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Free concert in memory of Manuela Riedo

A free musical evening featuring local performers from around Galway will take place in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church this month as part of a series of events to mark Manuela Riedo’s seventh anniversary.

The bright legacy of a black day

Five years ago today, this city and county was reeling from the shock that a young languages student had been attacked and murdered just 10 minutes away from the city centre. In the half decade since, the name of Manuela Riedo has become known in nearly every household in this region. More so than the dozen or so other people who has lost their lives violently in Galway city and county over the past decade or so. The memory of Manuela though has been kept strong by the randomness of the incident and the fact that Ms Riedo was but a few days into her trip to Galway. It was an incident that sent shockwaves through the region as a collective sense of shame and guilt was verbalised, as people rushed to protect the notion that Galway was a safer place to be after dark than any other. We now know that it was not, as several other serious fatal and non-fatal violent atacks in the city centre have since illustrated.

Frank Naughton concerts at St Nicholas’

TENOR FRANK Naughton is promising to dispel some of the doom and gloom pervading the country these days with two seasonal concerts at St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church on Friday December 3 and Saturday 4.

Manuela’s invaluable legacy to Galway

Time has a habit of dulling the images of the past. Remembering the people we love, trying to recall their faces takes a second or so longer as each year goes by, the pictures blur, the sharpness becomes fuzzy; try as we might, the tide of memory ebbs and flows and slowly goes out to the horizons of the mind.

Fundraising concert in memory of Manuela Riedo

To mark the third anniversary of Manuela Riedo’s tragic death in Galway in October 2007, a number of events will be taking place next week.

Manuela’s parents to travel to Galway for concert

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The parents of murdered Swiss student Manuela Riedo are to travel to Galway for a fundraising concert in her memory next month.

Manuela Foundation funding aids Galway rape crisis centre

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The Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Manuela Riedo Foundation are continuing their commitment to work together on the forth coming fund raising concert, A Night for Manuela to be held in the Salthill Hotel on October 8.

Manuela's parents thank Galway people for support during ordeal

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THE PARENTS of murdered Swiss teenager Manuela Riedo have written a letter of appreciation to the people of Galway for their support during the ordeal of their daughter's death and for backing the concert held in her memory.

A year on, family remain devastated by Manuela murder

A year on from the death of Manuela Riedo the family of the murdered Swiss teen have revealed they will never return to the scene of the crime.

DNA of accused was found near her body, Manuela trial told on first day

The trial of a man accused of murdering Swiss teenager Manuela Riedo in Galway in 2007 has heard that his DNA was found in a used condom near her body (Tues).

 

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