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Cavan-Monaghan vigils for Ashling Murphy this weekend

Jan 14, 2022 07:01 By News Northern Sound
Cavan-Monaghan vigils for Ashling Murphy this weekend Cavan-Monaghan vigils for Ashling Murphy this weekend
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Vigil Walk takes place at the Greenway, Monaghan at 4:30pm today, Saturday 15th of January

Vigils are taking place across the region today (Friday) and throughout the weekend in memory of Ashling Murphy.

The National Women's Council called for communities across the country to come together as it held a vigil outside the Dáil.

In Cavan there will be a vigil at 7.30pm at the market square in Cavan Town. and at Mullagh Sports Centre at 7pm.

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In Monaghan there will be a walk at the Kilmore Training Grounds in Scotstown for 23 minutes beginning at 6.15pm.

In Clones a vigil will take place at the water feature in the Diamond at 7.30pm, while in Ballybay people will meet at 4.30pm in the town park.

And the Monaghan Women's Assembly is inviting people to gather at 4.30pm in front of Hope Castle.

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At each event people are asked to bring a candle or a torch, maintain a safe distance and wear a mask.

Events are also planned for over the weekend.

A vigil walk in memory of Ashling will take place at 10am at Erica's Fairy Forest in Cootehill.

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A Vigil Walk takes place at the Greenway, Monaghan at 4:30pm today, Saturday 15th of January.

Clontibret O'Neill's GAA Club will hold a vigil walk on its walking track at 5pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile, a man being questioned by Gardai investigating the murder of the Tullamore school teacher was released without charge last night.

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The 23 year was killed on Wednesday afternoon as she jogged along the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

In a statement Gardai confirmed that the man who'd been arrested and detained for questioning had been released without charge.

They say he's been eliminated from their enquiries and is no longer a suspect.

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Gardai have renewed their appeal for any information on a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/ green front forks.

The force also appealed for any person with any information on the fatal assault, who may not already have spoken to investigators, to come forward with that information.

 

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