The attack on Durrow National School teacher, Ashling Murphy, which took place in broad daylight along the banks of the canal in Tullamore on Wednesday, sent shockwaves across the country.
A gathering has been organised at the church crossroads in Lisacul at 4 pm this afternoon to remember Ashling.
Candlelit vigils will also take place at Somers Park, Castlerea, Roscommon town at 6 pm, Elphin at 8 pm, and Strokestown at 8.30 pm this evening. Those attending are asked to bring their own candle with them.
Meanwhile, Roscommon Harriers have organised a walk/run this Sunday (16th) as a mark of respect and in solidarity with Ashling’s friends and family. The meeting point is Casey’s, Roscommon at 10 am.
Boyle Athletics Club have also organised walk/run this Sunday from St. Joseph’s Church carpark at 4 pm.
Organisers of the events have asked those planning to attend to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines on social distancing and to wear a facemask.