Hundreds of mourners have gathered in west Dublin for the funeral service of murdered schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel.

A number of young girls dressed in black with red and white headbands formed a guard of honour as her coffin was brought into the Newlands Cross crematorium this afternoon for the civil service.

Anastasia Kriegel (Pic: Austin Crowe)

Her parents asked mourners to wear "sparkle and colour" to the service to reflect Ana’s love for these things.

The funeral takes place two weeks after the 14-year-old’s body was found in a derelict farmhouse near Lucan three days after she was reported missing by her parents.

A 13-year-old boy was charged with her murder last week.

He was detained in Oberstown Detention Centre and is due to appear again before the Children's Court tomorrow.