A candle light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy will held in Enniskillen today, Friday, January 14.

The murder of the 23-year-old in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Wednesday, January 12, has triggered widespread outpourings of grief and anger, with vigils planned in towns and cities across Ireland on Friday and over the coming days.

The Enniskillen vigil will take place at 6pm this evening outside Fermanagh House, Enniskillen.

The details of the vigil were posted to the Tradacad Facebook page yesterday evening ,January 13.

In the post a spokesperson on behalf of Tradacad said: "We are completely heartbroken and shocked at the cruel loss of our dear friend, Ashling Murphy from Co. Offaly.

"Ashling, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers as we cherish the memories and friendship of your short but exceptional life.

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh do anam uasal ceolmhar. From all your musical colleagues and friends in Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

"RIP Ashling, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and all those who love her."


The late Ashling Murphy. Photo: PA

The late Ashling Murphy. Photo: PA


Ashling, a primary school teacher in Tullamore, was killed on Wednesday afternoon while running along the banks of the Grand Canal.

Those who knew her described her as a gifted musician who was loved by her pupils.

Her death has sparked fresh conversations about the safety of women in Ireland, with many questioning how such an attack could happen in broad daylight.

Gardai investigating the murder the young teacher are continuing to hunt for her killer.

Late on Thursday night gardai released a man who they had been questioning over the death of Ashling, stating he was now “no longer a suspect”.

This morning, Gardai issued a renewed appeal for witnesses and asked anyone with information about a “Falcon Storm mountain bike” with “straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/green front forks” to come forward.