Memorial service held in Dorchester for woman slain in Ireland

DORCHESTER — The Irish Pastoral Center in Dorchester hosted a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Ashling Murphy, a 23-year-old woman who was murdered in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. The vigil was held in the parking area behind Greenhills Bakery in Adams Corner on Sunday, January 16, 2022, because Ashling’s sister Amy worked at the bakery and the sisters are well known in the neighborhood.

Thousands gathered in the US and Ireland to remember Ashling, a teacher who was murdered while out on a run. Irish law enforcement have a suspect in custody. You can read more about the case here.

A funeral Mass and burial will take place tomorrow in Ireland.

All photos by Bill Brett

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