Remembering Ashling Murphy: vigils taking place around the country

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Vigils are being held across the country today and tomorrow to remember Ashling Murphy

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The country is still reeling over the tragic loss of Ashling Murphy, the 23-year-old primary school teacher who was murdered in Tullamore on Wednesday.  The National Women’s Council have organised a vigil in Dublin, with many groups following suit. The events are to remember Ashling, mark her death, and stand in solidarity with the women of Ireland. Those attending are encouraged to bring masks, a candle or flowers if they wish, and to maintain social distancing. Here’s a list of some events around the country, but keep an eye on Twitter, as many vigils or events are being added or updated as the day goes on.

Friday

Dublin, Kildare Street, outside Dáil Éireann, 4pm.

Mayo, Crossmolina lake, 7pm.

Belfast, City Hall, 4pm.

Waterford, People’s Park, 6pm.

Galway, Eyre Square, 6pm.

Tullamore Town Park, 4pm.

Limerick, Arthur’s Quay Park, 6pm.

Carlow, the Fountain,  6pm.

Dundalk, the Square, 5pm.

Wexford, The Quay, 4pm.

Maynooth, Maynooth Square, 4pm.

Saturday

Dublin, Clondalkin Civic Centre, 3pm.

Omagh, heritage centre, 6pm.

Dublin, Sunrise walk at Sandymount strand, 8am.

Cork, Atlantic Pond, 9.30am.

Dublin, Portmarnock beach, 5pm.

For those in the UK, there will be a vigil taking place at 4pm at the London Irish Centre.

Sunday

Athlone,  Garrycastle greenway, 4pm.

Sligo, Doorly Park, 4pm.

Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle, 2pm.

Offaly, John’s Hall, Birr, 7pm.

Those who cannot make it to vigils in person are asked to light a candle at home.