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17th Jan 2022

Schools to hold a minute’s silence for Ashling Murphy

Kat O'Connor

Schools will honour the “beloved primary school teacher”

Schools around Ireland will hold a minute’s silence in honour of the late Ashling Murphy.

INTO has asked all schools to participate.

Schools will honour the “beloved primary school teacher”.

“All schools across the country are being asked to observe a minute’s silence at 11 AM on Tuesday, 18 January in memory of Ashling Murphy.

“We are encouraging schools to remember a beloved primary school teacher, taken far too soon.”

The minute’s silence will take place at the same time as Ashling’s funeral.

“Ashling was a beautiful girl, she was just the best”

“The INTO, ASTI, FÓRSA and the TUI are urging all schools and colleges to join in the tribute.”

The primary school teacher’s funeral will take place tomorrow at St. Brigid’s Church in Mount Bolus at 11 am.

Ashling will be laid to rest at Lowertown Cemetery after the service.


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According to the arrangements published on “Ashling will repose in her family home on Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm, strictly. Also on Monday from 3 pm until 8 pm, strictly. Rosary on both nights will take place at 8 pm.”

Ashling’s heartbroken family has asked for family flowers only. They have also asked for the public to respect their privacy during this devastating time.

Her family paid tribute to Ashling after her untimely passing last Wednesday.

They told The Independent that she was a “brilliant girl”.

“She was a great worker, with great drive. A marvellous musician. She played with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí all over Ireland and all over the UK on the tours. She was in their youth choir and senior orchestra.”

Her family remembered her as a “beautiful girl”.

We are keeping her loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.

Numerous vigils have taken place across the weekend as the nation honours Ashling Murphy.