Vigils taking place in Donegal in memory of Ashling Murphy

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A number of vigils are being held in the North West today in memory of Ashling Murphy.

A vigil will take place at 4pm at the Guildhall steps in Derry, Killea Grotto and Buncrana Shore Front.

There will also be a 5pm vigil in The Diamond, Ardara, and a vigil at 6pm outside County House in Lifford.

Gatherings take place at the Diamond, Donegal Town at 6.30, and in Carndonagh at 8pm tonight.

The 23 year old was a member of Tyrone-Based, The Blackwater Céilí Band, in her memory, a vigil has been organised by the Irish Music Organisation in Omagh this evening at the Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre at 6pm.


A teacher, Ms Murphy was out for a run when she was attacked along the banks of the Grand Canal at around 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.



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