More vigils will be held across the country this weekend to commemorate the victims of Sligo, Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee.
The deaths of Erben have rocked Sligo, the country and the LGBTQ+ community in particular.
Vigils were held in Dublin and Sligo last night to remember Aidan and Michael, who were just 41 and 58 respectively, with hundreds of people attending both events.
Sligo Mayor Arthur Gibbons, speaking at the vigil, said the people of Sligo live “in harmony”.
“It’s overwhelming to see the crowds that are here today to support us,” he said.
“Sligo is normally a very safe place to live. People live in harmony, I know myself that things happen that need to be addressed.”
“It is up to each and every one of us to make our contribution.”
Sligo Pride leader Caitriona Bonner said there had been a sense of sadness in the city in recent days.
“We would like to thank everyone for the great solidarity, the support from the wider communities across Ireland has been overwhelming and we are incredibly humbled,” she said.
Independent.ie has listed the vigil locations and times below and will update the list as more details become available. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are organizing a vigil.
Wicklow: Saturday 16 April at 6pm in Blessington Square
Galway: Saturday 16 April at 7pm in Eyre Square.
donegal: Saturday April 16, Amazing Grace Panel, Buncrana.
Kildare: Saturday 16 April at 6pm at The Square, Maynooth.
Kerry: Monday 18 April at 6pm in Tralee Square
Limerick: Monday 18 April, 6pm, Arthur’s Quay Park.
Cork: Monday 18 April at 6pm, Bishop Lacey Park.
Wicklow: Monday, April 18, 6 p.m., Arklow Bandstand.
Mayo: Ballina: Wednesday April 20 at 9pm at Tom Ruane Park
https://www.independent.ie/news/further-vigils-nationwide-this-weekend-in-memory-of-sligo-victims-aidan-moffitt-and-michael-snee-41558731.html More nationwide vigils this weekend to commemorate Sligo victims, Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee