Saturday 3 December 2016

Special memorials to take place in remembrance of tragic student Karen Buckley

Published 10/04/2016 | 09:35

Murder victim Karen Buckley
Murder victim Karen Buckley

The first anniversary of the brutal murder of Irish student nurse Karen Buckley will be marked by special ceremonies next week.

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The memory of the 24-year-old Cork woman, whose murder shocked the country, will be honoured both home in Ireland and in Scotland on Friday

Karen's family have planned a special anniversary Mass for the tragic young woman in her native Mourneabbey in north Cork.

Father Joe O'Keeffe, who stood by the Buckley family through the ordeal of the search for Karen, will celebrate the Mass.

The parish cleric also supported the devastated clan during the trial and sentencing of her killer, 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau.

Pacteau is serving life in prison for the horrific murder of Karen last April 12.

A special memorial, involving Karen's former Glasgow Caledonian University friends and classmates, will also be held in Scotland.

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