The two women were walking the Wicklow Way and were on the Tinahely to Shillelagh section when one of the women became concerned when she had not seen her friend for approx 4 hrs. She searched along the route herself before meeting a member of the public who offered to drive her to Shillelagh village where she raised the alarm.
While plans were being made by MR personnel for a search of the area, the missing woman was found safe and well in a pub in Shillelagh. The incident was then stood down.
Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved.