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Vigil in memory of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee attended by hundreds in Sligo

A pride flag was displayed at the doors of the town hall

Michael Snee and Aidan Moffitt

Seoirse Mulgrew

Hundreds of people have gathered at a vigil in Sligo town this evening in memory of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee who were killed earlier this week.

Large crowds gathered to show solidarity with the families of Aidan (41) and Michael (58) and the wider LGBTQ+ community.

Pictures of Mr Snee and Mr Moffitt were proudly displayed at the doors of the town hall.

The streets were lined with people to pay tribute to the two men who were violently killed.

Some people wore pride colours and others wore Sligo pride t-shirts.

A pride flag was flown at half mast outside the Town Hall.

People have been encouraged to attend vigils across the country over the coming days to remember the two men as they were before their deaths.

Mr Moffitt was found dead at his home in Cartron Heights, in Sligo town, at 8.30pm last Monday.

The financial advisor, who was originally from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, lived in Cartron Heights in Sligo for the last number of years.

Mr Snee’s body was found in his apartment on Connaughton Street on Tuesday night. He worked in St John’s Hospital as a care assistant.

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