Public asked to contribute to memory book in honour of Ashling Murphy 4 months ago

Public asked to contribute to memory book in honour of Ashling Murphy

"We will cherish her memory and keep alive her legacy"

A community centre in Offaly is creating a memory book to remember Ashling Murphy.

The Irish primary school teacher was murdered on January 12th in Tullamore, Co. Offally.

Killoughey Community Centre is creating the memory book.

Killoughey Community Centre has asked those who attended vigils to help out.

They have asked the public to send in photos from vigils held in honour of the beloved 23-year-old.

"Killoughey Community Centre is asking friends, family and colleagues who knew Ashling to send memories to us to compile a presentation in memory of Ashling."

You can send in any memory you shared with Ashling. They have asked people to keep the word limit to 100 words. You can also include a special picture if you wish.

They reassured people that memories and photos won't be shared with the media or online.

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"Please spread the word and send your memory and picture as a private message to this page."

Killoughey Community Centre is asking friends, family and colleagues who knew Ashling to send memories to us to compile...

Posted by Killoughey Community Centre on Sunday, January 16, 2022

The team added, "If you have a picture of a vigil in your town or county please send them to this page as a private message with the location name. Many thanks."

Thousands of people gathered at vigils following the heartbreaking death of Ashling Murphy.

"She was everything you could hope for in a young woman"

Vigils took place all around Ireland and beyond in London, New York and Australia.

People laid flowers, lit candles and gathered in honour of Ashling.

Schools across the country also held a minute's silence on the day of her funeral.

Ashling's family remembered her as a talented musician and caring teacher.

In a moving tribute at her funeral, her uncle Des Murphy said, "She was everything you could hope for in a young woman and she will never be out of our hearts.

"We will cherish her memory and keep alive her legacy and achievements in her short life."

You can visit here for more information about the Ashling Murphy memory book.