Milltown teacher remembers classmate Ashling at Tuam vigil

A MILLTOWN woman who graduated from teacher training college alongside Ashling Murphy three months ago has thanked all who turned out to a vigil in memory of the murdered Offaly woman at the weekend.

A crowd of over 200 assembled at the Palace Grounds carpark to hold a candlelit vigil on Sunday evening in remembrance of the 23-year-old primary school teacher who died following an assault on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore last Wednesday.

Grace Sheridan, a teacher in Trinity Primary School, Campus 1, in Tuam, organised the event with her sister Méabh and friend Hannah Rhatigan to remember Ashling, who Grace knew through mutual friends.

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