Ashling Murphy Murders – Heartbreak as candles light up a bridge overlooking the sunset after the funeral

A series of shimmering candles light the bridge near where Ashling Murphy was murdered – as the sun sets after her heartbreaking funeral.

Members of the public continued to pay their respects quietly this evening at the memorial near the canal in Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly where the 23-year-old was attacked last Wednesday.

Candles light the bridge near the tragic Ashling Murphy funeral scene

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Candles light the bridge near the tragic Ashling Murphy funeral sceneCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin
Paying tribute... candles and flowers in memory of a beloved teacher

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Paying tribute… candles and flowers in memory of a beloved teacherCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin
Ashling was killed while jogging after finishing school for the day

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Ashling was killed while jogging after finishing school for the day
People continue to flock to Cappincur as the sun sets after a brutal day

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People continue to flock to Cappincur as the sun sets after a brutal dayCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin

Sad photos show devastated locals pausing to light candles and leave flowers in memory of Ashling’s “shining light”.

A framed photo of Ashling as she recently graduated as a teacher, amid numerous tributes and floral notes.

Locals lit a row of candles stretching right over the bridge in memory of the much-loved Ashling.

The area remains fenced off while Garda’s exploration of slaying Ashling continues.

Ashling’s devastated family – father Raymond, mother Kathleen, sister Amy, brother Cathal and boyfriend Ryan Casey – have heartbrokenly visited the scene twice since their beloved girl’s life was hit steal.

Relatives of the talented musician spent about 10 minutes at scene on sunday, the same day they brought her home before her funeral.

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Her grieving family had last Friday attend a candlelight vigil at the famous canal walk, where she lost her life.

After an emotional walk, Father Raymond played Ashling’s favorite song When You Were Sweet Sixteen at the Grand Canal vigil.

In a later statement, the family thanked all Irish people for their support in the days since their beloved girl was killed.

The family said they were “overwhelmed by the national support for them”.

Ashling’s father Raymond played the banjo in memory of his musical girl, with the father having a mental breakdown when he finished.

FINAL GOOD bye

Ireland came to a halt today as a minute of silence was held at 11am across the country as Ashling’s funeral was held at St Brigid’s Church in the Offaly village of Mountbolus, with the victim murdered after there. lie down at the nearby Lowertown cemetery.

Her family was supported during Mass by mourners including President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Michael Martin.

Speaking on behalf of Ashling’s grieving family, her uncle Des Murphy paid his post-funeral tribute to his “vibrant” niece and said Ashling will “never leave our hearts.” “.

Handwritten notes while the scene is still sealed off

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Handwritten notes while the scene is still sealed offCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin
Candles are lit right on the bridge overlooking the canal

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Candles are lit right on the bridge overlooking the canalCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin
Pictures of popular teachers and candles near the scene

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Pictures of popular teachers and candles near the sceneCredit: Gary Ashe – The Sun Dublin
Teen lovers... Ryan, Ashling's boyfriend, delivered a eulogy in front of a grave

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Teen lovers… Ryan, Ashling’s boyfriend, delivered a eulogy in front of a grave

He told those present: “Ashling was born into a tight-lipped family where love was given freely and in turn Ashling learned to express that love freely.

“Her parents, Ray and Kathleen, have proudly watched their youngest child grow up to be a beautiful, confident and vibrant young woman, living and loving life to the fullest.

“As often happens in rural communities, her tutors and mentors as a child became her colleagues at Durrow National School, where she began teaching first grade.

“Teaching came naturally to Ashling because she taught both the tin whistle and the stork game.

“Her family home is filled with traditional music every weekend as the kids learn to love what Ashling loves.”

He continued: “There have been a lot of posts about Ashling but I want to say who she really is.

“God, she loves fashion. When another item arrives at the family home, she’ll say to Cathal and Amy, ‘I love the clothes, but my closet won’t close’.”

“She loves nature and loves animals. But she hates pulling tires up the silencer. That’s not what a princess does.”

FAMILY LOVE

He added: “Ashling, at 23, is a child in her large family, a child to her older cousins, but still a role model to her cousins. her youth.

“She loves to socialize. She never confines herself to any particular standard, but is a friend to all who have the pleasure of knowing her.

“Partner of 5 years Ryan is the love of her life and they have a clear vision of their future. Ryan’s family is like her second home.

“She is everything you could hope for in a young woman and she will never be out of our hearts.

“We will cherish her memory and preserve her legacies and achievements during her short life.”

And boyfriend Ryan expressed his final touch at Ashling’s grave as he swore: “Goodbye now but not forever honey.”

Her boyfriend of 5 years said she was, is and will be always be his confidant.

SURPRISE TRIANGLE

Speaking to a crowd at his girlfriend’s grave, a heartbroken Ryan described his partner of five years as “a bright light” and “the greatest love of my life”.

He said: “It is simply impossible to explain what Ashling means to myself or her family and friends in these few short words.

“What I want to say at the moment is that Ashling is really our shining light.

“She loves her mom Kathleen, dad Ray, sister Amy and brother Cathal and all her family and friends very much.

“She was always there, always willing to help anyone, anywhere, anytime and always put herself last.

“She has so many interests and talents that all combine to make her the beautiful, lovable and incredible person we are all so lucky to know and love to spend so much time with. as much time as possible.”

Ryan continued: “Ashling is more than a girlfriend to me. She is my soulmate, she is my soulmate, she will always be my soulmate.

“She is the greatest love of my life. I will cherish the last five years we spent together for the rest of our lives.

“I hope that one day, God willing, we can be reunited again and continue the wonderful plans we made for each other.

“Goodbye now but not forever baby, for you will live forever in our hearts and memories.”

During the funeral Mass, Ashling was killed as branded as “an act of depraved violence” which had “unified the country in pain and support”.

As the investigation into Ashling’s murder continues, a man in his 30s has arrested earlier today by investigators from Tullamore Garda station at a south Dublin hospital on suspicion of murder.

Huge crowds line the streets to find Ashling Muphy

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