Ashling Murphy: funeral to take place in Co Offaly on Tuesday morning

Murphy (23) killed as she was jogging along canal bank in Tullamore last week

The funeral of Ashling Murphy will take place in Co Offaly on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann/PA Wire

The funeral of Ashling Murphy will take place in Co Offaly on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann/PA Wire

 

The funeral of Ashling Murphy will take place in Co Offaly on Tuesday morning.

The mass will take place at St Brigid’s Church at Mountbolus at 11am with burial afterwards at Lowertown Cemetery.

Ms Murphy (23) was killed as she was jogging along a stretch of the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore last Wednesday.

Gardaí investigating the murder of the national school teacher have carried out searches of properties in Dublin and Co Offaly.

Both properties are understood to be linked to a man believed to be the chief suspect in the young woman’s murder.

The man attended a Dublin hospital on Thursday in the company of a family member where he received treatment for what doctors initially believed were self-inflicted wounds.

He remains in hospital under Garda supervision while detectives await medical clearance to interview him.

A notice on RIP.ie states that Ms Murphy will be “sadly missed by her heartbroken family” which includes her father Raymond, mother Kathleen, brother Cathal, sister Amy, boyfriend Ryan as well as her extended family, neighbours and friends.

She will repose in her family home on Sunday and Monday, with rosaries taking place on both nights.

The notice states: “Family flowers only, please. House strictly private on Tuesday, please.”

The funeral mass will also be streamed online. Ms Murphy was from the townland of Blueball, Tullamore. She had previously played camogie for Offaly and was a talented musician. She was a first class teacher at Durrow National School.

Thousands of people attended vigils across the country over recent days, including in Tullamore and outside Dáil Éireann in Dublin, to remember Ms Murphy.