Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place in Offaly

Jan 18, 2022 13:01 By Shannonside News
Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place in Offaly Funeral of Ashling Murphy takes place in Offaly
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Students from Durrow National School formed a guard of honour.

Ashling Murphy has been remembered as a woman who lived her short life to the full and who brought happiness to others.

The 23 year old teacher's funeral mass has concluded in Mount Bolus, Co. Offaly and was attended by the President, Taoiseach as well as the Justice, Education and Arts Ministers.

A musical instrument, a hurl, GAA jersey, family photo and book to represent her love of teaching were brought to the alter as symbols of her life.


Ashling's 1st year pupils formed a guard of honour outside the church, while her friends and colleagues performed music throughout the mass.

Bishop Tom Deenihan addressed the congregation and spoke of the importance of respecting one another.

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