Mary Immaculate candlelit vigil for Ashling

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The late Ashling Murphy, following her graduation from Mary Immaculate College.

MARY Immaculate College (MIC) and Mary Immaculate Students’ Union (MISU) are jointly hosting a Candlelit Vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy on Monday, January 24 at 6pm.

Coinciding with the return of students to campus, this evening of remembrance will take place on the main pitch outside Tailteann. It will consist of tributes, and music and prayers, with contributions from staff, students, Mayor Daniel Butler and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris.

The event will also be open to the general public who are asked to bring a candle: the use of battery-operated candles is strongly recommended. Alternatively, drip protectors should be attached to candles unless the candle is an enclosed type.

Children are welcome to attend the vigil but must be supervised at all times and will not be permitted to hold candles.

In accordance with current Government guidelines, those attending are asked to wear face coverings, hand sanitise, don’t shake hands and adhere to social distancing rules.

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