Vigils in memory of Ashling Murphy to be held in Waterford

Update: here in Waterford, nine vigils will take place across the city and county both today and tomorrow. They are as follows:

  • Ardmore - Friday 4pm Storm Wall, Old Church Car Park
  • Cappoquin - Friday 5pm, Village Square
  • Waterford City - Friday 6pm - Peoples Park
  • Ballymacarbry - Friday 6pm, Community Centre Car Park
  • Lismore - Friday 6pm, Millennium Park
  • Tallow - Friday 6pm, Hyde Park
  • Dungarvan & Abbeyside - Friday 6:15pm - Walton Park
  • Portlaw - Friday 8pm, Town Square
  • Waterford - Saturday 4pm - Greenway Carriganore

The peaceful vigils will include the likes of traditional music at the bandstand at the People's Park this evening where friends of the late woman will gather, and a walk/run on the Waterford Greenway at Carriganore tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.


A number of vigils will be held around Waterford in the coming days for people to pay their respects to Ashling Murphy.


The Offaly woman was fatally assaulted at around 4pm on Wednesday, January 12th as she was out jogging along the banks of the Grand Canal at Cappincur in Tullamore.

Ashling Murphy, who is in her early 20s, was a primary school teacher in Durrow National School and her death has sent shockwaves across Waterford and the whole country.

Many people have been paying their respects on social media but several vigils are also being organised across the city and county.

On Friday, January 14th, a vigil will take place in The People's Park at 6pm at the Bandstand, where local traditional musicians will perform to commemorate Ashling.

















Another vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy has been organised for 4pm on Saturday, January 15th. People will gather at The Waterford Greenway at Carriganore to light candles and share a moment of silence.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal attack and is being detained at Tullamore Garda Station.