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Thousands Attend Funeral Of Ashling Murphy In Tullamore

Ashling Murphy has been remembered as a kind, talented, loved and admired young woman.

The 23 year old's funeral mass has taken place in Mount Bolus.

Ashling's first class students each held a red rose and photo of their beloved teacher as the cortege arrived at St Brigid's church.

Members of the Kilcormac/Killoughey senior camogie team also joined a guard of honour - as hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects.

The President and Taoiseach offered their condolences to the family as the service got underway.

In his homily, Chief Celebrant Father Michael Meade described Ashling as a precious gift.

Offerings of a musical instrument, hurl, jersey of her local GAA club, a family photo and a book to represent her love of teaching were all brought to the altar.

Ashling's Cousin Ciara Leonard paid tribute to her through a Prayer of the Faithful

Bishop Tom Deenhihan told the congregation that Ashing's death had united the country in grief and support

The investigation into Ashling's murder is continuing.
 

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