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Vigil for Ashling Murphy in The Market Square, Enniscorthy on Sunday evening.

Vigil for Ashling Murphy in The Market Square, Enniscorthy on Sunday evening.

Vigil for Ashling Murphy in The Market Square, Enniscorthy on Sunday evening.

Vigil for Ashling Murphy in The Market Square, Enniscorthy on Sunday evening.

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Vigil for Ashling Murphy in The Market Square, Enniscorthy on Sunday evening.

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A poignant and moving vigil was held in Enniscorthy at the weekend as a mark of respect to the memory of school teacher, Ashling Murphy, who was murdered while out jogging in Tullamore.

The tragedy of the situation and the senseless nature of Ms Murphy’s death led to a huge national outpouring of grief and also support for her family with vigils held in cities, towns and villages all around the country.

While the event in Enniscorthy, which took place on Sunday night, wasn’t an official council event it was organised by the Cathaoireach of Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr Cathal Byrne.

It was also attended by local representative including local TDs as well as by a large number of people from in and around Enniscorthy.

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Candles were lit and the scene in Market Square was one of dignified solidarity as those presented remembered a young woman who was only just starting out in life.

Members of Ms Murphy’s own family, including her parents, participated in a vigil in her honour held in Tullamore on Friday, close to where her young life was cut tragically short.

A highly respected teacher and was also a well known musician and the manner in which she lost her life sent shockwaves throughout the entire nation.


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