Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have met the family of Ashling Murphy, who was attacked and killed in Co Offaly, in January.

Charles and Camilla offered their condolences to the family of the 23-year-old school teacher, who was killed while out running along the Grand canal near Tullamore.

The royals met privately with Ms Murphy's parents Kathleen and Ray, sister Amy, brother Cathal and boyfriend Ryan Casey at Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, Co Tipperary.

Ms Murphy, a talented musician, had performed at the centre.

Camilla has long been a vocal campaigner on the issue of violence against women, and at an event in London last year she paid tribute to all the "precious lives that have been brutally ended".

She also called on men to get involved in the movement, saying they need to be "on board" to tackle violence against women.

The meeting took place on the final day of the royal visit.

To start the last day of their visit, the royal couple travelled from their overnight lodgings in a private residence close to the Tipperary-Waterford border to Cahir.

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They met food producers and sellers at stalls in Cahir Farmers' Marker, close to Cahir Castle.

Prince Charles greets the public outside Cahir Castle

They also met pupils from local schools and members of community groups, such as Cahir Men's Shed and Cahir Community Development, along with politicians from the area, council staff and staff members from Cahir Castle.

Before leaving the town, Charles and Camilla went inside the castle and had a quick walk around the historic property - recently named as the European Film Location of the Year.

Then it was on to Cashel, where they stopped off at the world-renowned Rock of Cashel. This was the scene of one of Queen Elizabeth's visits during her trip to Ireland in 2011 and they were given a short tour before meeting some local people outside.

Camilla meets pupils outside Cahir Castle

After that, the coupled visited the Brú Ború Cultural Centre, where they also were given a lesson in Irish dancing by local members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and then treated to a performance of song and dance by some experts in the craft.

The visit follows several visits here by Charles and Camilla in recent years - they were here every year between 2015 and 2019 - and marks the latest step in Prince Charles's self-proclaimed wish to see all of the 32 counties. He is now on 18.

The couple were accompanied on some of their visit by Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism Catherine Martin, who spoke of the significance of maintaining good relations with the UK.

"It means a lot from a tourism point of view," Ms Martin said.

"We have to remember the British market is one of our most important markets. We're looking at tourism recovery so a lot of hidden gems, our food production, our history, from a cultural point of view, it's exceptionally important."

Additional reporting: PA