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Several hundred people took part in a vigil last night at Newry Town Hall to mark the first anniversary of the disappearance of Noah Donohoe in Belfast.

Organisers and supporters at the Vigil to mark the first anniversary of Noah Donohoe's disappearance. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Organisers and supporters at the Vigil to mark the first anniversary of Noah Donohoe's disappearance. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Fourteen year old Noah left his home on his bicycle on the 21st of June 2020 and his naked body was found in a storm drain in the city six days later. Noahs mother Fiona is campaigning for information surrounding his death trying to find answers to the many questions she has surrounding her sons death.

Community Tribal Drummers were at the Vigil.
Community Tribal Drummers at the Vigil.

Speaking at the event Louise McCabe said "His mother Fiona has been fighting for answers to find out what happened to him ever since. Through that Noah's Army was born. It's normal people like you and me who have children, mothers and fathers supporting the family in their fight for justice. Noah was 14 years old. He loved school, went to St Malachy's College in Belfast, he was very popular, loved his friends. He enjoyed music and sports and socialising.

Painting stones at the Vigil for Noah.
Painting stones at the Vigil for Noah.



"Tonight we remember the child Noah was, remember the fun things about his life, and remember his family, especially his best friend, his mother Fiona."

Pictured at the Vigil to mark the first anniversary of Noah Donohoe's disappearance. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Pictured at the Vigil to mark the first anniversary of Noah Donohoe's disappearance. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie



Louise concluded "Tonight we celebrate Noah's life, tonight we #RememberMyNoah"

Members of the Magnet centre in Hill Street wore 'Noah's Army' tops with Justice for Noah emblazoned on them. They also organised face painting with blue hearts to symbolise Noah, and stones were painted in his memory. A playlist of Noah's favourite songs formed the background ambience together with drummers from Community Tribal Drummers.

Facepainting at the Vigil for Noah Donohoe.
Facepainting at the Vigil for Noah Donohoe.

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