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13th Jan 2022

A list of vigils being held across the country in memory of Ashling Murphy

Fiona Frawley

Close up image of Ashling Murphy smiling

Last updated: Jan 14th, 3:25pm

On Wednesday evening, the news broke of Ashling Murphy’s senseless murder as she ran along a local walkway in broad daylight.

The news of the 23 year old teacher murdered in a random attack has left so many of us feeling angry, helpless and heartbroken. Ashling was attacked as she ran along Fiona’s Way, a trail named after Fiona Pender – a 25 year old Tullamore woman who went missing in 1996.

For those looking to remember Ashling Murphy and call for an end to male violence against women, here’s a list of the vigils we know of being held across the country.


A vigil will take place in Ashling’s home town of Tullamore today (14th) in Tullamore Town Park, from 4-5pm.

Also in Offaly, Kilcormac Killoughey Camogie Club will hold a vigil from 7-8pm tonight at Mountbolus Church Yard.


The National Women’s Council of Ireland are holding a vigil outside Dail Eireann today (14th) between 4 and 5pm.

Also in Dublin, Rosa Socialist Feminism Movement will hold a vigil this Saturday (15th) in Smithfield Square at 1pm.

Mná na Bohs will hold a vigil for Ashling next Wednesday (19th) at Dalymount Park, 7pm.


A vigil was held for Ashling in Eyre Square, Galway, last night at 6pm.


A vigil will be held today (14th) at 6pm in Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick to remember Ashling and all those who have died by gender-based violence.


Cork’s vigil will be held this Saturday morning (15th) at 9:30am at Atlantic Pond in Cork City.


A vigil for Ashling Murphy will take place at the Guildhall Steps in Derry at 4pm today (14th).


A vigil for Ashling will take place today (14th) at 4pm on the quay in Wexford.


A vigil is taking place outside Bray Town Council today (14th) at 4pm.

If you’re aware of any other vigils for Ashling taking place and would like us to share them, please get in touch at [email protected].

Header image via Instagram/Zambrero Ireland