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Updated list of vigils to be held across the country in memory of Ashling Murphy

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information about the fatal assault of talented trad musician Ashling Murphy to come forward.  Ms. Murphy was exercising along the recreational route after a day's teaching at Durrow National School.   It is understood that National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) counsellors are attending the school today.

While the community of Tullamore mourns the loss of one of its own, with candles and flowers carpeting the bank of the Grand Canal close to where Ashling Murphy was killed, women throughout Ireland are reacting in shock and grief.

In Cork city, a walk will take place to honour the memory of Ms Murphy with people being encouraged to meet at 9.30am at the Atlantic Pond (Páirc Uí Chaoimh side) and loop back along the Marina.

The National Women's Council of Ireland will be holding a vigil for the 23-year-old teacher outside Dáil Éireann tomorrow Friday 14th January. 

From 4-5pm tomorrow in Dublin, the NWCI has encouraged people to bring flowers and candles while wearing face masks gathering in a socially distanced manner, to remember Ms Murphy.

In Galway, Comhaltas na Mac Linn at NUIG will be holding a vigil in Eyre Square tonight at 6pm.

In Limerick, Councillor Elisa O'Donovan has said a vigil will take place on Friday January 14 "to remember her and all who have died by gender-based violence."

Those wishing to attend are to meet on Friday at 6pm at Arthur's Quay Park in the city and are asked to wear a face mask and bring a candle.


  • Armagh – 4pm, Friday at Market St
  • Belfast- 4pm, Friday at Belfast City Hall
  • Bray – 4pm, Friday at Bray Town Council
  • Cappincur – 4.30pm, Friday at Digby Bridge, Cappincur
  • Carlow- 6pm, Friday at The Fountain, Carlow
  • Castleblaney – 4.30pm, Friday at Hope Castle
  • Clare – 4pm, Friday at Fair Green, Ennis
  • Clare – 5.30pm, Friday at Ennistymon Town Sq
  • Clonmel – 6pm, Friday at MainGuard
  • Cork – 6pm, Friday at Kanturk Place
  • Cork – 7pm, Friday at Buttevent Primary Sch
  • Crossmaglen – 4pm, Friday at The Square
  • Derry- 4pm, Friday at Guildhall Steps
  • Dingle – 4pm, Friday at The Marina
  • Drogheda – 4.30pm, Friday at The Ramparts
  • Dublin – 4pm, Friday at Dáil
  • Dundalk – 5pm, Friday at The Square
  • Fermanagh – 6pm, Friday at Fermanagh House, Enniskillen
  • Gorey – 6.30pm, Friday at Main St
  • Greystones – 4pm, Friday at Men’s Cove
  • Kerry – 4pm, Friday at Library Place, Killorglin
  • Kerry – 4pm, Friday at Town Sq, Tralee
  • Kerry – 6.16pm, Friday at The Pier, Ballydavid
  • Letterkenny – 7pm, Friday at Market Sq
  • Limerick- 6pm, Friday at Arthur's Quay Park
  • Louth – 4pm, Friday at Arden Library
  • Lucan – 4pm, Friday at Lucan Weir
  • Mallow – 7pm, Friday at Lidl
  • Maynooth – 4pm, Friday at Maynooth Sq
  • Meath – 4pm, Friday at Arkle Monument, Ashbourne
  • National Deaf Women of Ireland – 6pm, Friday at Facebook Live
  • Navan – 4pm, Friday at Blackwater Pk
  • Nenagh – 4.30pm, Friday at Banba Sq, Nenagh
  • Strabane – 4pm, Friday at Strabane Sq
  • Tullamore-4pm, Friday at Tullamore Town Park
  • Tyrone – 4pm, Friday at Killyclogher, Omagh
  • Valentia Island – 4.25pm, Friday at Cracow Park, Knightstown
  • Waterford – 6pm, Friday at People’s Pk
  • Westport – 8pm, Friday at the Mall
  • Wexford – 4pm, Friday at The Quay


  • Cork- 9.30am, Saturday at the Atlantic Pond
  • Drimnagh – 8am, Saturday at Drimnagh Luas
  • Dun Laoghaire – 4pm, Saturday at seafront entrance to People’s Park
  • London – 4pm, Saturday at London Irish Centre
  • Longford – 6.30pm, Saturday at Ballymahon GAA
  • Mayo – 7pm, Saturday at Abbeyhalfquarter, Ballina
  • Portmartnock – 5pm, Saturday at Portmarnock Beach
  • Portumna – 6pm, Saturday at Town Sq


  • Kilkenny – 2pm, Sunday at Kilkenny Castle
  • Moate- 4pm, Sunday at The Greenway
  • Sligo – 4pm, Sunday at Doorly Park

More will be added as we are informed. 

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