all playing in Kinnegar Court, going to birthdays parties playing down at the rocks and making huts in the Gas Works. If only we could have those happy days back again. Christine, remember in the Priory,reminiscing about the old times and having a laugh I shall always remember that night my love. I dont know were Martin is but I do know he would be devastated about Clifford. I really want to be there for you all as you were all there for me and my family but I have to carry on looking for Martin as I dont think I would have the strength to come back again to continue this journey but now two little faces come into my thoughts last thing at night and first thing in the morning that of Martin and Clifford. I shall always remember wee Clifford with curly blond hair and a face full of freckles. Such a special young man ready for life but tragically it was took away from him. My heart is with you all and I shall see you when we return All my immense love to you all. Karen & Drew and Family.


10 years, 8 months ago, Tiffany Forde said:
Hi Karen and Drew hope your search is going well and you can get some results, im sure clifford is looking over martin wherever he is, thanks for the message Suzanne, are thoughts and prayers are with you all, we spent last night looking at a video of martin and clifford at louises birthday, they were so young and cute, its hard to believe they have both gone somewhere, god bless, good luck and take care, the forde family xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Gill Campbell said:
Hi Karen and Drew,

Hope everything is going well for you over there. Heard you on the radio the other morning Karen. We were sorry to hear about Martin's friend, Clifford - such a tragedy.
Lots of love to you both.
Gill and Paul xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Hope things are going well on the mainland.
Marty, as always, thinking about you. xxxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Lois said:
Hi Karen
I know this has been a particularly difficult few days for you and the tragic news about Clifford has brought a lot of pain but you must keep going you are doing the right thing xxx you have everyones love and support xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Suzanne Kelly said:
Devastated to hear about Clifford, my heart breaks for the Ford family. Its so unbelievably sad

My condolences

Suzanne


10 years, 8 months ago, Angela said:
Gd luck on your journey. Always thinking of you
Much love

Angela


10 years, 8 months ago, Suzanne Kelly said:
Devastated to hear about Clifford, my heart breaks for the Ford family. Its so unbelievably sad

My condolences

Suzanne


10 years, 8 months ago, mari jackson said:

********CLIFFORD FORD********

for anyone who is unaware, young clifford ford, a very good friend of martys, has been discovered dead after falling from a balcony while on holiday with friends in ibiza. karen kelly rang today to tell me the bad news. it's so hard to believe, two guys from the same street/area gone just like that within a short space of time.
our heartfelt condolences go out to the ford family. everyone i've spoken to in our little town, is completely shocked by this and we all know marty would be too.

all our love and sympathy,

mari and garry jackson xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, a friend of marty said:
i no this is a site for marty but on hearing the news of cliffords passing has left me shellshocked they were 2 good freinds that are together again in a better place although i no we would all want them here with us my depest sympathy for cliffords family and we are all still thinkin of marty .


10 years, 8 months ago, Gary said:
I was looking at the missing website and out of curiosity checked myspace for people on here... i came across this profile with the same name... is this him?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=2351396


10 years, 8 months ago, brenda Kelly said:
Hi Karen,
Keep popping onto your website for an update and pray very hard that you will find Marty soon.
If anyone knows anything about karens son please do the decent thing and help this family.
Just read he messages that she puts on the website for her son they would break your heart
Karen you have been amazing i wish that there was something that i could do for you but i am praying every night that you get your son back.
I kiss my two girls at night and tuck them into bed and just thank God that they are with me and safe.
God bless you


Brenda
XXXXx


10 years, 8 months ago, Scotland said:
Thinking of you all at this hard time xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Thinking of you more & more everyday Marty. Stay strong Karen, everyday your getting one step closer. My thoughts are always with you and your family!

Love Laura x


10 years, 8 months ago, Judi said:
Just to let you know I am still thinking of you all. I hope there is some good news for you Karen in the mainland. Fiona hope you and your new arrival are well. We will have to get in touch again soon. Lots of Love


10 years, 8 months ago, Maggie in Granada said:
Hey Karen and Drew,
Your trip sounds like it is going well, and the ´Marty Mobile' sounds wonderful! I hope you are safe and everything is going well, that way Marty will be back in no time. Good luck, Hope to see you when i return for a visit to Holywood in July with Dad.
Much Love, Maggie xx
P.S Arrived in Granada today, and i already love it. Flamenco tonight, and the Alhambra tommorow. I will keep you posted. Stay safe. xx


10 years, 8 months ago, emma mccandless said:
the kelly family,
with moving back home etc i haven't had internet until now. glad to hear all is going well and i hope people start to talk soon. thinking of you all everyday, and praying for martin's safe return. keep strong, love always emma xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Marcia Duning said:
Hope things work out well for you.

Angels That Care

USA


10 years, 8 months ago, Lois, Eddie & Erin said:
Hi Karen & Drew
Trust you made it to Carlisle safely ! Can't believe you've been away a week and a half already - hope things are going really well for you - try and stay strong but i'm sure its hard sometimes - erin sends you a massive hug and kiss and looks forward to seeing you again very soon - your right she's massive - already in size 6-9 months even though she's just turned 5 months !!! anyway just take care of yourselves - we all miss you & cant wait to see you all back home xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Karen & Drew
Sorry we haven't been in touch for a while but have been off work after being burgled twice in the space of 8 days. Would you beleive it? the night of Two for Marty which was thoroughly brilliant and we wake up on Sunday morning to find we'd been done again. Anyway enough of my woes good luck in your search still hoping that your nightmare ends happily very soon.
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 8 months ago, Anon said:
Still thinking about you and dreaming ahout you, come home soon Marty- you're missed so much
xoxo


10 years, 8 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
i hope your achieve your goal! good luck x


10 years, 8 months ago, steven (DUBLIN) said:
Marty only read your story today in the Sunday world its time to go home buddy some one some where has to know something please find it in your hearts to contact his family and help them out i have a great feeling that Marty is safe and well and has had some sort of memory loss and i have no doubt you will see your son safe and well soon come on people lets find this young man and bring him home best wishes to you all from steve and family in Dublin


10 years, 8 months ago, Mum said:
Hi wee son we are still looking for you I love and miss you so much. Just try and remember Dowra our brillant holiday last year please my son and now Iam asking the big Man up above please help us to bring Martin home.
I see you last thing at night and first thing in the morning so you are not alone son I shall be here for you forever I love you my pet xx


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen @ Drew said:
Hi Everybody, we are still in Endinburgh. We had very good reponse from the press and the people of Endinburgh
On Friday we got the bus into the city centre as it is just impossible to park anywhere we were just lucky yesterday. We did an interview for the Endinburgh Evening News which was run today and we have made contact with two really nice journalists who are trying everything they can to get us publicity. Many thanks to you both.
We also met a lovely man at the caravan park who is in charge of the homeless hostels in Wales so he has given us his number and he is putting up posters in the hostels thank you Robert We will be in touch soon.
We also spoke to anyone that was sitting on the streets and to people who were selling the Big Issue so they were fanastic. They all have photos of Martin and one guy is putting them up in all his hostels in Endinburgh. Many many thanks and love. You all hve your own story to tell but you were still interested in ours. xx
Then we went into the Rock Bar, Metal Central, were we wait for it, I asked a beautiful guy behind the bar to put up a poster of Martin. He moved a poster of Metallia and put Martins poster up and his photo of long hair. So hows that Johnney Vamp!Martin is now more famous!!
After a full day of walking the street and we also met Simon Mc Cormick for a coffee which was nice we got the wrong bus home and had to walk three miles in the bucketing rain to get back to our wee nest. We were not happy bunnies so just went to bed at 8 that night If Martin had off been there I would have rung his neck God love him.

Saturday up bright and early and met KJ which was nice so we had a coffee and a chat. We brought her up to her Mums friends house for a Farmers Ball so she is coming back into Endinburgh to night. She is staying with us tonight and then leaving 2morrow. I will miss her she is a wee dote.
Tomorrow Monday we head to Carlise for more interviews and hopfully radio so we are pushing all the time. Just hoping and loving you Martin all the time that we will find you.
Thank you Wendy for emailing us We are a bit hard to miss all my love for thinking of us.
To everybody back home enjoy the world cup and love and miss you all loads.
To my family I miss you all so much. Just thank you for being there for us through all the ups and downs I love you. xx O I nearly forgot to tell everybody Caollin is now saying Martin so to my two little angels I shall see you soon and all my cuddles and kisses.
Mari, my wee sis and rock, she seems to know when to phone to help us along the way see you and Garry soon.
To everybody also I have not mentioned please forgive me but you are all in my heart without you all we would not be here giving us the chance to find my son who I miss so much Thank you xx
Lois, Eddie and wee Erin thank you also Iam sure Erin is getting big. Looking forward to seeing her when I get back.
To all my friends who ring us and text us we love you but you all know that.
Will email again soon with more news Lots of love xx


10 years, 8 months ago, wendy said:
hi just passed the mobile on my way home from work and was curious as to who martin was, so i searched the internet and found out. i hope with all my heart that your journey brings your son home. all my love and best wishes, my thoughts and prayers will be with you. wendy.


10 years, 8 months ago, rikko beck said:
dear marty and family, i still havnt given up hope and am waitin to see marty back in holywood, im glad to hear about the marty mobile, havnt seen it yet but it sounds class!! i hope your trip is a sucess and that you can find marty. all the best xoxo


10 years, 8 months ago, Karen & Drew said:
Many thanks once again for your messages. It is hard but we get up in the morning with a little bit more hope in finding Martin. We
arrived in Edinburgh last night and we are in a camp site outside about 4 miles. We went into the city 2day and parked nearly beside the castle and guess what the Queen was there so she might have seen the Marty Mobile as well! We have been trying to arrange interviews with the local papers and they are phoning me back so I hope tomorrow we will get the papers publicity. The amount of people going by the Marty Mobile has been huge and they are taking photos of it so hopefully someone might just recognize him heres hoping. We will be in Edinburgh until Sunday so we are going to get plenty of publicity here It is such a huge and vast city. Thank you sis for letting everybody know about not be able to contact you all daily but it is hard at times to find internet access but were we are at the moment it is good. Michael and everybody in the Attic thanks for your wee message its means a lot to us. All our love and best wishes without you all we could not have done this. Will keep you all updated tomorrow. Loads of love Karen & Drew
Michelle nearly forgot about you that would never do hope you are having a ball and thank you for your message The Marty Mobile will have a few stories to tell when it returns. Keep safe xx


10 years, 8 months ago, mari jackson said:
hi all,

just thought it important to let you know, karen and drew are having problems getting on the internet via their laptop at the moment. however, they are looking out for internet cafes etc, on their journey so they can keep you all up to date with progress, so please bear with it while they try.
besides that, they're both drumming up a lot of interest in martys case and many people they have met are genuinely offering to help. having already been to glasgow and dundee, they are now in edinburgh. here's hoping and praying for the right result..........

big love,

mari


10 years, 8 months ago, Remli said:
Marty I didnt know you very well but I had fun when I worked with you a long time ago in the Duck. I hope with all my heart you are safe and well and you're able to come home soon.
I dont pray very often but I did pray to my Gran to ask her to mind you wherever you are, and to look after your mam and sisters until you come home to them.
I know so many of your friends and I know they think about nothing else other than you and where you are. If you can please contact them and let them know you're safe. Jonny misses you so much.

Stay safe Marty and to your family and all those searching for you, stay strong, he will come home.

Remli (Éadaoin)
Cyprus


10 years, 8 months ago, Remli said:
Marty I didnt know you very well but I had fun when I worked with you a long time ago in the Duck. I hope with all my heart you are safe and well and you're able to come home soon.
I dont pray very often but I did pray to my Gran to ask her to mind you wherever you are, and to look after your mam and sisters until you come home to them.
I know so many of your friends and I know they think about nothing else other than you and where you are. If you can please contact them and let them know you're safe. Jonny misses you so much.

Stay safe Marty and to your family and all those searching for you, stay strong, he will come home.

Remli (Éadaoin)
Cyprus


10 years, 8 months ago, Laura said:
Hope you are all doing well and the response on the mainland has been positive. You are incredibly brave.
Still thinking about you, as always Marty xxx


10 years, 8 months ago, Dermot Browne said:
Karen,
Can you pse call me on contact no. shown on www.miss.ie.

Tks

Dermot Browne


10 years, 9 months ago, Rhonda said:
Hoping you both have a safe and successful journey. All my hope and prayers are for you and 'our Marty'. God bless you all. XXX


10 years, 9 months ago, Michael said:
Hi Karen/Drew
Just to let you know that we are all thinking of you both and that everyone at the attik wish you a safe journey. Lets bring Marty home to the biggest party ever. God Bless.
Michael and Staff.xx


10 years, 9 months ago, Dermot Browne said:
Karen,
Iam chairperson of a small support group for families of missing persons in the 26 counties. If we can be of any help please contact us - please dont feel that you carry this weight alone!
Thinking of you.

Dermot Browne


10 years, 9 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi karen and drew,just a wee quick message to let you know that i am still thinking of you and checking for news everyday.take care in the marty mobile,dont drive how my parents do and you will be grand,haha!lots of love and prayers,michellexxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Lois, Eddie & Erin said:
Hi Karen & Drew,

trust you have arrived safe and well in St Andrews ! this is just a wee message to let you know we are thinking of you every day !! there's no need to feel lonely just remember we are all supporting you and if we could we would be there with you ! take care of yourselves and stay strong xx


10 years, 9 months ago, a well wisher from the mainland said:
I have thought about you loads since you began this trip, wondering where you might be and if anyone has been able to help you. I just hope and pray that you will get a breakthrough soon. This trip must be really hard for you all, but hope you keep mustering the strength to start again each day. Take good care of each other. Martin is soooo lucky to have you looking for him.xxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Mum said:
Hi my wee son having a look everywhere for you. I know you are out there somewhere so I will find you. Please just try and think about me and all the love that your family has for you, you are never alone I love you so much my son that I even know how to use the computor in the internet cafe so hows that! well just about. But my honey You might see us coming past you so just hop aboard and home we go. I love you and miss you so much. Looking at a sky without stars is like not having you here with us Please my love just try and remember who you are and just phone. Love
you with my heart and soul.


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody, thank you for all your messages please please keep them coming in. We are feeling a wee bit lonely on the road but everybody has been fantanstic
We arrived late on Thursday night so had a good nights sleep.
Friday in Glasgow was raining
but we put leaflets up at the train station and at the metro and got in contact with all the Glasgow Newspapers.
On Saturday after saying goodbye to my lovely Fiona, Paul, and grandchild Aodhan Martin, we went into the city centre where we were able to park outside Glasgow City Hall so we got loads of publicity. In Dundee they had already ran the story about Martin on that day so people were already aware of our plight. Thank you Glasgow for all your help and love.
On Sunday we arrived at the Blues festival in Dundee and huge publicity there. We parked the Marty Mobile outside the bars and the bands from the stage asked everyone to look at the motor home ouside. We also did an interview for the The Courier which was brillant with Drew and myself outside the Marty Mobile so we are hopeful that might get us some sightings. We have a free telephone number which is 0800 555 111 and please anybody with even the least information please phone this number You might just be able to get Martin back to me and his family.
Monday we are in St Andrews and we are travelling down to Endinburgh. We were that busy in Glasgow and Dundee that I have not been able to get in contact with you before so please forgive me.
Many Many thanks to the people of Glasgow and Dundee for their warmth and love that they have shown us.
To everybody who sees us on the road just look at Martins photo something might just click with you. He is the most beautiful guy and he would speak to anyone and I know in my heart he just wants to come home.
To everybody in Holywood we miss you all so much. I wish you could have came with us. My family who is always in my heart and on the phone I love you. and to my wee sis Mari and her family I miss you loads. but we know that everybody is with us in spirit, Love and miss you all Karen and Drew. Will tell you about Endinburgh when we arrive.


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
I hope everything is going as well as it possibly can for you on the mainland. It's impossible to contemplate what agonies you must face as a family daily. But I sincerely believe that if anything can bring Marty home his mothers love can. I pray every day for his safe return.
Marty, as always, thinking about you xxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Any chance of a picture of the Marty Mobile on the home page so that we can look out for it?


10 years, 9 months ago, Lisa said:
Karen and family,
I'm from Northern Ireland but have been living in London for the past 5 years. I was so moved when I read about Marty and have been following all the developments on your website. I am praying daily for his safe return and also strength for you and your family on your journey. You are such a courageous and brave woman, it's inspiring.
I know you have the mobile but if you need a place to stay in London, or if there is anything else I can help you with while you are here, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. If even for a couple hours rest and a cup of tea.
My thoughts are with you as you make this very important journey, Lisa x


10 years, 9 months ago, victor brown said:
good luck

victor/groomsport


10 years, 9 months ago, mari jackson said:

so glad to know you've all landed safe and well, thanks for keeping us updated so soon. hope you all have a good nights sleep in preparation for what will be a very long journey.
karen, a lovely man (customer called ian), came into our shop this evening. he's a local guy you might know to see, and he's in a works committee who do fundraising for charities on a regular basis. anyway, he wants to propose the "our marty kelly" fund to the committee as the next charitable donation they give to. this will likely be in september this year and he just wants to check that it will be ok with you first? i said i can't see a problem, but would run it by you anyway before confirming. he has the latest newspaper articles about how the money is being used etc, and will use these in his approach to the committee. i thought it was a very kind gesture and it's brilliant that donations are ongoing.
spoke to wee roma earlier re' spanish house-warming, but email me for an update!

big love and good luck to you and drew. you're both so brave.

all our love,

mari and garry xxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Maggie in Spain said:
Hola Karen and Drew,
Currently in Valencia, missing everyone in Holywood lots! Fantastic to hear about your journey- i´ll be thinking of you both and sending you lots of luck and spanish sun. xxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Well we have landed in one piece just about so we have just left Fiona and Paul off at their hotel and Drew and myself are heading on to the caravan site. Thank you everybody for all the messages and support in getting us here. Mari my wee sis missing you already and thank you Rona, Bri, Joe, Garry Lawerence. Neil, and Jake for sending us off It made it for us. Will tell you all tomorow about interviews and media so love to everybody You are all in my heart and soul.


10 years, 9 months ago, Max & Mags said:
Hi Karen and Drew

Good luck on your journey. We will be thinking of you each day of your trip and will be following your itinerary. If love alone could bring Martin home he should be back home very soon. See you when you get back (with Marty we hope).xx


10 years, 9 months ago, Lois & Eddie Hamilton said:
Hello Karen & Drew.

Sorry we didn't catch you before you left but just to say we hope you have a successful trip! we will be thinking of you over the next four weeks - dont forget to keep in touch ! take care of yourselves & good luck XX


10 years, 9 months ago, Gwennie & Stanley & Family said:
Karen,

Just wanted to wish you and Drew every success in your quest to find Martin. You know that we are thinking about you all constantly and praying that things will turn out for the best. Drive safely and take good care of each other. God Bless


10 years, 9 months ago, Emma Black (Forbes) said:
Hi Karen and Drew
Just wanted to say good luck with your trip to find Martin. I hope it all goes well and you are able to bring Martin home. We are all thinking about you. Take care! See you soon love Emma xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
I just want to wish you loads of luck in your search for Marty on the mainland. I will be thinking of you lots and praying for Marty's safe return home.
Marty, as always, still thinking of you xxxxxxxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, michelle from holywood said:
your son martin has touched everybody lifes,as he is such a well liked guy no matter what he was doing he always had time to say hello and a chat he is a credit to you i pray that you & your family find him safely and that this horrible nightmare ends for you and you get your little boy home with you and your family were he belongs good luck for your trip your son will be very proud of yous


10 years, 9 months ago, louise said:
Just heard your interview with Frank on u105. As a mum of one teenage girl and two younger boys my heart goes out to you. I really hope that you find your son as it must be every parents nightmare. You are so right when you say that no one thinks that these things will happen to them - unfortunately they do. None of us know what each day brings but I hope that one day soon your son will come home. Good luck. Louise Banbridge


10 years, 9 months ago, Barbara said:
I see from your schedule that you will be in Dublin at the end of your journey. If i could help out in any way please just let me know. I have a lot of contact down here.
All the best and may you have a safe and positive journey.
barbara


10 years, 9 months ago, Deborah said:
I just saw your interview on GMTV and it really touched my heart. I hope that someone out there watching has seen it and will be able to give you some information on where he is.
I will be praying for you both that you get some information about your lovely son and praying that he is kept safe and well until you find him again.


10 years, 9 months ago, mari jackson said:
hi karen and drew,

well my goodness, i am just so proud of you two, and so proud that our wee town and country has enabled you to do this journey of hope at last. i have never known such love and support for a family in all my nursing, fundraising and singing life!! you guys are special beyond belief and marty kelly you are such a gem, precious and glowing bright. did you ever imagine you were so loved by so many???
when i read these messages, a lump comes in my throat, my eyes well up and i just fill up with emotion for you marty, for your mum, for drew and for all your family and friends. none of us can even imagine how they feel inside. there must be a huge void in their lives that only you can fill marty.

please, please come home wee pet, and anybody out there, please be aware that martys appearance could have changed considerably from the photos on this website. maybe he has amnesia or a brain injury of some sort and maybe he's living rough and looking unkempt or not as he normally does. please look deeper, possibly beneath the long hair and tatters, and find this lovely couple their beautiful wee son. everybody knows he will get all the help he needs.
karen i will be there on thursday to wave goodbye to you my wonderful newfound friend and sister, and you know wherever you are, i'm with you in heart and spirit. you know there will be good days and bad days on this journey and you and drew are going to come through them all once again, because you have something very special between you.

may god bless you both and give you back your wee darling.

all my love,

mari xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Michelle Baker said:
Hi Karen and Family,
I knew Martin through school. Im now living in Dundee, i seen on your itenery that you will be in Dundee on sunday 2nd.
Thought you might like to know that there is a thing called Gala Week on starting on sun, always very busy and brings in lots of people. Thought you might like to go along in your Marty Mobile to get more publicity. Its in a small town just outside Dundee called Broughty Ferry (about 10mins), i work in a bar there. If you need any information on Dundee id love to help, even just to put up some posters or something.. Good Luck and i look forward to seeing you in Dundee..


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen, just reading these messages illustrates the love and support that is with you on this trip. I'm sure it will be tough but just remember each day when you get up, what you are doing it for and even though we aren't all going with you, we will be with you every step of the way in spirit. Your courage and strength should be a lesson to us all. And Martin what can be said you are an amazing person who has touched so many hearts in different ways, when you read all these messagesits pretty clear!!


10 years, 9 months ago, suzanne, your big sis said:
Hi Martin,
I've ben missing you like crazy, would love to see you soon! Hurry back home, we all miss you beyond words. Love you always xxxxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Good luck for your trip, i really hope you find Martin, never give up hope he is out there somewhere waiting to be found and just think ahead to the joy you will have when you hold him in your arms again. I cannot comprehend how much love and hope you have for your son, your are one amazing woman Karen, all our thoughts are with you when you travel, good luck and god bless xx


10 years, 9 months ago, lorraine said:
i was martins teacher at school and i just wanted to say that he is never far from my thoughts. i hope he comes home soon, he is missed


10 years, 9 months ago, jonny said:
hope everything is going well in preparation for the trip in the marty mobile. all our thoughts and love will be with you while you are away doing this fantastic journey. faith, hope, strength and determination is what keeps us all going no matter how difficult things get. karen, you are all these things multiplied by a thousand.hopefully see you before you head off.

marty, everybody is missing you and wondering when we'll see you next. your mum and drew are coming to bring you home. take it easy chum


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
when do you think the gmtv interview will be broadcast??


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody we are nearly on our way gmtv have being doing a interview with us so many thanks for that we need as much publicity as possible I will update this site every day Many thanks


10 years, 9 months ago, Maggie Grant said:
Karen, I wish you from the bottom of by heart all the luck in the world for your journey on Thursday to find Marty. It is important that you know you are being thought about everyday by me and others like me who care about you. You have touched our hearts in more ways than you can ever imagine. Bless you Karen. Maggie


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
good on you all, the tv shows, everything, i'm sure with all this publicity people will start to talk and martin will be found. everyone will be with you in spirit and i'm sure you'll get just as much support on the mainland. thinking of you every step of the way. karen, you are just so so brave, every night when i kiss my baby goodnight i think of you and it breaks my heart, your children are just the most precious and important thing to us parents, so i pray that you'll have your little boy in your arms again and kissing him goodnight...everynight. wishing you all the best of luck, emma xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi karen and all the family.i am now in new zealand,but wanted to let you all know that not a day goes by that i dont think of you all,and of marty.am looking at website nearly everyday to see if theres any news so hopefully i will log on in next few weeks to see the message we are all waiting for.thinking of you,lots of love michellexx


10 years, 9 months ago, Mum said:
Hi wee son, Iam on my way to get you home. You will love the MARTY MOBILE. To anyone who reads this site please if you know or think you know my beautiful son please get in touch. I love him so much and so much want him back. Martin you have been away for 6 months now so your lift is ready for you. i love you Martin please come back to me. My love for you is from the stars above and back again We all miss you so much xx


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody thank you all once again for your messages of support please keep them coming in as they really do help us face each day.
Well, our MARTY MOBILE is
getting ready for its big trip with posters and banners all over it. So give us a beep.

OUR ITINERARY

We leave from Belfast on Thursday 29th June at 5.10 and we then drive on to Glasgow.
We shall do interviews such as radio, television and newspapers on Friday 30th July.
On Sunday 2nd July we drive to Dundee for more interviews on Monday 3rd July .
On the 4th July we drive to Endinburgh for further interviews on Thursday 6th July.
On 9th July we drive to Carlisle for extra interviews on 10th July
On the 14th July we drive to Blackpool still trying to get as much publicity for Martin as I can on Sat 15th July.
On the 16th July we drive to Manchester hopefully to appear on This Morning on Monday 17th July
On the 18th July we drive to Liverpool with more interviews arranged on Wednesday 19th July
On the 20th July we drive to Birmingham conducting interviews on Fri 21st July
On the 22nd July we drive to London hopefully to appear on Richard and Judy Show on Monday 24th July
On the 27th July we drive to Cardiff for our final interview on Friday 28th July
We then drive up to Fishguard and home on the 30th July calling into Dublin to publicize Martins case.
I will keep you all updated daily and hopefully when we find Martin on the way we will be home sooner so Mari get your dancing shoes on.As I have told you all before, you the people of Holywood have made this mission of hope possible and I will never forget you all
I opened a card yesterday which I gave to Martin when he went to Africa and this is what I wrote to him
A NEW PATH IS JUST BEFORE YOU OFFERED TO PEOPLE SO FEW
JUST REMEMBER YOU SHALL SUCCEED BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST YOU.
I know this is a good omen for me and to my family who want him back so much. I will have Martin walking down the street again smiling that big huge smile.
All my love to everybody xx


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
karen and drew,
we all wish you good luck and we'll all be waiting to here the news that marty is on his way home. we'll be thinking of you every day , love emma and family xx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
thinking of you all as you prepare for your trip. i hope it is a fruitful venture.
also thinking of your family left behind in holywood, waiting on your return. god bless you all and may he keep you safe.


10 years, 9 months ago, Nigel said:
I'm thinking of you as you go to Great Britain to look for Martin. Marty, come home.


10 years, 9 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Karen,
just popped onto your sight and saw my name mentioned by you.
Thats the type of person you are,very thoughtful even though your world is falling apart.
I pray that you find your son you are an example to us all as to how a mother should be.
If i am half a mother to my girls then that will do me.

God bless you in your search for your son and if anyone knows anything about Martins disappearance then for gods sake please help his family by telling them anything you know even if you think it is irrelevant you could be the person to end this misery for his family

Please help karen to get her son back


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you all and especially you Marty.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Jonny said:
was great seeing you karen and drew the other night up in the attic. had a good laugh with you and i was glad that we had that wee chat about stuff karen, helped me get some things out. can't believe what you've been faced with lately and i pray and hope with every ounce in my body and soul that things work out 4 you. again the strength and determination of you both is just phenommenal and it inspires me to keep going onwards and upwards. not long now til the marty mobile gets going on its first of hopefully many trips. scooby doo's mystery machine doesn't even come close to the marty mobile, the mobile would easily win in a race!!!! haha. hope to see you before you head off. drew, make sure you get plenty of sleep during the trip, 5000 miles is 1 helluva distance so good luck,plenty of red bull and lucozade into you and you'll be grand!!!

marty, was down in dublin a few weeks ago with richard seeing metallica live. you would've loved it like we did even tho you ain't the biggest fan of em. when they played 'nothing else matters' you were all i thought of as i sang along, with a tear in my eye, with 55,000 other ppl, absolutely amazing. thinkin of you all the time. look after yourself and see ya layta mate.


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
wishing you all the best, i'll be back in belfast the 1st of july so if you need anything at all please get in touch. i really hope you find him and that he's safe and warm.
fiona, i'd love to get in touch with you and see your boys so if you feel like it i'd love to hear from you .
take care and keep thinking positive, positive thinking can be very powerful xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Jennifer Webber said:
I think of Martin every day...my heart goes out to you all xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Martins Mummy said:
Aidan you are such a thought full beautiful boy Thank you so much for thinking of Martin. I hope he finds your balloon too and I will let you know if he does. Thank you so much my pet Your mummy I know is proud of you. xx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
We now live in england, originally from holywood. i regulary look on the site for news and my son, also called Aidan!, wondered who the big boy was i was looking at. So, i told him that martin is lost and his mummy can't find him. he thinks that is very sad. Last week, his school were doing a balloon release, and his teacher called me in, to show me the message he'd written on his card. "Martin, phone you're mummy, she misses you."
I hope you don't mind me sharing this story with you, who knows, perhaps he will find Aidan's balloon one day. All our love.xxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Mum said:
Well my beautiful son Drew and I are heading over next Thursday to try and find you and give you the biggest hug in the world. I love and miss you so much but in my heart I know I will see you soon Look after yourself until we get there and we will bring you home safe and sound My love is with you everywhere I love you my son xx


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Sorry about that I pressed the wrong button so please forgive the spelling mistakes as well.
Here I go again, There are so many beautiful and supportive people but there are a few who are not.So if you know hm or see him please phone the missing persons number or the local police.

THE MARTY MOBILE is now getting ready for its big trip so to everybody on the Mainland when you see OUR MARTY MOBILE going past just beep and look at my sons beautiful face with his huge big smile and you will know that is why I and Drew are searching for him. Just trying everything that is possible and to Mari, the concerts and the PEOPLE OF HOLYWOOD made this TRIP OF HOPE possible All my love and thanks xx
Myself and my family just love him and want him home and also everybody in Holywood wants him back so much. He is so sadly missed.
The itinerary I will let you know on Thursday but we are leaving on the 29th June and coming back on the 30th July so that gives us a full month to search so thank you everyone once again and all my love xx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen,
great to hear from you! i think people woory as much about you as we do about martin. good luck and all the best. thinking of you.xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody, Iam sorry that I have not written to you all sooner but after the concerts which as you all know were brillant Mari, my we sis and myself were shattered.
My doctor advised me to take a break as physically and mentally I was drained, so I did take her advise and just chilled out in the garden for a week in our nice weather.
Suzanne my daughter was home from London so it was nice to be with her and also be with Fiona and my beautiful grand children. It was nice being able to bring Caollin to the park and being a granny again.
So now Iam all refreshed, brain working well and rady for our big TRIP OF HOPE IN OUR MARTY MOBILE search for Martin, but thank you all so much for e mailing me and giving me the love and support that comes with ach message.
To Jennnie, please tell Nassima"s Mum my love and heart is with her and try and stay strong. Your little girl loves you with all of her heart and I hope and pray that you get her back soon All my love xx
Brenda, it was so lovely to hear from you. How is your little family and I hope you like it down under. xx
Michelle, I hope you are behaving and enjoying yourself just lke your big Auntie Karen ! Have a brill time and as for sis when we find Martin I know she will be organizing the best one ever
THREE FOR MARTY
All my love and take care xx

OUR TRIP DETAILS
Ww are aiming for to try and get as much publicity for Martin as possible so we are travelling from Belfast to Stranrear on the 29th June at 17.20 covering 14 destinations on our way down to London.
Why we are doing this is because just in case Martin might be on the Mainland and as we are driving by someone might regonise his face from the posters and banner that will be covering the Marty Mobile. Iam also going to try and get as much medi attention as possible television and papers so if you are intrested please just leave me a message.
Our main aim is to find Martin but also to make people aware for people going missing for no reason. It can happen to anybodys family so please if anyone can help us find him just phone the missing persons number and they will get in contact with me.
I would love to be able to give everyone my own mobile number but even though there are so many beautiful people


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Hey Marty,

Still thinkin about ya!! Hope ur ok. xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, sim said:
can someone let us know whats happening? any news?


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking of you all. I hope things go really well for you on the mainland.
Take care Marty
xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
noticed there has been no posts from the family for a while and just wanted to say i hope you are all "keeping your heads above water" at the minute. It's incomprehensible to the rest of us what you're all going through, but, please know that the thoughts of many are with you all. Take good care of each other.xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen and family, any update on martin? anything i can do? get in touch, love emma xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Craig (Glasgow) said:
Hi to all the family of this young man

Marty young man, where ever you are, get in contact with your family/friends. They are missing you ever so dearly.

My deeepest thoughts are with the family at a time as tragic as this.

Take Care all.

Craig, Glasgow


10 years, 9 months ago, Craig (Glasgow) said:
Hi to all the family of this young man

Marty young man, where ever you are, get in contact with your family/friends. They are missing you ever so dearly.

My deeepest thoughts are with the family at a time as tragic as this.

Take Care all.

Craig, Glasgow


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
hi,
is there any news on what is happening with the search in the mainland. Has it started?
What are the plans?


10 years, 9 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi karen and family,just a wee quick message to say i am thinking of you as you head to the mainland in your marty mobile!hopefully this is the start of it and marty will be home for a celebration party,better tell your new sis to get her skates on and get organised!lots of love from down underxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Karen
I worked with you in Tesco and have Migrated to Perth Western australia
I looked at your sons website and cant believe that he is still missing
You must be devastated
I remember in tesco you would always talk about your Children with such love and pride and i really hope and pray that you find him soon
god bless you

Brenda Kelly


10 years, 9 months ago, Brenda Kelly said:
Ksren,
I worked with you in Tesco and have not migrated to Perth Western Australia.
I looked at your sons website and cant believe he is still missing.
You must be devastated.
I remember in tesco you would always talk about your children with such love and pride and I really hope and pray that you find him soon
God Bless you


Brenda Kelly


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
hey marty hope ur havin fun where ever u r, jus be ready for when ur mum comes to get you, hope ur home soon xx


10 years, 9 months ago, lindsay said:
i never knew marty that long when i moved to belfast but all the time i was there marty and i got on really well i just wish he that he will get in contact for his family's sake and others , we miss you marty please come home. x x x x


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen,
was just wondering how your plans for the mainland are coming along. Have you got an itinerary? would love to be able to go along and see you at one of your venues if poss. Thinking of you all.xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


10 years, 9 months ago, Jennie Andrews said:
I'm hoping that Martin is in the UK my prayers are with you all. I don't know him but I am a cousin of Nassima Sadia and I wish to offer my support to you all. xx www.bringnassimahome.com


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Hey Marty,

Hope you're ok wherever you are. still thinking about you everyday xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hey marty, wherever you are i hope it's not as hot as here, it's 30 degrees and is going into the mid thirties tomorrow, i'm looking forward to getting home to the good old irish weather as i'm sure you are, i hope you're about when we get back, take care of yourself x


10 years, 9 months ago, Emma L said:
Hi Karen
I've noticed that the contact number for PSNI is 08456008000 which isn't the same on the website. Just wondered if this should be updated or maybe that number is ok? Just a thought. Take care xx


10 years, 9 months ago, Emma L said:
To Karen, Drew, Raymond and all the family. What a great concert. It just goes to show what a close community we are. Isn't it wonderful how we can all club together in times of need. I wish you all the luck in the world finding marty and you will be in my prayers everyday. Love to you all
Emz xxxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Marty I only met you a few times but what has happened has touched me more than I thought possible. Your family have been so brave and dignified, even at times when I'm sre they don't feel like being either. They are working so hard to bring you home. It's impossible for me to imagine what they are going through. I don't have children and sometimes I'm grateful I don't. For anything to happen to one of them would break my heart irrepairably. I think about you every day and hope that wherever you are you are happy. Please come home soon Marty xxxx


10 years, 9 months ago, LW said:
Marty, still thinking about you every day!! Can't wait to see your smiling face again. Hopefully sooner rather than later! Good luck in the UK Karen....keep us updated. Love L xx


10 years, 9 months ago, CMF said:
marty,miss you mate.cant stop thinking about all the brilliant times we had growing up down kinnegar,i always had a good time when you were there.your concerts were amazing,just the sort of thing you would have enjoyed- although it wasnt the same without you there.i've always loved your mum,but now i have the upmost respect for her after seeing her up on stage at the concerts,you should be so proud.Just keep expecting to see you everyday,i haven't stopped thinking about you.i know ill speak to you soon,but until then take care of yourself.love CF


10 years, 9 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you all x


10 years, 9 months ago, rikko beck said:
yo marty chief, your concerts were kick ass! u would have loved every minute of it. it was nice to see the amount of people that care about u, im sure there were hundreds more people who didnt know bout the concerts. glad to see u r still at your charity work :) a mans work is never done as they say! hopefully u have helped raise tens of thousands for your cause. speak soon amigo, will keep a big smile on my face just for u :)


10 years, 9 months ago, rikko beck said:
yo marty chief, your concerts were kick ass! u would have loved every minute of it. it was nice to see the amount of people that care about u, im sure there were hundreds more people who didnt know bout the concerts. glad to see u r still at your charity work :) a mans work is never done as they say! hopefully u have helped raise tens of thousands for your cause. speak soon amigo, will keep a big smile on my face just for u :)


10 years, 9 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you every day Marty. xxx


10 years, 9 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Thoughts are with your family, I hope that your family get peace soon.


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
well the 2 nights r over dont think holywood will be the same mari u r 1 in a million karen i wish i had ur strength fiona suzzanna omg wot a mum u have tresure her forever good luck with ur plans and marty hurry home i want a drink served only by u holywood ppl hold ur head high im proud to be part of u thank u


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I pray to God to look after Marty every night, I hope he is safe and well and being looked after and warm and dry and knows what is going on.
I wish you the very best of luck for finding Marty in the UK. I hope you don't have to suffer anymore. Good luck, I will pray for you.


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I pray to God to look after Marty every night, I hope he is safe and well and being looked after and warm and dry and knows what is going on.
I wish you the very best of luck for finding Marty in the UK. I hope you don't have to suffer anymore. Good luck, I will pray for you.


10 years, 10 months ago, j f said:
the 2 nights of the concerts will be remembered for a very long time in holywood by all that went and by many more.they were absolutely fantasstic gigs and the bands were just spectacular. i only met mari jackson through volunteering to help out on the friday night and i realise now that she is one of gods own people. the amount of work and effort that she put in to make these memorable nights happen is second to none, without her they may have never happened. i'm glad i was able to be a part of it all and really enjoyed both gigs and won't forget them for the rest of eternity( or until amnesia sets in!!)
karen, you looked wonderful both nights and your strength and love has been a true inspiration to me and has made me look at things differently in life. hope all goes well and that your trip to the mainland is successful.can't believe how much money was raised from the concerts,thats just something else. hope all is well with you and the family.
marty, trust me mate, you missed one helluva weekend, it was right up your street, family, loadsa friends, great music and lots of partying!!!!!! miss you chum.take it easy.


10 years, 10 months ago, a mainland supporter said:
Wow!! That is fabulous news!!! It really will make a big difference to your trip and as you say, get you loads of publicity. It would be great, if you could keep us posted as to where you will be on the mainland and when, so us over here can keep an eye out, maybe come along to support you. Take care and good luck.


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
Hello everybody, just a quick note to say we are now soon going over to Scotland and travellng down to London wait for it! IN OUR MARTY MOBILE . We have been very kindly donated a motor home by a Holywood shop and family which we will travel in down throughout the mainland. We will have banners and posters of Martin on it so if you see us beeb your horn, and keep a wee eye our for our Marty. Thank you everyone who has donated their homes to us and it is very much appreciated but this is a far better way to get publicity for Martin. I will keep you posted on what it is happening over the next few days and I love you all. Many many thanks.


10 years, 10 months ago, Laura said:
i'm so pleased you raised so much money over the weekend. Marty will be proud.
Still thinking about you Marty. Come home soon. xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Elina said:
Wishing Martin's family and friends peace and strength through this hard time. I pray that Martin is safe and will be coming home soon.
Positive thoughts,

Elina

Kent, England.


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I'm thrilled for your family, that you had such a success with the concerts, and hope that now you can bring martin back to his family. Good Luck and I will continue to follow your story, and look forward to the happy ending!!


10 years, 10 months ago, Julianne (nee Duffy) said:
Karen,
my heart goes out to you. Originally from Holywood,(i remember Fiona but you's probably don't remeber me!) now living in Hampshire, about 1hr from London, please let me know if I can do anything from here. There'd be a place for you here as a base if needed or anything at all. Keep your faith and I'm sure you'll get your reward. I can't imagine what you're feeling. I've got 2 wee ones of my own and pray to God that i never go through the same ordeal as you. God blessxxxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Mum said:
Well my wee son, how are you?

You missed a wonderful weekend and it was all for you. Everybody from Holywood, Raleigh International, all your friends and of course all of your family were there waiting just for you to have a dance with them.Fiona, Suzanne, Paul and Drew. Your Dad was also there. You were with us all in spirit but now we want you back personally just to see your face and give you a hug.
I stood back at the side of the hall for a few moments watching and I could just imagine you and Carl up dancing and acting like clowns together with me in the middle. I miss you all the time my son, but at that moment if I could have had a pair of wings and knew where you were I would have flown to you.
You are still my baby even though you are a beautiful young man and I just want you home.
Caollin kissed your banner with your photo on it on both nights and just wants you home to play with him again.Little baby Aodhan is getting a bit bossed by Caollin so I think he needs you back to teach him how to defend himself.
We all miss you so much and Iam coming over to get you my precious in the middle of June.
If anyone knows Martin looking at this web page and knows where he is well then you will know how unique of a guy he is and all of Holywood just wants him back with his big smile and his chat.
Your room is ready, your bed is made, your guitar is sitting on it. Remember our deal you learn to play the guitar and I learn to play the bodran. It has to be done!
I miss you with my whole body, heart and soul. You are my son, my friend my wee drinking companion, and all of me now is just missing you.
PLEASE COME BACK TO ME
A BIG BIG HUG AND KISSES TO YOU. XX


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
such fantastic news for the kelly family, i'll never get mascara to stay on, maybe i should apply it after checking this sight daily.
karen, good luck on the mainland, we're home in july for a while and i'd love to do something to help. posters will be put up every 2 weeks in the east end of london until he's found. a few of my bar owner friends have put his poster up in
the toilets aswell. really praying for you and martin. take care and get some rest karen and family. xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:

****VERONICA PEDEN****

this is a stand alone, special message for veronica peden who owns the bridal suite, church road, holywood and is a major committee member of st.patricks hall.

thank you veronica for having faith in me alone when you didn't even know me and for playing such an instrumental role in securing the hall. i know how rock concerts can be frowned on by some, but thankfully there's people like you, who are willing to give others a chance and not just write them off.

i know you do great charitable works yourself and would look forward to working with you in the future. if i can ever help you in any way, just say the word.

if you hadn't done what you did, we could never have had the concerts this weekend, because the reality is, there's nowhere else to host them in holywood.

i think it's very important for everyone to know how good and kind you've been.

many thanks and much love. your a very shiny star!!!

mari xxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


****NOT THE LAST COUNT!****

Well now, how can i follow that sister karen??!!

here's the latest count amount, but definately not the last because the money continues to come in via our shop + there's still the bank account to be checked out. this is just the weekends cash.

this afternoon there was exactly £11,056.63. this is fantastic considering i had an amount of £10k in mind and thought IT would be difficult!

now i admit i've done my fair share of moaning about holywood in the past, but this has just knocked me for six! the people have shown tremendous support, kindness and united community spirit throughout this whole ordeal and this weekend in particular, i have to say i am so proud to come from this small town, holywood, land of the stars!!!

And the stars were out in full force. what talent there was on display. now everyone keeps stopping me and asking "where did you get those bands? they were fantastic"!. i guess this is a perk of being in the entertainment business - we all help each other when in need, and i am very fortunate because i have met the nicest guys in the world through my involvement in music. they always take care of me when we have to go away travelling to do gigs, and i must admit it's brilliant being the only girl cos i do get very spoilt!! well, when i approached them about marty, they were already aware of what had happened and were only too willing to help. of course some local bands already know him anyway, but many didn't and still wanted to help his family. thanks so much to all of you - i'm really proud to call you guys my friends & i love you all to bits. xxxx

Karen kelly, you wee darling. i knew you a little before all this, but now i feel like i've come to know you a lot. i've witnessed your actions and your attitude towards your family and friends and can only say the world needs more karen kellys. you are such a special wee person, always considering everybody elses needs and putting them before yourself. you have to be one of the most selfless people i have met in a long time and you will get your rewards karen - i believe this in my heart. for all the tears you've shed in your life, you will have much joy to come and you will touch the hearts of all who are fortunate enough to know you. i am glad i am one of those people and am so proud that you have called me your sister. i love you too, god bless you. xxx

Michael at the Attik bar. you are a legend and a very generous man with a great big heart of gold. your business and life will be fruitful because of your kindness - what goes around...... we all love you michael xxx

marion johnson - you were a brilliant stage hand and i'm sure i put your head away at times! it was lovely to get together again for something so good. thanks a lot mate.xxx

moyna clarke and janette clark - you are two wee charmers and the best double act in holywood! your lack of inhibition and upbeat personalities were a winning formula on the night! thank you both immensely. xxx

my wee mum who is 81 years old and a holywood star in her own right. we all call her "nanny" or "the guv'nor" because she is amazing for her age. she was in and out of everywhere in holywood for ballot prizes and kept coming to our shop with her arms full of goodies! we kept saying, "here comes the guv'nor with another goodie drop off"! thanks mummy, you're unique and i love you dearly. xxx

when you get involved in fundraising you come accross all types of people but usually they fall into two main brackets, "the beautiful" and dare i say, "the ugly" (inside i mean). this time around i met one or two ugly people and thankfully, loads of beautiful ones. i also met a couple of extra beautiful ones who went more than the distance. gary mccausland and roma creese, you are a blessing to karen and drew at this very hard time. it's true what they say, you find out who your real friends are in times of trouble and you two are absolutely fabulous! you shone the most in my book and garry and i are delighted we're getting to know you better. big love xxx

jonny beck, for one so young, your heart is definately in the right place. xxx

drew, i know you are suffering badly about marty and sometimes people don't realise just how much. drew you are a gentleman - it is plain to see how much you love the bones of marty and your karen. thank god she has someone as good hearted as you. i hope your suffering ends soon and you can all be united with marty one day.xxx

tina miller, so many people have complimented your beautiful singing. well done you!!! so poignant and emotional. i hope you go on to further yourself and please come and talk to me if you ever want any help in finding people to work with. maybe i can point you in the right direction. good luck for your future. xxx

to the dorrians, it was great to meet you both and your support for the kellys was plain for all to see. god bless you, i sincerely hope you find your lisa. xxx

to my wee daughter michelle, who cried today on the phone from oz, i love you with all my heart and i know that you were with us in spirit. take good care wee honey. xxx

to my husband garry, you are a pillar of strength and support for me and i always know that i count on your help in everything i do. garry you have a quality that is very rare these days, it's called reliability. i love you millions. xxxx

to everybody else, if at any stage i've appeared "edged out" over the weekend, please forgive me, but i had a lot in my head and just wanted to do the best possible job i could for marty and his family. thank you for being so patient with me and for carrying out the tasks required to the best of your ability. give yourselves a massive pat on the back everyone!! congratulations for what we've all acheived through excellent teamwork. xxx

now our marty. not only do you have a new nephew but you have a new aunt mari too, because your mum says we're sisters and i agree! you really must come home for all your relatives. i hope your mummy and drew find you on the mainland when they go and i hope you haven't come to much harm. there's nothing we in holywood want more right now than to see you, our marty, reunited with your very special and loving family. god bless you marty wherever you are. xxx

mari xxxxxxxxxxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi karen and everyone else at home.im so pleased at the turnout but gutted to have missed such an important night of music,generosity and above all love and hope.karen,thank you so much for mentioning me,i just wish i could have been there to participate and show that i care,even though ive been scared to mention it to you.your strength amazes me.to everyone else,big well done especially mum,dad and nanny.looking forward to seeing you all again for drinks and giggles.i feel martin will be home when i return,how could he not be with all the determination.lots of lovexxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
THANK YOU EVERYBODY

Well what a weekend. I know this one will go down in history. Mari you are a mega star. A saint, I might phone the pope it would sound well Saint Mari Jackson.But from the bottom of my heart you are my wee soul mate and now you have a big sister who will always be there for you.I love you xx
To everybody in Holywood you are all so special and unique. Holywood is the best place to live for good people with big hearts and your generosity has just been amazing. I will never forget you all for all your support and love for me and my family.
To all the business who donated super prizes and donated money to Martins account. Many thanks I shall personally call to thank you all myself.
To Michael from the Attic you are brillant and also to all the bar staff I can not thank you all enough.
To all the volunteers on the two nights you are all fanastic but I would just like to thank a mention a few by name. Mona Clarke such a brillant woman. To Mari"s mummy Hanna who ran around Holywood like a sixteen you old collecting the prizes from the shops you are a wee gem and all my love. Even just for the laugh Ian Grant for doing the coffee,that long tube looked ever so well!many many thanks. To Niki Mc Dade thank you for being there for us all and specially for Fiona.
To Flipper our Garry Jackson for his love snd support Photos will explain is new name.
To Garry Mc Causland and Roma who worked two nights and then endured all the little party animals in their back garden until the wee small hours. Will never be forgotten ,love you both.
To my family who have seen me down in the depths of despair and trailed me back up again. I love you from the top of my toes to the tips of my hair xx
To Drew who I love with all my heart and who misses Martin so much as well but he is there for me at all times bad and good. Our hearts and souls are just combined together forever.
To everybody who came to the concerts thank you all for making it a fab two nights It was wonderful just seeing everybody enjoying themselves
Now the bands how can I ever thank you all giving us all such a brillant two nights voluntary and your talent is amazing Thank you guys.
To our Tina Miller, Martin would be proud of you. I remember the day you were born. I also remember you wanting to play with Stewart and Martin but they used to run away from you and you running home crying to your Mum. Well they will never do that again as you are so special. Thank you Tina so much for that beautiful song. It meant so much to me.
To the sound man and the guy who lent us the sound gear, thank you so very much .
To John and Pat Dorrian for coming and giving us their support. They had a very bad week but they still came to support me and my family, Thank you and will ring you soon.
To my little Caollin who misses his Uncle Martin playing with him. He is my little angel.
To little Aodhan who slept
throughout the concert on a very soft spot. Thank you Niki.
To Michelle Jackson in Ausi
land enjoy yourself and you were with us all in your mummys heart. All my love xx
To St. Patricks Hall who gave us the hall free for the two nights, many many thanks.
To everybody who I trailed out of the Attic on Sunday to help me clean you all done a brill job. I might need you again maybe next week as my own little nest needs a good clean!
Well everybody Iam sure you are fed up reading this so just a few more things to tell you. By doctors orders I have to take two weeks rest so we intend to hit the mainland in the middle of June to find Martin. We start in Scotland and intend to travel to London hitting everywhere with posters, meeting people, getting publicity for missing people. I have so many ideas to try and get as much publicity as possible for Martin that you will be fed up looking at me on t.v. and radio. My life now is to find out what happened to him and I shall not stop until I find him. You the people of Holywood and beyond, the bands and of course my wee sis Mari has given me the money to get him home.
When I get him home I think we will need St Paddys Hall for a month of celebrations
Thank you everyone once again for all your love and support to me and my family
Myself and my family really appreciate it All my love xx


































































10 years, 10 months ago, Tina Miller said:
Hey Thanks you for letting me sing at the concert i had a great time !!

Thank you very much. all the best xoxoxoxTina


10 years, 10 months ago, Anon said:
Hiya, just a quick one to say thank you for such a great night and Marty would have been so proud of you all, Do you have a figure of how much was raised yet? Karen you looked amazing you might not have felt it but you certainly looked it! Good luck xoxo


10 years, 10 months ago, Laura said:
The concert was amazing!! Marty, come home soon. Your family & friends miss you so much, the place isn't the same without you. Miss u with all r hearts! xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Rhonda said:
It was 2 nights of glorious music, amazing generosity & many emotional poignant moments. Mari you did an excellent job (hope your voice is ok again). Karen with all the love and support you have generated, let us pray that it won`t be long til 'our marty' comes home. XXX


10 years, 10 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi there,just a quick line to say im so pleased the gigs went so well,now its time for the main event and get marty home.lots of lovexxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, rachel said:
I had a great night on friday. well done mari. Its amazing the amount you raised and i hope it brings marty home. Sorry my dream about marty didnt come true karen but it will. I think pretty much everyones had a dream about him and they'e all been about the same thing


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
i think everyone who contributed to the concert in any way should give themselves a pat on the back! well done to u all you should be so proud that you have gave to help find this special man good luck with the search in the mainland, its great to see how community spirit can pull people together in a time like this xx


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
i just can't believe how much you've all raised, well done to all, i hope marty's on his way home.
i have friends in east and central london putting up posters, and in essex to. i hope it helps. good idea about putting the posters on the site.
wishing you all the best, love always from all the mccandless family xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Emma said:
The concerts were fantastic!! Well done Mari! You did a great job! The amount of money raised shows how much people in Holywood want to help to get Martin home and hopefully it will! It was lovely to see the Dorrian family at the concerts, supporting Karen and I think everyone in Holywood showed just how much they support Lisa's parents also in their campaign to get Lisa home too - Good Luck and stay strong! Emma x


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
thats great how much money you managed to raise, good job karen you deserve it hope it brings marty home. karen be proud of what you have achieved


10 years, 10 months ago, leo said:
was at the gig on saterday night it was a joy to see that they made over £10000 brong a tear to my eye best of luck all the family are legends and i no you wil find him


10 years, 10 months ago, Janette, Gary and Emma Hamilton said:
Dear Karen, Raymond, Drew, Fiona, Paul & family, and Suzanne:

Just wanted to send love and prayers for Martin's safe return and let you know you are in our thoughts at all times. Our hearts are truly breaking for you and I can't help but cry when I look at photos of Martin and yourselves and read the latest information about Martin's search. Keep up the good fight - Martin will be so proud of you all and one day he'll come home and boy what a celebration and a party you'll all have!!! You've all shown how very close a family you are with an abundance of love to go around and I'm sure as soon as Martin can he will return to open arms to feel that special love again.
Karen, you show so much courage at all times and I'm sure it must be hard to get out of bed everyday and face the world but you keep doing it.....I don't know that I could. Keep spreading your search and hopefully Martin will see it wherever he may be and return home to you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all always and just waiting for the announcement that Martin has returned!!!! Good luck with the concerts and fund raising and I'll be sending a donation too!!

Love and prayers always
Janette xoxo


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
hope the first concert went well, hope tomoro's is jus as good x


10 years, 10 months ago, Boris said:
Karen, Thank you very much for the invitation unfortunately i am tied in mainland UK by work, so i unfortunately will not be able to attend both concert dates.
I wish you the best success and i am sure it will be a fantastic evening. All the best ;)


10 years, 10 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Karen & co
I'm just about to leave work for the day & will not have access to the internet again untill Monday. So good luck for tonight and I'll see you tomorrow night.
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 10 months ago, anonymous said:
I used to live in Holywood quite a few years ago now, I know some of the people posting on this website although I don't know the Kelly family personally. I would just like to add my best wishes to all the love and support that is evident here in your close and caring community.


10 years, 10 months ago, Elle said:
Good luck for both concerts. Hopefully it will help to bring Marty home. All the best. I'll be there in spirit

Elle


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
good luck folks, sorry we can't be there to support you all but we're putting money in his account so we hope it helps. bring him home folks xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, laura said:
Loads of luck for tonight and tomorrow night. will be thinking about you all. marty will be so proud.
Still thinking about you Marty xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, sim said:
would u believe it, i have been trying to tell people up here in south down about marty. no one remembers him. im going to try my best to make sure he is well known by the time i finish. good luck for tonite, sorry i cant be there, you are all in my thoughts, god bless. MARTY, PLEASE COME HOME SOON XXX


10 years, 10 months ago, michelle jackson said:
Hi there everyone,it's Mari's daughter again and I just wanted to leave a message to say that I will be thinking of you all tonight and really hope that it brings Marty home.Karen,lots of love and hugs to you,you know I'm there in spirit and in my heart.I'm so proud of you Mum,love you lots.And finally to Marty,come back and enjoy the party.xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, the mclaughlin family (badger and bernie) said:
we all just want to say that we are still thinking about u all, and always will be, stay strong karen, and family you are always in our thoughts xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Well here it is folks, the last night before the show opens and it's hard to believe the time has gone by!

Ballot prizes keep coming into our shop (garrys barbers, for anyone who doesn't know) and a lot of them are brilliant. if anyone would like to donate a prize, please drop it into our shop. do be sure to buy plenty of tickets and very good luck.

As mentioned before there will be coffee available on the night. now i know rightly all you alco's will be firing it down your neck, but listen up, at the end of the evening when you're about to fall over, remember a wee coffee will keep you upright and it's proceeds will keep the funds up, right!? so do get a coffee at some stage please. ALL the money from it is going back in to the funds, courtesy of the very kind mr david semple of espresso soul.

For £1 you can leave your coat in our cloakroom for the night, so you don't have to worry about it, and again all money raised goes in to the kitty. jackets off - party on!

The "One For Marty" t.shirts look fantastic and will be a lovely reminder of a great couple of nights. of course they also serve to keep the whole campaign alive, and will hopefully bring in more funds in the future. i will have some of these up for sale each night or maybe i'll auction them to you. hmmm, have to wait and see what mood i'm in on the night......

Finally a reminder to everyone that there is absolutely no smoking in the hall at any time. you may go to the door where there will be sandpots provided, but please clean up after you. anyone caught smoking in the building gets a hiding from three bouncers round in the carpark! no seriously, out of sheer respect for the kelly family and st.patricks hall (donated free) please don't break this rule.

i'll probably post more info tomorrow. meanwhile, if you see a headless chicken running around holywood over the weekend please stop and say "hi mari"!

thank you to all the encouraging words from everyone - it drives me on.

mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
a lot of people seemed to have dreams about marty, he's a great guy i myself have had one too where he was found in wondering the streets and had just lost his memory, lets hope all these dreams can become a reality! good luck in your search for him


10 years, 10 months ago, anonymous said:
I knew marty just from making lovley food in the priory but i had a dream a week ago and its been annoying me. I dreamt i seen his face and he said he was at westlink and im thinking to myself is that westlink in the loughview estate or the westlink in belfast i dont know but it scared me when i woke up. i was just thinking about him that night and i dreamt about him but i just wanted to tell you cos if i was in your shoes i'd want to know everybodys dreams. sorry if ive alarmed you but i just thought i had to tell you about my dream. im so thinking of you all always hope he comes back soon for you all.xxxxxxxxxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Hi Mari
Thanks for the quick response.I beleive your husband has just been butchering my husband Terrys hair hope I dont have to pay him a visit! Only joking!
Karen & family we will see you on Saturday night & maybe with Gods help we will all witness a miracle soon.
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


hi sharon diver,

please make any cheques payable to me - then i can cash them for karen. same for anyone else paying by cheque.

regarding tickets, make sure you come into the shop first before writing a cheque, to ensure there are some left for the night you want. at present there's more left for friday than saturday, but they're selling fast now and you can't pay at the door, so you'd need to be quick. i hope this is helpful.
regards,
mari


10 years, 10 months ago, leanne neilly nee mccleary said:
hi karen and fiona.sorri wont make it to concerts hope all goes well.judi and i still think of yous and cant imagaine what ur feeling.hope yous get marti home soon.congrates fiona take care luv leanne xoxoxo


10 years, 10 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Who should I make the cheque to for the purchase of concert tickets? Still thinking of you all and hoping Marty will be home soon.
Catch you at the weekend
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mcandless said:
just wanted to wish you all the best for friday and saturday night, i'm sure it will be a huge success and i hope it brings marty home. xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Mari,
I don't know you at all, but, you seem to be one amazing woman. The effort that you are putting into this whole thing is fantastic and I hope that you will get the reward you're looking for - Martin home. The Kelly family are sooo lucky to have someone like you around, and no doubt, they have told you this many many times.
To Martins family, good luck and god bless.xxx My thoughts are with you all.


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Ballot prizes are rolling in from many kind holywood folk and business's. i am so grateful for all these and the kelly family are overwhelmed by the amount of kind acts & generosity displayed by so many people. each day now i have something new and lovely to report to them,
eg, i took a book of ballot tickets around to st.patricks hall on bingo night (monday) and sat down to sell them on the 10 minute break. nearly £100 was lifted in 10 minutes!! amazing!! then outside on my way home i was called by two little old ladies. they had just won a bottle of wine at bingo and wanted to donate it for a ballot prize!

these stories and many more like them, are helping to lift the spirits of karen, drew, fiona and paul, and i know they will never forget each act of kindness shown.

ballot tickets are now on sale at the attik bar, high st, the football club, high st, and garrys barber shop, high st + there's some eejit running around bingo halls!!!
spread the word again please. there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs.

karen and i are doing lots of PR this week. we've already spoken with the mirror, the irish news, the sun, the spectator, radio U-105, ulster television and the bbc. many articles will be printed over the next few days and you could catch us on tv and radio.

marty, just look at the buzz you're causing in your town. everybody loves you and wants you home with your mother and family where you belong. please come back soon.

mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you Marty xxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, j f said:
you are dearly missed marty by everyone and we all want you home. the concerts are gonna be two brilliant nights and we can't wait for them. karen your strength and bravery is never ending and you are an incredible person for what you are doing and what you've had to endure as with the rest of the family. hope that all is well with yourself, drew fiona and the little 'uns.you are always in mine and everyone elses thoughts.


10 years, 10 months ago, rikko beck said:
hey marty amigo, please come home soon and light up our lives again. i got some raffle tickets yesterday so come home and i will split any prizes with u!! anyway, your family need u more than i do so some on back to holywood and make everyone smile again :)


10 years, 10 months ago, Mum said:
Hiya wee son. Everybody is still missing you and wants you back. Martin just try and remember who you are. You are so much loved that the love I have for you reaches the stars everynight Please come back to me If you can get back for the concerts that would be my bestest present ever. Caollin misses you and kisses your photo everynight Little baby Aodhan wants to know you as well. At the concerts there will be 100 tee shirts with your photo on them. Everybody just wants you home If wishes could get you back you would be home. please my love just come home to us xx


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
Thank you Michelle for your lovely message We will miss you but you will be with us in our hearts. Enjoy yourself.Well we are only five days away to the huge concerts that Mari has organized and thank you everybody for helpng out, buying tickets, and just being there for us. We had a scare on Thursday about a body being found. Our heartfelt sympathy to his family. But this still drives me on to find Martin he is somewhere. We are living or existing day to day not knowing what news is coming to hit us so that is why these concerts are so important. I really do need to raise as much money as possible so that I can go and find him.So please if you have not bought you ticket yet just call into Garrys. I will never forget everybody of Holywood for their support in their love for Martin. It really is ticket only on the night. If he is on the mainland I need as much publicity as possible to make his case hit the headlines. Iam getting in contact with every t.v channel, newspapers, hostels and the homeless incase anyone knows where he might be. There are being new posters being printed which I will have on the Web page soon so I really do need all the help that I can get. At times I just dont even know where to begin but I cant rest until I know what has happened to him. I just feel empty inside. I look at his photo and just beg to him and God to let let me find him . So please support Mari she is doing such a terrific job and come to the concerts and enjoy yourselves. All my sincere love. xx


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


For everyone who doesn't know, that was my daughter, michelle, who is currently on a tour around the world for three months. she was sending her message from australia and before she left, two weeks ago, karen very kindly bought her a beautiful guardian angel scroll which is pinned to her rucksack.

michelle would love to have been here for the concerts, but her trip was planned to coincide with relatives and friends she is meeting in various locations. she is a great help to me at fundraising events and i will miss her on both nights, but hopefully we'll hear more supporting messages from her and know she's with us in spirit!

love mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, michelle jackson said:
hi karen and family,hope you are all doing well esp the new arrival.just wanted to let you know that im thinking of you all coming closer to the concert,hopefully this will get marty home,would have to have another concertfor his return!anyway,my guardian angel is looking after me,thank you so much karen.in my thoughts every day,lots of love and hugsxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, rachel said:
oh that message looked very drunk. But im going to call in tomorrow about the cleaning. I'll do both days. Life without Rory said theybhad exams that weekend. But i can assure you driving by night will be great. I'll call in tomoroow. i promise


10 years, 10 months ago, Rachel said:
Actually i was wondering about te stamps. ive ben having alot of dreams about martic. I think a ot of people have but in just feel like i need to the stamps. is that ok. Karan was in the dream. we were all going to a caravan site and marting came up to me and sai he was happy and felt safe but he had to go away again after the holiday. i now its a dream but its made me feel a lot better


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Meant to say earlier, i need to borrow two ink pads of different colours, and an ink stamper, if anyone out there can oblige?? its for people going in and out for a smoke at the concerts, so that they can get their hand stamped for re-entry. two different colours needed, one for each night. please see what you can come up with and email or ring me by wednesday if possible.

i now have loads of great ballot prizes in including, a night at the rosspark hotel with breakfast for two people, donated by the platform, holywood. also lots of meals for two people at some great holywood eateries! thanks to all who have contributed.

ballot tickets are on sale now at our shop (garrys barbers) priced at £1 each. if anyone else thinks they could sell plenty from now until the gigs, get in touch please. 07751575079

just thinking out loud - i'll probably fire a book of tickets into the attik tonight since it's become a favourite haunt for a lot of you!

mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately "life without rory" can't do saturday night now, so Holywoods' own Martin Donnelly has kindly stepped in to help instead. cheers Martin.

The wonderful t.shirts arrived today courtesy of Ian Grant and they look great. thank you so much Ian, super work!

All volunteers will be wearing these t.shirts, so if you're name & phone number is on my volunteer list, please call to garrys barber shop and get your t.shirt beforehand - you can be a walking advert if you like!

see you soon,

mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Judi said:
To Fiona & Family,
Congratulations on your lovely new addition. Niki sent me the photos and he is absolutely gorgeous. Thinking about you all everyday and praying for some news. Hope to see you soon Fiona. Love Judi XXX


10 years, 10 months ago, jonathan and andrea said:
hey mate there isnt a day that we dont think about you and miss u so much. you have been out of our lives too long and we all want you home safe. your smile and laughter was infectious and you are such a big part of our lives that's now missing. come home soon pal.


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you


10 years, 10 months ago, Niall said:
All my love to all the family, we never stop thinking of you all.


10 years, 10 months ago, Bri said:
Just to let you all know that the missing poster can be downloaded from the main (welcome) page - PDF format both A4 and A5 sizes,

Bri


10 years, 10 months ago, Elle said:
Karen and family

I hope you are all well and the new addition is settling in well. Just a quick note to say good luck with the concern and if there is anything I can do when you come to London in June please let me know. I would really like to help

All my love

Elle


10 years, 10 months ago, the mccandless family said:
thinking of you all each day x


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
Bri, thank you heaps for uploading the site it just looks so good. Cant wait now until the two concerts next weekend but I hope to see you both before then. Mari and I are on the Nolan Show at 9.50 tomorrow to promote the concert. Thank you everybody in thinking of us and all my love. xx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
yes i would be interested in up loaded some missing posters to place around my school and give to friends to put around theirs if it is possible to put a link on the site!? good luck with the concert


10 years, 10 months ago, Laura said:
Hi Marty,

I hope you're happy wherever you are. Still thinking about you loads. Please come home soon. xxxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Gareth said:
Nice one Bri - Poster looks superb. Any chance of uploading the MISSING poster also so that I can print out a few and put them up around Dublin? Thanks and hats off to the time and effort put into this site and the cost hosting it. It remains a focal point for so many people now.


10 years, 10 months ago, Bri said:
Hi All,

A new page has been added to the site about next weekend's gigs. Go the main page (the welcome page) and follow the link - all the details are there. You can also download a copy of the poster.

Karen and family - you are always in our thoughts,

Love and hugs

Bri xo


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen,
as i've written before my auntie Jan works in a hostel in london. it's my dad's sister. you may or may not know my dad but he works with derek and the lagan boat company. i haven't spoken to him in years but i'm sure if you gave him a call he could put you in contact with her. it's worth a try. let me know if i can do anything. thinking of you every day and will keep checking this site for news xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, sim said:
marty u had better get back ere soon! uve got so much interest. all the girls will be falling at ur feet when u do come home.u lucky fella ye ;-) to anyone who knows someone with a loss of memory...think about this wee lad.. even if he looks slightly like martin, please contact the number above. it can do no harm and i can promise u, u wuld be doing a great service to the kelly family. people cant just disappear, martin is out there somewhere and i pray to god he will b brought home very soon. xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen that is so beautifully put, Martin is everything you desribed and more, he is so special and missed by so many, we can only hope and pray he somehow gets a message to come home, you deserve to have him back and the strength you have shown throughout this ordeal is unbelievable, you and your family are an inspiration to everyone and we should all learn from you all. Martin will come home just give it time, dont think about how much your missing him instead consentrate on what great times you have had with him over the years! god has his eye on him and you can be sure he is keeping him safe and out of harm no matter what god bless u and your family and martin please come home!


10 years, 10 months ago, Anonymous said:
I think about you and your family every day and pray that you will some day see your loving son and brother again. He sounds like a beautiful young man. Always in my thoughts - since the day he disappeared, g in belfast


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
Just in case someone logs onto Martins site and thinks that they might know where he is just please leave a message or contact the above no. Our hope for Martin is that he has lost his memory and he does not know who he is. Martin was born after my two beautiful girls and our family was complete. He was badly burnt at 10 months old through a kettle of hot water and he was not expected to live then. He clung onto life then as my little fighter and had two skin grafts to his chest and arm and after three months he came home. He went the the Rudolf Steiner School with his two sisters and loved every second of it. He is a bit of a chatter box like myself and loves people. At 17 he decided to go to Namiba and he did voluntary work there for four months He and his friend Nigel went travelling through out Africa and taught English to the people in Sudan and then onto Europe. He left a young boy and came back as a very beautiful young man. He decided to work with my partner Drew to train as a plumber so that he could always go back and do charity work in Africa. When he was in Namiba himself and another co worker walked twenty one miles to deliver water. Martin and I have a very unique relationship that we are able to laugh, talk, drink together and I miss that so much. At times I find it hard walking down the High St as I just expect him to be walking along. To anyone who is reading this and does not know Martin this is one special young man whose Mum just wants him back so if you could just keep a wee eye out for him on the Mainland thank you so much xx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Karen & family,
i check the site everyday for news and am glad to hear you are all doing ok. Just been reading you notes about bringing your campaign to the mainland. I'm originally from Holywood and now live in Hampshire, about 1hr from London. If you ever needed anywhere to stay or anything whilst over this way, put a wee note on the site and I'll get back to you. As with many people I'm sure, if I can do anything at all to get your family back together, then I will. Your always in my thoughts. As i said pop a note on the site if I can help from this area and I'll get in touch with you. Take care.xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Mum said:
Hi son how are you Iam missing you more each day, and I cant really believe you are not with me every day.I feel lost without you and I just want to hold you again. I look at you photo and kiss it every night. Martin we are all trying so much to get you home. Every waking second is just for you Please my son please my son just come home to me Remember just phone me night or day and I will go and get you. Your big smile is missed so much in Holywood Please come home my wee love Mum xx


10 years, 10 months ago, Karen said:
Hi everybody, just to let you all know we are all well and baby Aodhan has put on a pound in weight since he was born and big brother Caollin is slowly getting used to him. Thanks once again for all your messages of support for this huge event for our Martin. This event has given me and the family so much more hope that we will find him. With the money that is raised it will all go directly to finding Martin. In June Iam going over to Scotland and England to go to the missing people helpline where we are going to get posters in every Tesco shop through out the mainland and his photo on Iceland milk cartons and I have already wrote letters to Richard and Judy,
Good mornng show, and Iam getting in touch with the Kelly show I need as much publicity as possible to try anything to get him back. Mari still needs volunteers so please could you help us and call into the shop. I will never forget the love you have shown us and when Martin comes back there will be a few pints bought for you all. A special thank you to Tina Miller. Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend for a fab two concerts. Please get your tickets as this will be talked about for a long time All my love to everyone in Holywood. xx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
just found the site, I hope that your son comes home to you soon, keep him in the public eye...never give up!


10 years, 10 months ago, rikko beck said:
yo marty chief, i havnt seen u since new years eve in the priory when u were workin. its a shame that this was the last i saw of u but i still have faith in the lord that u r ok and laghin like u always do. i bought a ticket to your gig on for saturday night so i hope u enjoy your night, im sure eveyone else will have a great time. im feelin so much better after that beatin i took, am almost recovered now youll be glad to hear :) cant wait to see u again amigo


10 years, 10 months ago, j f said:
just a quick message. hope that everything is going well with you karen and drew and with the rest of the family, especially the little ones.can't wait for the concerts, really lookin forward to them just like everyone is.
Marty i hope you're reading all these messages. these people and more all care for and love you dearly.please come home because you will cure so much pain and life will be wonderful again. take it easy mate and see ya sometyme!!!!!


10 years, 10 months ago, dora said:
just wanted to leave a wee message for you marti... always thinking of you no matter what i'm doin or where i am. you never leave any of our thoughts.and to fiona and your beautiful boys, karen you always know where i am if you need ANYTHING at anytime. love you and thinking of you always, dora xox


10 years, 10 months ago, Marisha said:
I met Martin at school and am deeply saddened by his dissapearance, he is never far from my thoughts.
My heart goes out to his family and friends and all who know him because i know he is the type of person who would touch the lives of everyone he meets.
I cant even contemplate your pain and anguish, my thoughts are with you all. I know in my heart you will be reunited.
I have meant to get intouch many times to express my true concern, but was unsure how to contact you. If there is anything i can do, please do not hesitate to get intouch.
God bless!
Marisha x


10 years, 10 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Karen & family
Looking forward to the concert. Sounds like good craic. Hope to see you there. Still thinking of you all and congratulations to Fiona & Paul.
Love & hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 10 months ago, mari jackson said:

***GIGS UPDATE***

my apologies to anyone who tuned in to stephen nolan last week hoping to hear karen and i - we didn't go on it after all. instead it will be this week, probably thursday, but watch this space.

i'm still in need of more volunteers, so c'mon people! if you can't do it, please ask around and direct anyone to garrys barber shop. hopefully there'll be a good response after the next "holywood advertiser" comes out.

meanwhile ticket sales remain very steady and healthy. once again, do be sure to get yours soon to avoid disappointment.

there will now be an extra act appearing on the friday night, when local holywood girl, tina miller, will offer up her own special tribute to her much loved and missed friend and neighbour. don't miss it!!

see you all soon.

love mari xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Gill Campbell said:
Karen and Drew,

Just wanted you to know that you are always in our thoughts. Love Paul and Gill xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Laura said:
Hi Marty
Hope you're doing ok. Still thinking about you lots. Take care of yourself xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, Kathy and Gabriel Thallon said:
Congratulations on the new baby from Australia.
I know it will give you all heaps of joy and help ease the pain about Martin.
Paul and Fiona, will call you soon,


10 years, 10 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen,
i have a fair bit of time on my hands here, and trying to think of some way to help, would you maybe like me to write or contact different hostels aroud the uk, europe even? let me know if you do, or anything else you would like done. thinking of you all each day, love emma, ian and alex xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, sim said:
forever in my thoughts marty xxx


10 years, 10 months ago, amer said:
hi Karen,
just wanted to say hello, and let u know u are in my thoughts every day xx


10 years, 10 months ago, Mum said:
Martin my wee love I really really miss you.Every day is hard without you. Please son please come home to me or if anybody knows where he might be please let us know. All my total love, love Mum xx


10 years, 10 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
still thinkin of u,hope theres some mews soon ur greatly missed come home!


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you


10 years, 11 months ago, rosa said:
MARTIN - congratulations on being an uncle! And to everyone in the family. lots of love xx


10 years, 11 months ago, martha said:
hello marti, just thought i'd leave a wee message to let you know how much i miss you. i still think about you all the time and wish you'd come back so I could fill you in with all the banter. i think you should get back in time for this concert, its gonna be brilliant. love morph xox


10 years, 11 months ago, j f said:
to all the family and friends, hope all is well with everyone. my thoughts are with you everyday and i can't imagine what you've all gone through.your strengths help others carry on and realise what life is all about. looking forward to the concerts in may, will be a cracking night for everyone.
where ever you are marty, please come home. you're loved and incredibly special to so many people. take it easy chum.


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
I saw the big banner above Garry's barbers. It is brilliant and the picture is lovely. Marty looks like a model!!! Congrats again to all the family, i'm sure Aodian is gorgeous.
Marty, still thinking about you all the time. Come back soon xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
Karen was good to meet you at last in the Attik My heart goes out to you and all your family. I hope and trust that Marty turns up soon safe & well.
Best wishes love and hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen, sorry to hassel you but do you have some bank details to donate money into for marty? good to hear all is well with fiona and baby, i'd love to get in contact with her. best wishes to all.
hi marty, everyone thinking of you as always, my mum was just here visiting and was saying what a lovely child you were, so good natured and easy to look after. if you need anything just get in contact ok!
love emma xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Gwennie & Stanley Forbes & Family said:
Karen,

As always you are all in our thoughts every day. Please pass on our love and congratulations to Fiona on the birth of Aodian. We are so glad everything went O.K. If she needs a babysitter for either nights of the gigs we will be happy to help out. Just like old times Karen - you looking after our three and me looking after yours. I will be in touch later in the week - don't like to pester you - you all have enough to deal with. Keep strong and positive.

Take care

Love to you all


10 years, 11 months ago, amer said:
congratulations Fiona and Paul!
hopefully see you all on mayday xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Karen said:
Iam sorry everybody that I was able to email sooner but I was down at Fionas with little Caollin. Well as Iam sure you all know Fiona has a beautifull little boy, just what she wanted, at 2.23 in the afternoon
on Tuesday 25th.I was holding him a couple of minutes later and it was the most amazing feeling. The love is instant for this little person who has just came into the world. Martin, in my heart will see him soon and hold him. I want to thank you all for your messages for Fiona and our family, It really does help us to carry on. Iam not really strong but my love for Martin is so immense that I will not rest until I find him or I find what has happened to him. He would do the same for me. Many thanks to Mari, I know she is fed up me thanking her but to all the people of Holywood this is just one amazing woman. To everybody who has bought tickets many many thanks it is going to be a brill two nights. Many thanks for everybody who is doing something no matter how small. it is very much appreciated. Now all we just need is for our Martin to be there. I hope to see a good lot of people on May day as if it is not raining the new Kelly addition will be up the street with his big brother. Many thanks Karen xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Well my little love you are an uncle again to Aodian Martin. He is 6lbs 12oz and he is a little dote. Fiona is really doing well and yesterday they got home. He is on the breast like Caollin so when you come home you will find all the breast pads again lying around just like Caollins. Martin I miss you so much but I was not able to email you as I was down staying in Fionas looking after Caollin. He misses you so much and looks at your photo I carry with me. Suzanne is home for a few days and wants you to go the bar with her. My love look after yourself and Iam doing everything I can to get you home with us. Please, please my love come home to me. I just want to hug you so much I miss you Martin more than words can say. My heart will not be complete until you are home or that I know you are safe. No matter where you are, what time, when you think of me, or your new little nephew just phone me Iam always there for you. My pet I love you Mum xx


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:

*********GIGS UPDATE*********

Acts are now finalised for both concerts and i have extended to six bands per night. the support of these musicians has been immense, but then, musicians are beautiful people! in no particular order, here's who's playing:

hooker
rab doherty
driving by night
belfast guitar emporium band
speedy mullens blues gurus
the jukes
ken haddock
life without rory
big speakers
reality slap
the flange band
vertigo (U2 tribute band)

how good is this going to be????!!!!

meantime, here's a fresh appeal for more volunteers.

i need more cleaners - approx 8 per night would be good. we know that bar-staff always clear up well after themselves, but there's a big hall to sort here, and then there's the stage area, backstage area, entrance hall, cloakrooms and outside the building (smoking area). it is my intention to blitz the place each night after the show and leave it like a new pin! it's about showing our respect and that way we'll be invited to use it again in the future. so please contact me asap if you're willing to do this job. i need plenty of notice regarding all volunteers as there will be a rota made out to try to suit everyone.

i also need more first-aiders especially for the friday night.

ticket sales are very healthy at present and have really gone up a gear this week. once again, i strongly advise you to get into the shop and get yours quickly. it looks like the saturday night is going to sell out first.

you've probably read already that ian grant is taking care of the t.shirts. no doubt he'll do an excellent job and i'm very grateful to him for that. cheers ian!

a date for your diary:
karen and i will be appearing live on the stephen nolan show, bbc radio ulster on friday 12th may.

next week begins the quest for ballot prizes which involves visiting most of holywoods businesss' and asking for a donation. if you, the reader, fall into this bracket, please contact me in case i miss you out. if you work for a holywood business, please approach your boss and butter them up before i get there!

marty - the best prize would be you, please come home soon.

mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Melissa Stuart and Holly said:
Congratulations Paul and Fiona, another wee boy.. I bet he's as cute as coalin. Thinking of you all.


10 years, 11 months ago, Annie & Maurice said:
Congratulations Fiona & Paul & God bless baby. thinking of you every day.


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:
today i had a brilliant day because i went to the royal victoria hospital and saw sweet little 6lb 12oz aidan martin kelly in his grandmothers arms as soon as i went in the door! her adoring look and his tiny little body was a beautiful picture to behold and i was so touched just to see the kelly family being able to smile together again. what a blessing this little child is. he is just so gorgeous and fiona looks as fabulous as ever!
mega congratulations to fiona, paul, karen, drew, suzanne and raymond. may aidan martin bring you all joy beyond your belief.
mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
hi Karen, just thought Id let you know that if you need any help in Scotland with posters or anything let me know. I would be happy to do anything if it means being one step closer to finding marty, think about him every day and will never give up hope. Congratulations on the new family member. Take Care xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Anon said:
congratulations on your baby, thinking of you all, Marty will be delighted to be an Uncle again
xo


10 years, 11 months ago, Julianne said:
Just wanted to say I'm so pleased for you all that the new addition to your wonderful family arrived safely!!Although Martin is very much missed by you all, perhaps this wee bundle can give you all a wee bit of happiness and something to smile about. You deserve it. Take good care of each other.xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
Congratulations on your new little boy. Marty will be so proud when he comes home. Still thinking about you Marty xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
another wee boy...well done fiona, you lucky girl xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
congratulations fiona


10 years, 11 months ago, Catriona said:
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy, Fiona! I am over the moon that all went well and he is so healthy. Martin will be proud of you. I just hope he takes after his wonderful uncle. love and best wishes, Catriona


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
so is it a wee boy or girl? tell fiona i hope she's doing well. come on marty, get home and check out the new edition to your loving family xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Rachel said:
Hi karen. You looked stunning in the attick on sturday night. Not sure if you've been told but my friend from radio ulster said he'll give the gig a huge mention up till the event. Another friend who works with the bbc would also like to write and article on it to get more publicity, not that we need anymore, it looks like absolutely everybody is going. But he said he could get it put in a few music magazines. It looks like it's going to be a really wonderful night.
Thinking about you always x


10 years, 11 months ago, Fiona said:
My heart goes out to you all, I hope that you get some good leads soon that will lead to Marty getting home safe and sound. I hope that the new addition to the family is doing well. Stay strong and Marty will be home soon!
Thinking of you all.


10 years, 11 months ago, sim said:
thinking of you fiona x


10 years, 11 months ago, Sharon Diver said:
I saw you & Drew walking down Jacksons Road yesterday & thought How is that woman carrying on ? You must be getting an awful lot of strengh from from the sense of Love and community spirit you are receiving. God bless you all & best wishes for your new family member.
Love & Hugs
Sharon & Toot


10 years, 11 months ago, Karen said:
Thank you everyone for emaling. I will let you all know what our little grandchild is 2morrow. We are expecting the baby at about 11 so we are excited and cant wait to see if it is a boy or a girl but I will let you all know. Thank you once again for your love and support. Thank you Ian about the tea shirts but I will see you over the next few days but thank everyone at you work for their support. Everyone is forever in my thoughts and never be forgotten for what you all have done for us.All my love


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Martin my love, you are going to be an uncle again 2morrow about 11. I know you are going to be with us in our hearts. I love you so much my pet that all my dreams would be come true if you were there in person but I know if you could you would. I will let you know 2morrow what our little angel is my love, night night xx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
good luck fiona, now i'm getting jealous, you with 2 wee cuties. my one wee cutie is an absolute handful.
good on you ian with the t-shirts. thinking of you all xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Ian Grant said:
Hi Karen,

Just to let you know that I am going to be organising the t-shirts and the printing of them. I'd like to thank my boss and all of my colleagues at Crane Communications for raising the money to make this possible. I'm going to contact Mari on Wednesday afternoon and maybe we can arrange to meet up. I'd like to give the printing company all of the necessary, i.e. photograph of Martin, etc... in order to make a template for the t-shirts by the end of the week. No doubt I'll see you over the next couple of days what with the new arrival. I'm getting excited!!!

Love always and I'll see you soon,

Ian xo


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
Loads of love and luck to you all tomorrow. I'm sure Marty is thinking of his new niece or nephew.
Marty, still thinking about you. I hope you are safe wherever you are xxxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Gwennie & Stanley Forbes said:
Karen,
Still thinking about you all everyday and hoping for the best possible outcome. My Mum is still talking to St. Jude daily and hoping for Martin's return. Neal is hoping to get home at the end of May for one of the gigs. Please give Fiona our love and best wishes for the new arrival and you know as always if there is anything we can do to help out please just give us a call.


10 years, 11 months ago, sim said:
was in my local shopping centre on saturday, everyhwere i went i seen people who i thought looked like marty. they werent him unfortunately. One person i know in particular looks quite like him. mayb thats y i feel so drawn towards martys case. i think and pray for both Marty and Lisa everyday. good luck fiona for tomoro, and karen..keep ur hopes up. if u ever need anything from the south down area, just shout, im more than willing to help. xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Angela said:
Karen, I sent an e-mail to the e-mail address on this website but not too sure if it goes directly to you. Just incase it doesnt, just to let u know Il be back and in Glasgow on end of May + June. If u r still heading to Scotland my house in Glasgow is there for you, even just to use as a base or an overnight stop. There is plenty of room and I will be there to help in any way I can!! If there is anything I can do for you over there please let me know. You are in my prayers everyday, always thinking of you. Good luck to Fiona and Paul for Tuesday
Much Love, Ange xx


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
no matter where marty is he will be with u all on tuesday good luck, you all deserve a medal the way ur handling this!god bless u marty ur so greatly missed xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Catriona said:
I just want to wish you all the best for Tuesday, Fiona. I'm sure that Martin will be so happy to be an uncle again. Was just thinking about last time I chatted to him at Caollin's birthday party and how much he thrived in being a part of your family. Thinking of you all everyday and sending my love and prayers from Brazil. Love Catriona


10 years, 11 months ago, Visitor said:
Will pray for you son and your Family, for a safe return.


10 years, 11 months ago, Emma Forbes said:
Hi Karen, Drew, Raymond Fiona and Suzanne. Just to let you know we are all still thinking about you. The gigs for martin are a great idea and hopefully will be great nights!! Good luck for Tuesday Fiona! Love Emma x x x


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen, just had a thought, my auntie works for a hostel in london, it's for people with drink problems, homeless etc. i don't know that much about it but mum does, maybe you could have a chat with her and send some photos as maybe she could fax them to other hostels etc, i'm not sure but you could try, just let me know. also maybe you could have a stall on may day in holywood to raise money, well more like a big bucket for people to leave donations in, i'm sure there would be loads of people up for it, anyway, just a thought, good luck. thinking of you all. xxx
p.s good luck with the little one fiona, you're a brave girl, i hope everything runs smooth x


10 years, 11 months ago, Rosa said:
MARTIN - i think of you all the time. Everything reminds me. Thank you for making me realise how important my friends are to me.
Karen, Fiona, suzanne - i cant imagine how you feel. GOOD luck with the baby!! love and hugs x x x


10 years, 11 months ago, liz said:
I have two lovely sons of my own and can't begin to imagine the nightmare you are going through. I hope and pray you get your lovely son home soon. All my best wishes to you.


10 years, 11 months ago, Gregg Lindsay said:
Prayers & best wishes to the family for a safe return.

If you need any further bands for your event, The Rhythm Review would be pleased to help out.

website www.rhythmreview.bravehost.com/


10 years, 11 months ago, Gareth Irvine said:
Thinking about you all and especially Martin since moving to Dublin from Kinnegar just before Christmas. If I can help by putting up some posters down here please send them for my attention to OgilvyOne, 6 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Keep the Faith. Gareth.


10 years, 11 months ago, Gemma Boden said:
Hi Karen, hi Suzanne. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you both, of Marty and of all your family every day. It's heartbreaking that you have no news, but I pray Marty's smiling face is looking back at you soon. All my love and prayers, Gemma.


10 years, 11 months ago, sim said:
i check the website every day hoping something new happens. have the police said anything new. i trust that they are doing as much as they can

take care xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen, could you also send me your and fiona's address please xxx
thank you mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
my email is emmadoll70@hotmail.com.
karen don't worry about writing me an email as such you have far more important things going on and we all understand that, but do give me some bank details and i'll pass them to others that i know want to help. i think of you all several times a day and will do anything i can to help. love emma xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Hiya my wee son how are you I was only joking about Jim playing your guitar. It wont be played until you are back home wih us. It is sitting waiting for you up in your bedroom. My love please remember I love you so much and just want you home so that I can spoil you again. Please just get in touch and I shall come and get you. Please try and remember all your friends they all miss you like crazy and they just want you home too. Please come home my special son love Mum xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Karen said:
Many many thanks once again to Mari and everyone in making this huge event for Martin to happen. Myself and my family will never forget love and your support to get my precious. son home I miss Martin so much and we need to know where he is or what has happened to him. I shall not stop until I find him. Emma, Iam sorry I have not been in contact with you but if you leave your email address I shall get in contact with you personally. My heart and prayers goes out to you and to your partners family for their sad loss. I always wonder why for one so young but my love goes out to you. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday Mari , all my love xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Boris said:
Great success for the concert. All my support to the Kelly family.


10 years, 11 months ago, Jen said:
You are all very special people. This amount of dedication and hope is wonderful and heart wrenching. Marty, there is so much love for you. Come home soon if you can.


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Lots of news in for you all today.

Firstly, Karen and I will be going live on the Gerry Anderson Show on BBC Radio Ulster this Friday morning.

We will also be on the Stephen Nolan Show, BBC Radio Ulster next week. I'll confirm the exact day up ahead.

David Semple of EspressoSoul a local coffee company has very kindly volunteered to provide his coffee service (you'll see someone going around with a backpack on resembling a ghostbuster) on both gig nights - all money taken will be donated back in to the pot, so buy "sober up coffee" when you're all blocked! Big thanks to David.

Neil Kearney of Belfast Guitar Emporium, has kindly given us a sound technician for both nights, Victor Byatt. Neil will also be playing at the gig. What a guy!

An account has been opened for anyone wishing to make donations. Please ask for the "Friends of Marty Kelly" Account at any Ulster Bank branch & spread the word.

Lastly, Emma McCandless, thank you for your very encouraging words. I've read all your lovely posts and i know they are of great benefit to Martys family. I think you should be able to do a bank transfer from your German bank, but you'll need the account number and probably the swift code which Karen or Fiona should be able to provide. I hope this is helpful for you. Kind regards,

Mari xx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
hi mari jackson, i'm in germany so i can't make the gigs but would like to make a donation, is there an address i can send the money to? you're a very kind lady and i think what you are doing to bring marty home is wonderful.good luck xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Ticket sales are now well underway and i would urge anyone keen to be there, to get theirs soon, otherwise it will be sold out. tickets can not be held over, so it's first come, first serve. also you can NOT pay at the door and st. patricks hall only holds approx 250-300 people per night. thursdays spectator should have an article in it, after which i would expect a bigger surge on sales. don't say i didn't warn you!

this weeks "sunday world" ran a very good article about the concerts with a picture of marty alongside. it had great coverage of how proceeds are to be used.

some very kind customers of our shop "Garrys Barbers", have donated money for tickets even though they can't go. this is a very generous and uplifting gesture. thank you kindly.

i still need donations of 100 L & XL plain white t.shirts. anybody out there who can help with this or the printing on them??

it's brilliant to see the continuous messages of support coming in for marty and his family. keep it up everyone. one way or another we'll bring our marty kelly home!

mari xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you. I hope you are smiling wherever you are. xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Michael Morrow said:
Alrite Marty, still thinking about you mate. Hope your having a good easter, Not fussed on eggs etc but its always good having a few days of work!! Anyway, get home soon, your missed bigtime!! By the way, we are trying to arange a meet up of old school friends, so ill keep you posted so you can pop in and show your face!


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Martin you had better get home Jim is playig your guitar to keep it turned. and Lawerence is thinking off playing it as well I love you son and p;else come home we all miss you love you Mum xx


10 years, 11 months ago, muff said:
having wonderful easter,hope you're doing the same. take care, miss you loads. muff


10 years, 11 months ago, jim said:
marty man up in your house havin great crack, still all the same, it would be better if you where upto having a jam.


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


10 years, 11 months ago, jim toner said:


10 years, 11 months ago, matha said:
marti, having such a lovely day up in your new house. really wish you were here isn't the same without you at all, hope you're back soon so we can do this with you and enjoy the summer together. miss you more every day. all my love morph xox


10 years, 11 months ago, Fiona your big sis said:
Martin,we miss you so much your wee easter eggs are waiting for you when you come home. Caollin misses your big cuddles and the games that you would play. I love you with all my heart please come home soon. love fiona xxxxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Hi my son you are forever in my thoughts I love you so much remember I bought you an easter egg with your name on it We had a few friends around and we all miss your chat and big smile In my heart I know I shall see you soon. love you Mum xx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
happy easter marty xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
can't stop thinking of you all today, my partner ian lost his cousin last night in a road accident and the family is in such distress, she was only 19. i can only imagine how you all feel but at least you all still have hope, keep strong and we all hope and pray for you every day xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, claire said:
hey, i dont know marty, but i reguarly visit this site to keep updated,just want you to know he in my thoughts and i pray he comes back home,deep down i know hes fine you just have to wait.mythoughts are with you always.xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
have a good easter marty xx


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
just wanted to wish you all a peaceful easter and i hope martin joins you for it. our thoughts and hopes are with you every day and night xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Posters are now up around Holywood, and i have to say they look brilliant as do the tickets! A MASSIVE THANK YOU goes to Mark Mcconville of Prioy Press, Holywood who kindly donated all of these free of charge.
I had hoped this weeks Spectator would have an article in it, but they can't do anything until next week. Actually this will work out better because a lot of people are away for Easter anyway.
I'm still after someone to donate approx 100 plain white t.shirts (L & XL)and then need to have them printed on. If you know anyone who would sponsor either job, please give me a call.
Mari


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:


****GIGS UPDATE****

Tickets are just out on sale this morning and expected to sell quickly..........
.........so spread the "One for Marty" word!
mari xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Sandra Flintoft said:
Hi Karen
I can't think of anything better than speaking to you. We are going away for Easter, but when I return I will contact the Missing Persons Helpline and ask them to help me contact you. If you are able to reply to my email direct that would be fine, but I do not want to give my contact numers this way in case they get into the wrong hands. I do not mean the kind people that have taken the time to e mail you, but the cranks that may be surfing the net.
Take care and never give up hope.
Sandra


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Martin how are you my pet I hope where ever you are you are safe. Iam getting new posters printed of you just incase you have let your hair grow long remember like in Africa so if you happen to see yourself on these posters which will be soon on the mainland and you see your self just phone the number on the poster Dont be frighten about anything I will look after you and love you with all of my heart Martin try and remember Caollin your little buddy he misses you and another little buddy is going to be born on the 25th April. Remember when Caollin was born you were there with Fiona until 4 in the morning waiting for our little miracle to be born Try my son to remember our second little miracle is soon to be born and it needs its Uncle Martin too. Martin I miss and love you so much Please my love just try and remember our special times we had together Iam still wishing for more to come. Iam long just to give you a big bear hug and cling on to you. I love you Martin xxoo


10 years, 11 months ago, Karen said:
Sorry I have not being in contact with you all for the past five days but some days are just a little bit harder than others and I just had a few bad ones but Ihave dusted myself down and ready for action again. As I have said to you all before thank you for emailing us It really does help Drew and I were not into emailing before but you all have given us the strength to get Martin back home. We have three really lovely and beautiful things to look forward too Fiona having her little baby on the 25th April, Martin coming home to go to his concerts and because of Mari and friends and the people of Holywood our big event It really gets me up in the morning, Thank You. Carl really looking forward to this meal you have promised so give me a ring to arrange any night suits us ! To Sandra Flintoft Many thanks for thinking of us even though you are going through the same nightmare that greets us every morning I would really like to get in contact with you not to intrude on your grief but to just maybe be able to speak to you. I feel like my family is like my own little jigsaw all the little pieces all fitting together but now one of those pieces is missing and it cant be complete again until that piece is found again That is the way I think of Martin my beautifl son I cant function until all my pieces are together again. But we thank you all once again for all your love for Martin and my family. xx


10 years, 11 months ago, carl said:
hey karen & famly, sorry i havent been in touch, just 2 let you know, thinking about you always, and hopefully get round to cooking that meal i promised you!!! will ring you soon, xoxox Carl


10 years, 11 months ago, Sinead said:
To the family and friends of Marty, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Marty a couple of years ago while volunteering in Namibia, although i haven't seen him in a long time, i always remembered him fondly, he's a fantastic guy! I wish you the strength to continue the amazing job you are doing in your search for Marty, i hope he returns to you. If I can help with the event in any way, i volunteer my services eg bar staff etc.
Sinead.


10 years, 11 months ago, Sandra Flintoft said:
My heart aches for you all. My son went missing over three years ago. Like yours he went out for an evening with friends and did not come home. he has just had his 26th Birthday in April.As a family we go through all the same emotions you write about.I know how Birthday's and Mothers Day's are so upsetting.The sleepless nights and the private tears. When I pray for my son's safety I will think of Martin. May God return them to us soon.


10 years, 11 months ago, alison said:
to mari, i would like to thank u 4 coming up with this idea we now get to show the kelly family we do care he isnt forgotten just tell us wot u want and need and we will do everything we can. to karen and family u's r the most amazing family i have ever come across and i promise no matter how long or what it takes myself and my family and friends will be behind u every step of the way.


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:


***VENUE CONFIRMED***

hi again all,

just received the word today, it's going to be st.patricks hall, church view, holywood, fri 26th & sat 27th may. this is much better than the queens hall for several reasons:

greater capacity,
all on one level so no trudging up and down stairs with the gear,
extremely pleasant, understanding and thoroughly supportive to deal with, as opposed to the absolute C*** i've had to take from North Down Borough Council. Enough said!

onwards and upwards. i met with the lovely karen and fiona today, what amazing people. you are an inspiration to us all. god bless you.

we discussed the gigs plans and i informed them of the offers of support from people who have contacted me. they are so grateful to you all and extend their sincere thanks.

i'll post more info as it comes.

meanwhile, please keep up the offers of support.

love mari xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Mags said:
Hi Karen & Drew

Just want to let you know that although we haven't seen you for a few weeks, you are still in our thoughts every day. The gigs that Mari is organising in May sound fantastic and we will be in touch soon to make arrangements to help out. Keep strong Karen - you're fantastic. Praying for good news soon.

Love

Mags and Max xx


10 years, 11 months ago, Elle said:
Karen

I just wanted you to know that I'm still thinking about Martin, you and the family. I'm still hoping and praying that Martin will return home soon. The events in May sound excellent. I hope there will be a good turn out. Good luck with everything

All my Love

Elle


10 years, 11 months ago, PD said:
Karen I dont know how your all coping. my own son is 21 and it is impossible to imagine the feelings your all going through. I lost someone myself and I know they are never coming back but I pray to God that your Marty will return to you all and make your family complete again. You still have hope. Your always in my thoughts xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Kathy and Gabriel Thallon said:
Hi there over in Norn Iron,
everyday we still think of all of you over there. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
You are such great people, especially our great friends Paul and Fiona. Just wanted you to know that we think you are wonderful and how much we really love and miss you !
Life is a funny game, we all have to be strong and with the love of god work through every day and hour that comes our way. It has been a hard road to travel but I am glad you have each other.
We in Australia are always here for you all, never forget great friendships, because we will not forget you.
Until we meet,
love ya
Thee Thallons


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:
karen,

thank you for your very kind words. i will pass them on to all who help. this is going to be a huge community effort here, i can just feel it in my bones, i'm only doing the steering!
i look forward to seeing you for lunch on monday and have a lot of good stuff to discuss with you.
all my love,
mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:
****GIGS UPDATE****

hi again all,

looks like there may be a venue change, (still in holywood) but i'll be able to confirm this on monday.

unfortunately "strictly no ballroom" are unable to appear, but there are many other great acts awaiting confirmation. anyone else interested in performing (live music only) please get in touch.

meanwhile, this is a fresh appeal for more help.to
run this event as successfully as possible i am going to need volunteers for the following duties:

staffing of cloakroom
cleaning up afterwards
ballot sellers
bouncers
first aiders
?? bar people (TBA)
floor people
poster hangers
press/media people
general duties helpers

don't worry about missing any of the action - to be fair to everyone, i will use different helpers each night so you may attend in full on the night you're not helping.

also required are donations or voluntary help in the following areas:

ballot prizes
ballot tickets
printing of tickets/posters
plain t.shirts + t.shirt
printers.

if you think you can help or know someone else who can, please contact me either by email, mobile, landline or by calling at garrys barber shop, high street, holywood. please leave your name, contact details and state which area you'd like to help with. if i'm not there, i will get back to you asap.

martys' family and friends have endured terrible suffering beyond our comprehension in the last few months. our community has lost the beautiful, kind-natured and gentlemanly marty who we all love in our own individual ways.

with your help, we can raise enough funds to take the search for marty to another level and ultimately bring closure to this very sad ordeal.

thank you kindly to those of you who have already offered your services.

keep spreading the word!

mari xx

marijackson3@aol.com
02890425262
07751575079


10 years, 11 months ago, Rachel said:
I could probably get the gig e mention on radio ulster if you want to get more publicity and maybe even a well known band if you want


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I never knew Martin, but I wouldnt need to to know what a popular,outgoing man he is and loved by everyone who met him.
To his mum, dad and family - please stay strong and know that EVERYONE is behind you in the search for your beatiful son.
No matter where he is, he will be proud.
Sending all my love and hope to meet this popular guy someday soon.xoxoxo


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I met Martin a few times around Holywood several years ago (he's a friend of a friend). Just remember him being a really sweet guy. Thinking of you.


10 years, 11 months ago, emma mccandless said:
i'm so sorry we can't be there for the gig, fantastic idea. i'm so happy to see all the support you're getting with everything. we'll make a donation still mind and i pray to god this will bring him home, if you can think of anything i can do from germany please let me know. charlotte hunter has my number.
and fiona and paul i wish you all the best for the little one. all of you take care xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Karen , Drew and family said:
Mari, many many thanks for organizing this huge event I know you dont want thanks but we cannot express our love for you enough We shall not forget what you have done for us and for Martin. We also thank the bands who have given us their time and their talent and also to anyone else who participates in helping with this big huge event to get Martin home. All we need now is Martin to be there to make it a more special night. He could even do the bar for us! All proceeds will go to searching for Martin. Donations will be made to the National Missing Persons Helpline to put his photo on milk cartons, The Body Shop Vans and the side of taxis.Drew and I are going over to Scotland at the end of May to search hostels and try to get as much media attention as possible. Because Martins case is unique the national missing persons helpline is working with us to try and get as much publicity as possible We thank everyone in Holywood in supporting us to get Martin home we will see you all on the 26th and the 27th May. All my love Karen


10 years, 11 months ago, Laura said:
Still thinking about you all the time Marty. I hope you are happy wherever you are. xxxxxx


10 years, 11 months ago, Fr Patrick McCafferty said:
Dear family and friends of Marty, your plight is heart-breaking beyond words. I am praying for you. I cannot find words to offer you comfort. I hope your horrific ordeal will end soon. Wherever Marty is, God is with him and he is with God. God bless you all.


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


10 years, 11 months ago, Mum said:
Hello my wee darling, you have to come home for this big event you missed out on your birthday and it was a pretty good one but this is going to be the best party Holywood has seen and all for you Everybody just wants to see you back where you belong so please my son make it the best party ever and join us all there. Missing you so much kmy heart hurts please my love come home xx


10 years, 11 months ago, anonymous visitor said:
I hope you are able to find Marty soon. My brother knew him a little bit through working in the Priory and said he was a really nice lad. Have the police not thought about searching down nearer to the Odyssey and Lagan Lookout rather than concentrating around Pats Bar?

Keep strong and one day you will have him home.xx


10 years, 11 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I really hope you find your beautiful boy.


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:
******STOP PRESS******
hello everyone,
just to let you all know, there will be a couple of big rock music events happening for Marty in Queens Leisure Complex on Friday 26th May & Sat 27th May 2006. Each night will have approx 4 to 6 bands playing (all voluntarily), ballots, bar (c/o The Attik, Holywood) and will run from around 8pm - 12/1am. Tickets will be £15 (per night) from Garrys Barber Shop, and all proceeds & donations will go to Martys family. Tickets are not ready yet, but i will let you all know as soon as they are. Queens Hall only holds roughly 240 people, so the two nights are essential as i would expect this to have major support. This event will be entitled "One for Marty" and the second night will be "Two for Marty". For further information, questions, or if you wish to offer your services in any way eg, selling ballot tickets, donating prizes, or basically doing runner, please don't hesitate to email me (just click on my name) or ring 02890425262, mob 07751575079. also please watch the press for more details as i get them, but so far i can confirm the following acts:

ken haddock
big speakers
the jukes
strictly no ballroom

holywood advertiser will probably have some info in this months issue, but will definately have a lot more info on 1st May.

meantime spread the word everybody!

big love,

mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, mari jackson said:
******STOP PRESS******
hello everyone,
just to let you all know, there will be a couple of big rock music events happening for Marty in Queens Leisure Complex on Friday 26th May & Sat 27th May 2006. Each night will have approx 4 to 6 bands playing (all voluntarily), ballots, bar (c/o The Attik, Holywood) and will run from around 8pm - 12/1am. Tickets will be £15 (per night) from Garrys Barber Shop, and all proceeds & donations will go to Martys family. Tickets are not ready yet, but i will let you all know as soon as they are. Queens Hall only holds roughly 240 people, so the two nights are essential as i would expect this to have major support. This event will be entitled "One for Marty" and the second night will be "Two for Marty". For further information, questions, or if you wish to offer your services in any way eg, selling ballot tickets, donating prizes, or basically doing runner, please don't hesitate to email me (just click on my name) or ring 02890425262, mob 07751575079. also please watch the press for more details as i get them, but so far i can confirm the following acts:

ken haddock
big speakers
the jukes
strictly no ballroom

holywood advertiser will probably have some info in this months issue, but will definately have a lot more info on 1st May.

meantime spread the word everybody!

big love,

mari xxx


10 years, 11 months ago, amer said:
hi fiona,
i just wanted to wish u well and good luck for the 25th, my brother john and his girlfriend had a baby boy today, say hello to paul and caolin for me x x


10 years, 11 months ago, Amer said:
hi karen & Drew
hope u both are keeping well, i will definatly be down to see you both next week, love amer x


10 years, 11 months ago, alexa said:
Its great to see all the positive support from everybody. Hopefully we will see Marty soon. You're in my thoughts. x.


10 years, 12 months ago, de Haan family said:
we've just read through messages and are so pleased that you are still very much in everybody's thoughts. who knows what the spring will bring. Fiona hope you are keeping well good luck pet. take care x


10 years, 12 months ago, Annie & Maurice said:
Fiona& Paul- we were so glad to see the good news from the docks this week,we think of you all every day.God bless for april 25th.
lots of love.


10 years, 12 months ago, Annie & Maurice said:
Fiona & paul- we were so glad to see the good news this week from the docks,we think of you all every day.God bless for april 25th.
Lots of love.


10 years, 12 months ago, emma mccandless said:
look at all these people willing martin to come home, where there's a will theres a way xxx i really hope so, thinking of you all x


10 years, 12 months ago, Yvette said:
Hey Marty
Sorry it took me so long to write. I would love to wish you a belated birthday. I am so used to being able to say it in person though at your party each year, so next year you better be around to celebrate it in true Kelly fashion. I have seen alot of your sister recently, but we are really missing you, as I usually always see you for a few drinks at least when Suz is over and we have had loads of fun. Skef also misses the partying and laughs we all had in my house. Remember when you did some coal hunting wearing my wig? Hope to see you soon. Miss you loads. Yvettexx


10 years, 12 months ago, lou said:
marty mate im missing you so much, we all are. please come home this place is well boring without you!!! xo


10 years, 12 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:
To you all, I know this news will not end your anguish, but I do hope it gives you strength and hope that one day soon, Martin will come home to you all safe and sound. As always my thoughts are with you all.


10 years, 12 months ago, paul and fiona kelly said:
On tuesday the 21st of March, a team of divers from humberside police, headed by the p.s.n.i search coordinator, and equipped with sonar, and a robotic camera began searching the remainder of the belfast channels.This was a huge undertaking,and a vast area of three channels including the main Victoria channel was searched.The search concluded today,and we have been informed that the channels are clear.fiona paul and the family would like to thank all those who were involved in the search.thank you for your genuine concern,and dedication and for supporting the family through those difficult days.Thanks,The kelly. family.


10 years, 12 months ago, pauline fusco said:
hi karen just wanted to tell you and drew that you are always in my thoughts and prayers and i hope martin returns home to you soon there is no love like a mothers love, keep strong x


10 years, 12 months ago, holywood family said:
we read ur messages everyday hoping for some news god bless you all and heres hoping you get some news soon.our thoughts are with you all. xxx


10 years, 12 months ago, Mum said:
hello my little love I hope you are happy in your own little mind just try and remember your Mum and come home to me I miss you so much so please try and remember me. Fiona is due her new little baby on the 25th April and I know you want to be here for that Everybody in Holywood is missing you and missing that big smile Carl has even got a bit skinner since you have gone He misses you and your chat Martha loves you and wants you back Please my love pick up the phone reverse the charge and I shall come and get you. Your bedroom is just waiting for you and I shall cook you your Itatlian meal Please my little pet come home xx


10 years, 12 months ago, Karen said:
Thank you for still writing in to us your support and love has being unbelivable. The divers are still in searching for Martin and I dont know when that will be finished We are just prayng and hoping that the dreaded phone call does not happen and maybe he is still alive and just confused If anyone might have an idea where he would be just get in contact All I want in this world is to get him home I just miss him so much xx


10 years, 12 months ago, An anonymous visitor said:


10 years, 12 months ago, Caz said:
I also cant imagine what you guys are going through, but my thoughts are with you. I only met Martin a couple of times, but in that short time I knew him to an absolutly great guy. I hope to see him back home soon.


10 years, 12 months ago, edel said:
Karen i met you on mothers day in pat dorrians house when i was dropping my daughter keeva off. I didnt know what to say to you as i cant begin to imagine what you are going through.I just hope that this terrible nightmare comes to an end for you soon.


10 years, 12 months ago, anon said:
karen u must be the best mum in the world ur strength is touching us all. good luck to u all thoughts and heart is with u always


11 years ago, emma mccandless said:
hi karen, is there any news on marty? being in germany i'm finding it hard to get news, not much about him on utv or bbc at the moment. i, like you am thinking no news is good news. if you have a wee minute please let me know. thanks.
marty if you are reading this please make contact with your family, even if you left just to get space and you now feel things have gone to far, they haven't, you can still go home, your mum , dad and family are desperate to know you're still out there, please xxx


11 years ago, Pedro said:
My thoughts are with you all, hope to see you soon Marty.


11 years ago, Debs said:
I have so many brilliant memories with Martin, sunny afternoons sitting outside the Dirty Duck, mad nights out in town and so many funny stories to go with them like the time we were dancing on the stage in the Kremlin and we both fell off and I got squished or me trying (in vain) to wash his smelly socks which many of you will know he has a habit of chucking out windows or the time me him and another friend Keith went out for a Sunday afternoon feed after a heavy night's drinking and we found a p*bic hair in our chips!! Marty I miss you so much, please come home so we can have more fun and more stories to tell, love Debs x


11 years ago, melissa stuart and holly said:
You all r in our thoughts, we hope martin comes home to you soon.


11 years ago, Kj said:
karen, still safe and sound:} this place is amazing and the sun is so good for the soul. wore the stone you gave me tight around my ankle this morning going diving. was fun but so so scary. went to visit some local people today and had tea amongst camels and goats. well sending you my love and some sunshine too.give you a wee bell next week.xx


11 years ago, Kj said:
Hi babes. i'm in egypt:} and i'm counting on you being home when i get back.There are so many things i want to play, show and tell you. please come home soon. we miss you so much and the world is less bright without you.xx


11 years ago, mari & garry jackson said:
karen, drew, raymond, fiona & suzanne. we are in spain again as we have been for a good part of this year but you´re very much in our thoughts and i´d really like to see you karen when we get back if possible. i have wonderful memories of martin, the mad dance we had together that night in the priory, remember karen, when he flung me around like a rag doll? what a fab dancer! then the party at our house, and you guys were the last to leave - about 8am next morning! i last saw marty on new years eve, when as always, he stopped to chat to us on the high st. he was in very good form and looking forward to partying after work. i can´t accept that i may never see that cute wee face again. karen and raymond, you must be so proud of your martin who everybody loves - holywoods favourite son, please come home, and god, please end this nightmare now. all our love, mari and garry xxxx


11 years ago, Amanda Foster said:
I work in Clarendon Docks and see the divers searching in the Lagan. Hopefully you son will come walking through your door! My thoughts are with you. xx


11 years ago, emma mccandless said:
thinking of you all x


11 years ago, Sharon Terry Diver said:
I have looked at Marty's site every day since I got access to the internet and have wanted to say something.What can anyone say? But you are all in my thoughts and if I could I would give you all a big hug to keep your spirits up. I hope Marty returns safe and well. Hope you get to chill out soon & have a great holiday.
Cheers and best wishes.Sharon & Terry


11 years ago, Sharon Terry Diver said:
I have looked at Marty's site every day since I got access to the internet and have wanted to say something.What can anyone say? But you are all in my thoughts and if I could I would give you all a big hug to keep your spirits up. I hope Marty returns safe and well. Hope you get to chill out soon & have a great holiday.
Cheers and best wishes.Sharon & Terry


11 years ago, Mum said:
Martin my love Iam missing you so much where ever you are you were so missed on Mothers Day that it hurt please son get in contact with me so that I can help you Fiona isgetting bigger by the day with her little one Caollin sees your photo evey day and kisses you he misses his best uncle. Suzanne was home for the weekend as well we are hurting so much just to see you again Please my pet just get in touch just to let me know you are safe and well We could even go on a nice holiday just to chill out for a while I will do anything I can for you please please come home we are all waiting for you I love you so much my son A big kiss just for you Love Mum xx


11 years ago, Karen said:
Thank you everyone for e mailing and texting Iam not very good at getting back to you all but I at night I just get drained I cannot even think but your love and support for Martin and my family just keep us going day to day. The divers are back into the water searching the entire Lagan n case he has been snagged against wire or anything but so far nothing has shown up We have been going up every day to watch and wait for any news but no news is good news for us. I look at his photo and just hope and pray that he has not gone for good. He is so much loved for him not to return to us Many many thanks once again for thinking of us and of my beautiful son Martin love Karen xx


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
just looking at your site, you can see how close you all are. i don't know Martin or yourselves, but almost feel I do now. Your pictures are beautiful, you all look so happy. How lucky he is to have a family like you waiting for him when he comes home. I pray every day for his safe return.xxxx


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
my thoughts are with you each and every day that passes. I remember Fiona and Suzanne from when we were small. I live in England now and look at the site every day, hoping for the news you're all waiting for. Keep Stong and have faith that one day, he will return safe and well.


11 years ago, orlagh said:
I didnt know Marty personally but many of my friends did and I feel like I do anyway and wish I did because he sounds like such a special guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kelly family x


11 years ago, sim said:
my thoughts are with you all. havent heard much news on marty. did divers go down to the area diane pinpointed. i hope they have/will. take care all x


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
thinking of you all


11 years ago, Andrea said:
To Martins mum.God bless you and i pray for the safe return of your son - my heart goes out to youx


11 years ago, amer said:
Hi Suzanne, hope u are keeping well and i hope i'll see u again soon take care, amer x x


11 years ago, Amer said:
hi Karen Drew Fiona & Paul, Im really sorry i missed the service on sunday but i was away to portugal with my family for St Patricks weekend. No matter where i am, you all are never far from my thoughts, i miss marty so much and i still pray he comes home safe and well. speak to u all soon, love Amer xx


11 years ago, alexa said:
Its difficult to come to terms with the loss that Martin's family are having to go through. I met Martin once at a party a year or two ago,although I dont really know him I want his family to know that they are in my thoughts everyday.
I hope you can find peace soon.


11 years ago, Anon said:
It's probably difficult for me, even as a parent, to fully appreciate what you must be going through. I do hope Martin returns soon. I haven't read much about police activity. Could he have hopped on a Ferry on New Year's Day? Has this been checked? The psychic woman didn't seem to be much use but perhaps she created some more publicity.
I continue to hope for good news and keep checking back.


11 years ago, marc said:
soz about the lateness first chance to say happy birthday mate hope your back soon


11 years ago, Kate and Roxanne said:
To Karen, Not a day goes by we don't think about Marty. All our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.


11 years ago, Mum said:
My love Iam missing you and thinking of you every second of the day Iam lighting your incense sticks in your bedroom and it smells all over the house Please my love please come back to me we could have a real good mothers day Remember the one at the golf club a few years ago My best present in the world would be just you coming home or just even ring me I love you with my heart body and soul Iam missing you more than words can say but my heart is breaking please please come home to us. love you Mum xx


11 years ago, emma mccandless said:
hi there, thinking of you all everyday, i wish i was back home to try to help in some way. waiting and praying to hear some good news very soon. i hear fiona is expecting again, thats great news, i hope it all goes well and that marty will be home, fit and well to see the new edition to a special and loving family. take care of each other, love emma xxx


11 years ago, Anon said:
Marty, you and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. You are loved by so many people because you are so special, anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you would know what a beautiful person you are in every way
xoxox


11 years ago, nicole& danielle said:
hope you come back to your family


11 years ago, SEAN & ANNE O' LOUGHLIN said:
praying and hoping every day


11 years ago, Annika McDade said:
Fiona, Paul, Caollin and Karen, i had the pleasure of meeting Martin at Caollin's first birthday party while visiting from Canada and he taught me about penguins in Africa. Been thinking of you all and will continue to wish you all the best of luck. Miss you Fiona. Stay strong.
xoxox Annika


11 years ago, David Hughes said:
When I was over in Bangor I heard a lot of good things about you Marty, from your friends who miss you so much. I hope you return home soon because I'd like to buy you a beer in the Wolsey.


11 years ago, Steven Woods said:
Sim > The site is currently 2nd if you search www.google.co.uk for "Marty Kelly" ... given time, its rank will increase with any luck.

Best wishes to Martin's family at this difficult time.


11 years ago, Phil Davidson said:


11 years ago, sim said:
hi, just to let u knw im not happy at all. i regularly check the news site on google about martin and lisa. i searched martins name today and nothing came up, i had to search martin kelly missing.
please can we all do something to step up the campaign to find martin, his case needs more recognition. he deserves to be brought home to his family. i pray every nite he has just had memory loss.... if there is any way i can help, please dont hesitate to ask. im more than willing, take care all xxx


11 years ago, NICOLE ,DANIELLE AND ANNE said:
PRAYING FOR GOD TO GIVE YOUR FAMILY STRENGTH TO CARRY ON


11 years ago, Claire said:
To all Martin's family and friends...I met Marty in Namibia with raliegh, we werent on any projects together, but met up whilst travelling on in south africa after the expedition. We all had such a laugh together in cape town. I can only imagine the anguish of not having Marty home is bringing to you...Marty is in my thoughts and prayers as are all of you who are close to him. Please come home xx


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I am so so sorry that your son is missing, as i read the beautiful messages people had left i could help but cry. its amazing to see how much one single person is loved and how special they are. i hope he comes home soon. my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. take care and good luck x


11 years ago, The Forde Family said:
Good luck tomorrow Karen we really hope something comes through we'll be thinking of you all xx


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Good luck for tomorrow,in a way i dont think any one wants martin to be found tomorrow because we all have hope hes still alive and just lost his memory,but just remember no matter what happens we are all behind you and will never forget your brilliant son!


11 years ago, Gwennie & Stanley Forbes said:
Karen,

We are so sorry we were not able to be with you on Sunday but you know that we are still thinking and praying for you all every day. We will be with you in spirit tomorrow every step of the way.

Keep strong Karen and don't be frightened. Remember that everyone is praying and hoping for the best outcome but most of all don't forget that Martin, regardless of where he is, will ALWAYS be with you.


11 years ago, mum said:
Martin my love we are still looking for you please my love if you can hear me or even remember me incase you are not well please please get in touch just go into a shop or ask anyone to phone the police to get you home Martin I want so desperately to hug you again and see you and talk to you about all your future plans and dreams please come home my son Iam missing you so much Drew is missing you sitting beside him in the van. My love I love you Mum xx.


11 years ago, Karen said:
Thank you everyone who have sent mesages e.mails and cards and people who have just stopped me in the street to give me a hug and praying for Martin You will never know how grateful we are for your love and support The divers go into the Lagan once again on Tuesday to search once again Iam frightened of what might
happen in the next few days as then all our hope shall be lost We are all still wanting Martin so desperately to walk in through the front door The service was beautiful on Sunday and Iam sorry that I was not able to tell you all sooner but it was only arranged on Saturday night. But once again thank you all for your thoughts and prayers it is getting us through this nightmare xx


11 years ago, Sarah said:
Marty, I remember the good old days and I look forward to many more memorys being created in the future. Please come home!


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I read through these messages and it made me very emotional. The thoughts of not knowing were your son would be so heartbreaking for you all, I have a daughter and couldnt imagine what pain I would feel if I didnt know were she was. I am praying for you all and you sound such a brilliant close family. God bless you all and martin thinking of you all. x


11 years ago, Philip,Mary&Aaron said:
To Fiona, Paul, Caollin and Karen. I know that this is an extremely difficult time for you all and want to let you know if there is anything we can do for you we are always here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope that you find Martin soon. Talk soon Take Care Mary


11 years ago, Debs said:
Karen, really sorry I missed the service for Martin, I haven't been online for a few days, hope everything went well, thinking about you every day, Debs xxx


11 years ago, Debs said:
Karen, really sorry I missed the service for Martin, I haven't been online for a few days, hope everything went well, thinking about you every day, Debs xxx


11 years ago, Debs said:
Karen, really sorry I missed the service for Martin, I haven't been online for a few days, hope everything went well, thinking about you every day, Debs xxx


11 years ago, Lawrence and Maureen said:
Sorry we missed the service yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Martin every day.


11 years ago, Rachel said:
I only saw the message about the service today. Really sorry I missed it Karen. Would love to have gone. Not sure if you would rememeber. Fiona and suzanne used to babysit me. But my thoughts and prays our with you all and staying positive for marty


11 years ago, CARL said:
HEY MARTY MATE, HOPE U GET TO READ THIS,MISS ALL THAT MAD CRAIC WE USED 2 HAVE!!!! HAD A BRILL NITE ON TUESDAY (THANX KAREN XO).EVERYONE IS MISSING U LOADS AND LOADS, COME HOME SOON.


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Stay strong, wereever martin is he loves you back and wants to c u again,think of the happy times and be grateful to have bought such a wonderful person into the world, he loved so many and so many loved him. don't think of his disappearance as a loss but think of it as the end of a brilliant time and a new beginning for martin in heaven god bless you all, karen you are so strong good luck for the future you have everyones support and never need to be alone!


11 years ago, mum said:
Martin I know we are not into religion but Paul has a friend over from Sra Langia which he met at the tsuma last year and he is going to do a little service with Father Kerr tomorrow at 12 Your friends and anyone who want to come along it would nice Martin I went to the attic last night and saw a few of your friends they all want to see you again and make them laugh Martin you are so missed and loved way way beyond your dreams I love you my sweet and I miss makng your frys on Saturday my love please come home to me my heart is hurting so much for you night night my love and hugs and kisses xx


11 years ago, francis said:
hope you get you son back, its so sad as he seemed like such a good lad. i heard on the news that u inlisted the help of the spirt world, i hope that the lady has helped you but if ot contact sharon on 02890 290616 she was a great help to me.


11 years ago, francis said:
hope you get you son back, its so sad as he seemed like such a good lad. i heard on the news that u inlisted the help of the spirt world, i hope that the lady has helped you but if ot contact sharon on 02890 290616 she was a great help to me.


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
i think that is such a lovely message you have left for your son, no whatever where he is he no's that he is loved and he will be returned to you one day, god only takes the special people and marty was one of them, just read all the comments, they are all of happy memories because when anyone thinks of him thats all they have, just because he isnt here doesn't mean hes not here in spirit, keep alive and have hope god bless


11 years ago, Mum said:
Martin you are loved so much just look at your web page and everybody is just waiting for you to come home I have made your bedroom what I think you would lke it to be you can just lie in bed and just look at the stars KJ has got the pictures mounted and they are absolutely spectacular I have the one you bought me for my b irthday in the living room I remmber that special day you brought it for me it was the same day that Fiona told us that she was expecting again please please come home to me I miss my kiss in the morning when you and Drew went out to work please my love I miss you so much and just want to hold you again. my heart will not be happy again until you come back to us My beautiful and special son I love you so much xx


11 years ago, karenmartins mum said:
i thank you all so much for sending happy birthday messages for martin they have all got me through his special day Boris thank you so much for making this web page if you could give me a ring i would like to speak to you again just to thank you for all your help i didnot know of web pages before martins disappearance. as i have said before your love and support for all of us has give us so much strength to carry on looking for Martin many many thanks


11 years ago, danielle & anne said:
our thoughts are with your family always. happy birthday.


11 years ago, jonathan said:
hey marty saw your new room the other night and it looks great, i have a crash helmet waiting for you. youll need it. think about you every day pal and hope to see ya soon


11 years ago, Neal Forbes said:
Karen, Fiona, Suzanne, Raymond and Drew. My thoughts are with you everyday.


11 years ago, Neal Forbes said:
To all Martin's famil


11 years ago, Cait said:
You were sweet. Please be well and happy and at peace.

Happy birthday.


11 years ago, Emma Black (Forbes) said:
Karen, Fiona, Suzanne, Raymond and Drew. I think about you all everyday and pray that Martin will come home to you all soon. I have so many happy memories of us all as children in 'dirty door' and 'redburn square'I know Martin is with you all and will ahve fun wherever he is. Lots of love Emma Black (Forbes) xx


11 years ago, Jonny said:
Happy Birthday marty mate.everyones missing you loads. please come home!


11 years ago, jonathan said:
p.s happy birthday mate


11 years ago, jonathan and andrea said:
we miss you mate and the craic that we used to get up to. enniskillen just wont be the same without you and the unusual choices of clothing to run about the fields in. come home soon


11 years ago, The Adams family said:
oh how we would love to open the curtains in the morning and look out into the court and say 'marty's been'. we miss you.


11 years ago, lisa's pal said:
as a close friend of lisa dorrians, i would just like to say my thoughts are with all your family and friends and i hope you turn up safe and well....xx


11 years ago, Judi & Leanne said:
To Fiona & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. We hope for some news soon. xxx


11 years ago, Alex McIlwaine said:
Same as Mike, bit late but happy birthday mate. Still hoping you turn up as I think everyone was fond of you. Was a real shock to hear one of my mates from school had gone missing - dont expect it to happen to young people or those you know. Out here in Edinburgh at uni so I didn't hear until a few weeks after. When I heard I instantly started thinking about the times we used to mess about putting rubbish in each others desks when we were off sick haha. Noah, Marty and I sitting in the row in Class 8. Remember the trips to cushendall/cushendun and lisnaskea. Good times. Still hope it turns round for everyone.

See a few of the old muckers from school here and Sara trying to arrange a meetup. My contact is technik@hotmail.co.uk


11 years ago, Michael Morrow said:
I know its abit late Marty, but happy birthday man. I have been thinking about you everyday and have been seeing you on the TV and in the papers, you better hurry up and get home soon as everyone is missing you!!


11 years ago, sim said:
happy birthday marty, i dont know you, but i think of you regularly. i hope you are returned to your family as soon as possible. i pray that u r ok, and mayb you have had memory loss. hopefully if u see all the campaigns something will trigger your memory. if maybe something worse has happened, i pray you are looking down on your family and watch over them, as they have shown tremendous strength and courage. god bless marty xxx


11 years ago, emma mccandless said:
to fiona, suzanne, karen, raymond, drew and all the rest of the family. i've been thinking of you all every day and can only imagine the pain you must be feeling right now, i've tried to contact you only i have no address for any of you anymore, but my family and i are hoping and praying for marty every day and we will continue to do so until you find him. thinking of you all at this time and if theres anything i can do please let me know. love to you all, emma xxx


11 years ago, emma mccandless said:
oh marty please come home, i can't believe this has happened to you, this is the first time i've seen your beautiful face in years, you were only a wee young thing when i last saw you, what a stunner you turned out to, no wonder the girls are lined up awaiting your return.i'm living in germany at the min so if you're just looking some space, contact me and you can chill out here. please let your family know where you are, they love you so much. love emma x


11 years ago, Ange said:
Happy B'day Marty!!I guess my bday msg is late..but I am in America, still studying away!Please come back soon, I still think about you every single day. I will never find another bf who can replace that special place you have in my heart, no-one else understands my constant need for chicken soup like you do!! =o) I miss you, love you always, Ange xxx


11 years ago, martha said:
marty, you would fully appreciate all the banter this evening. your new house is lovely and i hope you don't mind but i ate most of the birthday food! it always amazes me how many funny and uplifting stories we all have about you. since you've been gone i've lost such a massively positive part of my life. we were listening to Faithless there and it made me feel happy coz of mandella that time. you know i love you to pieces. your mum says come home because your missing a good party! have to get back to my gin now, i'll get back to you later. stripey turnip. xo xo


11 years ago, lulu said:
Marty man just got back from your birthday. no you were there with us. love you xo


11 years ago, lulu said:
miss you more and more every day love!! hope your having a great birthday where ever you are! dawsons creek summer will be remembered forever!! all my love always lou xo


11 years ago, martha said:
happy birthday! really wish you were here to celebrate with us. You're never off my mind but I know you already know that. Love you to bits, martha xo


11 years ago, martha said:


11 years ago, mum said:
happy birthday my special son for your birhday present you have you have your only special star named after you look up and you are the the brighest please come home to me my love to get your big hug for your 22nd birthday


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
Happy birthday marty, 22! We all miss and think of your everyday. Hope where evere you are, your in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Much love x


11 years ago, Dora said:
Happy birthday marty. thinking of you every day, you are never out of my thoughts. i just keep remembering how much you make us all laugh, and just thinking about you puts a smile on my face. wherever you are my heart is with you. Dora XoX


11 years ago, sara robb said:
happy birthday marty.have thought about you everyday since you disappeared-especially today.hope and pray that you come home safely.we need more nights out at shine!!my thoughts are with all the kelly family everyday.lots of love xo


11 years ago, sara robb said:
happy birthday marty.have thought about you everyday since you disappeared-especially today.hope and pray that you come home safely.we need more nights out at shine!!my thoughts are with all the kelly family everyday.lots of love xo


11 years ago, Dad said:
Happy 22nd Birthday son Thinking and looking for you everyday. I miss our walks and our chats along the coast. When you come home I will update your music collection. Son, if you read this message please contact me. Love Dad xxxx


11 years ago, Peter Martin and Mary Edmund said:
Mary and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you Fiona, your Mom and Dad and Martin's entire family. We hope that a resolution is near at hand so that you all can be granted the peace of mind that you need at this time. We send our love and hope.


11 years ago, Danielle&Amos said:
Happy Birthday Martin I hope you are found safe and well, Our Thoughts are with your family everyday x x


11 years ago, Graham said:
Happy birthday mucker!, miss your digs :) Ever hopfull for your comeing home one day soon.


11 years ago, Richie said:
Happy birthday marty,a top bloke who i met in Africa.Thinking of you everyday,please come home.
Raleigh 01J


11 years ago, Brendan said:
Marty – Someone with a soul like yours, no matter what you’re doing, who you’re with, or wherever you are, you’ll only ever find peace. Happy birthday buddy, we miss ya. Give us an Ian Brown tune!


11 years ago, Michael said:
I never knew Martin but I just wanted to say that I think this is just one of the saddest and most unbearable things imaginable. I hope and pray that Martin comes home soon and that his family and especially his Mother can somehow cope in the meantime. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


11 years ago, big sis fiona paul and nephew caollin said:
every moment of every day you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.we miss you so much and we will not stop looking for you.you are a wonderful special brother and uncle and we love you from the top of our heads to the bottom of our toes.please come home to us soon.we miss you martin. happy birthday.


11 years ago, unknown said:
happy birthday marty hope you return home safe and well to your family god bless xx


11 years ago, Debs said:
Happy Birthday Marty! I had a dream about you last week that you came home fit and well, of all my dreams I hope that this is the one that comes true. Miss you x


11 years ago, The Grant Family (Holywood) said:
Happy Birthday Martin! We think about you everyday (last thought at night and first thing in the morning) and remain hopeful for your safe return!


11 years ago, Jemma B said:
Happy Birthday Marty wherever you are. You're so special and loved. I hope to be able to tell you that in person one day.


11 years ago, leo/danny said:
happy 22nd birthday we hope you get to read this message sometime soon. your a legend and every one likes you and wants you to come home. from danny and leo


11 years ago, Con Mc Allister said:
happy birthday marty,i only met u a few times but thought you were a really nice bloke, God Bless X


11 years ago, amer marnell said:
Happy Birthday Marty! i hope we will see you again soon. i'm thinking of you and your family every day. xxxxxx


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I really do not no what to say and even though I never knew Martin or his family my eyes fill up and stomach flutters every time I hear his name and see his picture. Happy Birthday Martin and I hope you will return home soon. I hope and pray for you! x


11 years ago, steven forbes said:
Happy birthday mate. Hoping for your safe return. steven


11 years ago, sharron said:
I'm at work and just stumbled across this site. God bless you Martin and your family. I hope that you are soon reunited.


11 years ago, Conor McFaul said:
Happy birthday Marty.Praying for you everyday mate.Hope your found safe and well.Your missed by everyone.


11 years ago, Emma said:
Happy birthday Martin. I pray every day you'll come home safe and sound to your family and friends. You are a very special person and missed by all. xxx


11 years ago, A stranger said:
I lit a candle for you today and said a prayer that you come home soon. Happy Birthday Martin


11 years ago, The Forde Family said:
Happy birthday Martin, our love is with you always god bless and come home soon xx


11 years ago, davy marie julie stuart and tina miller said:
happy birthday martin all of us are thinking about you and hope you are found save and well


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
This is such a sad story, it is unbearable for you all not knowing what has happened to your beautiful son. I pray and hope that you will discover where Martin is. I thought it was lovely last night when you said that he was in your heart and soul. May you and your family gain the strength to keep going. Thinking of you all today on Martin's birthday and always.


11 years ago, Elle said:
Happy Birthday Martin. You are a truly amazing and beautiful person. You are loved by anyone lucky enough to have met you. I feel blessed to have even known you. The memories I have of all of us will always make me smile across miles and through the years. You are someone who’s done more than anyone could ever realize. You will always be a hero in my eyes. A wish for you because you mean so much to me. I’m hoping that you have a very special day because you deserve a special day that sparkles – just like you. I hope you come home soon Marty – we all love and miss you very much xxx


11 years ago, Martina Ward said:
Karen and family, thinking of you all today and i am sure it is hard with it being Martin's birthday, but i have no doubt Martin is there with you and would want you to celebrate it for for him, see you soon


11 years ago, Suzanne your sis said:
Happy 22nd Birthday Martin, you mean everything to me! You are such a special brother and an amazing person, we all miss you beyond words. Happy Birthday, i love you. xxxxx


11 years ago, Nigel said:
Happy Birthday Marty. I hope wherever you are you know of the people thinking of you. I was just looking back at some photos from Africa and remembering celebrating your 18th in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Thanks for all your help and companionship on that mad trip – I’ll never forget it. Thinking of all your family today. Come home soon. Nigel


11 years ago, Paul said:
Happy Birthday Martin, I'm thinking of you, mainly about the fun times we had in school. I have many fond memories which I'll never forget, you're a special guy.


11 years ago, heather and seamy said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To marty and all your family our prayers are with you always, xoxoxoxo


11 years ago, Clare said:
I am currently living in New Zealand, and have been following the stories of Marty and of Lisa Dorrian. I just want to send my support to marty's family and may God bless you all during this difficult period. I hope Marty comes home to you soon. you are in my prayers


11 years ago, Fiona said:
Followed the news story from the BBC news site to here and I feel for you all, such a nightmare this must be. I hope Martin comes home safe and sound. Keep the hope alive - always. Happy birthday Martin.


11 years ago, Tiffany said:
Happy birthday for tomorrow, everyones thinking of you, god bless and i hope your found safe and well soon xx


11 years ago, Rachel said:
Been thinkin about you everyday Marty and ive been praying every night. Wherever you are I hope you're safe and happy and I that one day we'll go out for that drink


11 years ago, Stanley & Gwennie Forbes said:
Martin,

Wherever you are Happy Birthday for Tuesday. We remember the day you were born and have such good memories of when you, Fiona Suzanne and our children were small.

God Bless now and always. Be happy


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
i hope his birthday can bring you the one thing that you need, his body back home!


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
I was reading that the physic was going to help with marty, it that true?


11 years ago, anon said:
Please let everyone around you help! Everyone would be more than willing to help you in your search for Marty! God Bless xox


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
marty you're still in my thoughts,thinking of you every day.to his family stay strong, i hope this nightmare ends soon


11 years ago, An anonymous visitor said:
tuseday is martins birthday well where u r marty have a good 1


11 years ago, alice said:
thinking of this everyday...come home please.


11 years ago, Louise said:
may god bring you home martin, my thoughts r wif ure family n friends xx


11 years ago, cameron said:
just leavin a wee message to say im still thinking of you


11 years ago, Gareth Irvine said:
Martin, I remember the day you got back from Africa after your amazing journey. I dont think I have ever seen a passport with as many stamps in it! I truely hope that there is another homecoming party very very soon.


11 years ago, louise said:
yous are such a strong family hope things get better i am praying for yous and your son martin i wish he appears home soon p.s stay strong for your sons sake and your self god bless


11 years ago, dean said:
i am so sorry to hear about your son hope every thing gets better and he is found


11 years ago, gemma mclaughlin said:
i am so sorry to hear about martin he was a real gentle happy man and i know him because my mum michelle mclaughlin used to work with your daughter vionna in winen company hope you find him soon p.s god bless


11 years ago, Tiffany said:
Hey, was just looking at the site, its so lovely and the photos of marty are great!I was just wondering if you were planning anything for his birthday?i'm sure everyone would love to get together and remmeber him!


11 years ago, lee said:
why has there been no more searches, marty needs to be found! the police need to do more, to his family your doing brilliantly good luck to you all


11 years ago, jemma said:
you'l all so brave, karen you raised a great son you should be proud


11 years ago, - said:
You'll never be forgotten,happy birthday for tuesday just because your not there doesn't mean your birth can't be celebrated your a great guy, god bless


11 years ago, anon said:
just reading those messages made me cry, it shows how close you all are,i really hope your found soon x


11 years ago, Caollin your wee buddy said:
To uncle Martin
Please come home soon I miss your cuddles and the fun we had playing together. Every time I see your photograph I give you a kiss. When I go to your new house I try to climb the stairs to go to your bedroom but Mummy and Granny won't let me. Please come home so we can play together in your new bedroom. I love you with all my heart, from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes.
Love Caollin xxxxxxxxx


11 years ago, Fiona your big sister said:
Martin,to the world you are one person but to me you are the world
I love you with all my heart and soul
Please come home
Your big sister xxxx


11 years ago, MUM said:
MARTIN IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY ON TUESDAY REMEMBER LAST YEAR HOW SPECIAL THAT WAS PLEASE COME HOME AND IT WILL BE EVEN MORE SPECIAL I LOVE YOU WITH EVERY PART OF MY BEING AND SOUL YOU ARE SO SPECIAL TO ME YOUR BEDROOM IS READY FOR YOU IN OUR NEW HOUSE ALL WE NEED IS FOR YOU TO COME BACK PLEASE MY SPECIAL SON COME BACK HOME TO MAKE OUR FAMILY COMPLETE AGAIN I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH YOUR MUM XX


11 years ago, anon said:
marty i reali hav hope ur still alive, i think bout u all the time n only new u a wee bit but ur a lovely man n i hope ur ok!everyone does, we all miss u god bless i hope ur alryt xx


11 years ago, Suzanne said:
Martin just to let you know you are in my heart and thoughts every second of every day. I love you and miss you so much.
Your loving sister.


11 years ago, Boris Devouge said:
All my thoughts goes to Martin family. Lots of love.


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