There's a dearth of information about the search term "Eithne Wallis Riverdance". It turns out it should read "Eithne Walls", not "Eithne Wallis". A dancer and a doctor, Eithne Walls was a passenger in the fated Air France Flight 447 bound for France from Brazil. As a member of the prestigious Riverdance, 28 year old Eithne had the opportunity to work for one year in Broadway, New York then proceeded to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor. Eithne Walls of Ballygowan, Co Down was one of three Irish women who boarded the Air France flight which disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean.
The family of Eithne Walls was deeply saddened about the fate of the Air France flight. They issued a statement saying that: "Eithne was an extraordinary person who brought light to the lives of everyone she touched. She was beautiful in every way, especially of spirit. She had a passion for life that permeated, enlivened and enriched those around her". We hope that the Air France Flight 447 will be found in the soonest time to ease the grief felt by the families of the 228 passengers who boarded the flight. To read Eithne Wall’s tribute, please refer to the Irish Times Website.