Remembering Ashling Murphy: details of the minute’s silence and vigil across the island of Ireland

Dozens of vigils are being organized around Ireland in the coming days amid a wave of mourning over the senseless murder of young Tullamore woman Ashling Murphy.

After his body was found from the canal on Wednesday afternoon, a meeting is planned for the Town Park in Offaly, Tullamore, from 4-5 pm today.

The events are being organized by a variety of groups and individuals, urging attendees to bring candles, wear face coverings and follow social distancing, and thousands are expected to turn out. Some events involve jogging or running.

Ireland’s National Council for Women has called on people to observe a National Minute of Silence for Ms Murphy today, Friday at 4.30 pm.

NWCI director Orla O’Connor said her death had shocked the entire nation.

The NWCI is also keeping a running list of events on its twitter page,

Here is a list of vigilances conducted so far and where and when they are taking place.

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Ardi’s, Cum Louth, 4 p.m., Library

Armagh, 4 p.m., Market Street

Ashbourne, Co Meath, 4 p.m., Archley Monument

Athi, 4 PM, Lock 27

Ballidavid Pier, 6.15 pm, Kerry

Belfast, 4pm, City Hall

Bray, 4 p.m., Bray Town Council

Buttevant, Co Cork, 7pm, Buttevant Primary School

Capincur, 4.30pm, Digby Bridge

Carlo’s, 6 p.m., Town Fountain

Castlebar, 6.30pm, Lough Lannagh Car Park

Castleblenny, Co Monaghan, 4.30pm, Hope Castle

Cavan, 7pm, Market Square

Klein, 6 p.m., Klein Athletic Club

Clonmel, 6 pm, Main Guard

Cork, 6pm, Contark Place

Crossmaglen, 4 p.m., The Square

Dairy, 4 p.m., Guildhall Steps

Dingle, 4 p.m., The Marina

Drogheda, 4.30 pm, The Ramparts

Dublin, 4 pm, Daily Irene

Dundalk, 5 p.m., The Square

Dungarvan, Co Waterford, 6.15 pm, Walton Park

Ennis, Co Claire, 4 p.m., Fair Green

Enniskron Pier, 6 p.m.

Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, 6pm, Fermanagh House

Anistimon, Co Claire, 5.30pm, Town Square

Whites, Co Wexford, 6.30 pm

Greystones, 4 p.m., Men’s Cove – Vigil and Walk/Run

Kilcullan, 4.30 p.m., Done Aileen

Lixlip, 4 p.m., Lixlip Fountain

Letterkenny, Co Donegal 7PM, Market Square

Limerick, 6 p.m., Arthur Quay Park

Louisburg, Co Mayo, 7 p.m., Sancta Maria School Gates

Louth, 4 p.m., Arden Library

Lucan, Dublin, 4PM, Lucan Veiro

Mallow, Co Cork, 7PM, Lidley

ManorHamilton, 7.30pm, Market Square

Maynooth University, 4-5 PM, Student Union

Menuth, 4 p.m., Town Square

Nass, Coldare, 6 p.m., Nass Harbor

Ireland’s national deaf women, going live on the organization’s Facebook page at 6pm, Vigilance

Navan, 4 p.m., Blackwater Park

Nenagh, 4.30 pm, Banaba Square

Newmarket, Co. Cork, 6pm, Town Park – Vigilance & Promenade

Oldcastle, Cum Meath, 4 pm, The Square

Omagh, Co Tyrone, 4 p.m., Killyclogher

Omagh, Co Tyrone, 6 pm, Dun Ulad Heritage Center

Portlington, 7PM, Town Square

Portlaois, 4.30pm, Memorial Park

Strauben, 4 p.m., The Square

Strokestown, Co Roscommon, 8.30pm, Bonn Street

Talghat, 6 pm, Rua Red

Thurles, Cum Tipperary, 6.15 PM, Town Park

Trolley, Co Kerry, 4 PM, Town Square

Tullamore, 4 PM, Town Park

Valentia Island, 4.25 pm, Krakow Park, Knightstown – 4.25 pm, Fri @ Krakow Park, Knightstown

Waterford, 6 PM, People’s Park

Westport, Co Mayo, 8 p.m., The Mall

Wexford, 4 p.m., The Quay


Ballymahon, CO Longford, 6.30 pm, Ballymahon GAA Pitch

Belfast, 2 p.m., Big Fish

Blanchardstown, 12 noon, Droicht Theater

Carriganore, Co Waterford, 4pm, Waterford Greenway

Cork, 2 p.m., Patrick Street

Cork, 9.30am, Atlantic Pondo

Donabet, Dublin, 5pm, St Patrick’s Green

Dreamnagh – 8 a.m., Sat @ dreamnagh luas

Dublin, 1 pm, Smithfield Square

Din Laoghaire, 4 p.m., the sea front entrance to the People’s Park

Grand Canal, 8 a.m. Sunrise gathering between Drimnag and Inchikor on the Grand Canal

Limerick, 2 p.m., Bedford Row

London, 4pm, London Irish Center

Mullinger, Co Offley, 4 PM, Town Park

Portmarnock, Co Dublin, 5pm, Portmarnock Beach

Trim, Co Meath, 4 p.m., Wooden Bridge, Trim Castle


Athlone, 4 p.m., walk through the Greenway – Garrycastle White Gates and Back

Bir, Co Offley, 7 PM, Johns Hall

Kilkenny, 2 p.m., Kilkenny Castle

Moet, 4 p.m., The Greenway

Sligo, 4 p.m., Doorly Park

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