Clay angels on display in Limerick in memory of murdered Karen

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

The late Karen Buckley
MURDERED Irish nurse Karen Buckley will be commemorated with a special Angels for Karen exhibition which will open in the library in Kilmallock on December 9.

MURDERED Irish nurse Karen Buckley will be commemorated with a special Angels for Karen exhibition which will open in the library in Kilmallock on December 9.

Karen Buckley, a qualified nurse from Mourneabbey, Co Cork went missing following a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow’s West End on April 11. Her body was discovered four days later.

The Angels for Karen exhibition will be launched at Mainchin Seoighe library in Kilmallock as part of an international campaign, 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.

Members of Kilmallock Women’s Group decided to make the angels as a show of support to member Eileen Hurley, who is an aunt of the deceased. Karen’s death sent shockwaves through the country.

Ms Buckley, 24, was seen on CCTV leaving the club with Alexander Pacteau.

Pacteau was jailed for a minimum of 23 years for her murder.

Kilmallock community support director, Margaret O’Connor, said there was overwhelming support for the campaign and solidarity with the Buckley family who want Karen’s legacy to be a rejection of all violence against women.