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Music for Ashling Music fundraiser for Ashling Murphy to be launched at Tullamore Paddy’s Day parade

The Killeigh branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will launch their special 23 hour music marathon, Music for Ashling, with a special float in the parade

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Primary school Ashling Murphy, who was killed in January along the banks of the Grand Canal at Cappincur, Co Offaly

Primary school Ashling Murphy, who was killed in January along the banks of the Grand Canal at Cappincur, Co Offaly

Primary school Ashling Murphy, who was killed in January along the banks of the Grand Canal at Cappincur, Co Offaly

A music fundraiser in memory of Ashling Murphy, is set to be launched at Tullamore St. Patrick's Day parade.

The Killeigh branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will launch their special 23 hour music marathon, Music for Ashling, with a special float in the parade.

The marathon is in aid of Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service.

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A woman lays flowers near to the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly (Damien Eagers/PA)

A woman lays flowers near to the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly (Damien Eagers/PA)

A woman lays flowers near to the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly (Damien Eagers/PA)

The late school teacher was a noted musician and contributor to Comhaltas events both local and nationally.

A local of Tullamore, Ashling grew up there and taught at nearby Durrow National School.

23-year-old Ashling was killed on January 12th 2022 following a fatal assault while out exercising along the canal in Tullamore.

Her tragic death sent shockwaves across Ireland as the country came together in mourning.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with her murder and is currently remanded in custody.

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