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Around 200 people turned out in Ennis for the candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the 23-year-old teacher from Tullamore, who was tragically killed while out for a run. Photography by Eugene McCafferty

GALLERY: Clare people turn out in large numbers to honour Ashling


LARGE crowds gathered in Ennis this afternoon for a vigil organised by Clare Women’s Network to honour the memory of the late Ashling Murphy.

The Square in Ennis was filled with people holding candles and pictures of the 23-year-old school teacher who was murdered in Tullamore this week.

Further vigils will follow all around the county this evening at Clarecastle 7:30pm; Ennistymon Square 5:30pm; Ruan Pitch 7pm; Corofin GAA Pitch 6:30pm; Kilrush at 7pm in the Square; Lissycasey’s main pitch at 7pm; Kilmaley National School running track at 7pm and at the Town Park, Shannon 6:30pm with more planned tomorrow.

On Saturday there is a walk/run at Tim Smythe Park, Ennis with candle-lit vigil at 5pm. There is a vigil at the Bandstand in Kilkee at 4pm, a bog walk beginning at the School Road side, Kilkishen at 6pm and a vigil in Newmarket on Fergus meeting in O’Regan Park at 4pm

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