A vigil will be held at Eyre Square in Galway city this Saturday for Michael Snee (59) and Aidan Moffitt (42) who were murdered in Sligo.
A number of vigils are planned in towns and cities across the country to remember the two men who died in their own homes after being attacked by a man that Gardaí believe they met on a dating app.
Gardaí are trying to locate members of the gay community who may have interacted with the 22-year-old suspect.
Both Michael Snee and Aidan Moffitt had suffered significant physical injuries when they were discovered.
In a statement, Gardaí said they are investigating whether the murders were hate-related.
“Meeting people online is a normal activity. Meeting people online should be a safe activity. But as with any online activity everybody should be aware of personal safety advice, which we have provided on the Garda website.”
“We continue to explore all the circumstances of these cases and are examining another recent incident which occurred in the Sligo area.”
Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken, Sligo Garda Station, appealed to anyone who may have experienced unwanted approaches, was assaulted or otherwise attacked, to contact the incident room at Sligo Garda Station.
“I have a dedicated diversity team here, we need to hear from you, we are here to listen to you and we are here to support you.”