The family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will mark the 13th anniversary of her death today with a special Mass in France.
Her parents will not travel to Cork this year.
The thirty-eight-year-old was battered to death in December 1996 near her holiday home in Tooremore in West Cork.
Her parents, who are now in their 80s, have travelled to West Cork every year since to honour their daughter.
However they say they cannot make the trip again, "emotionally or physically".
They added that the family has been overwhelmed by the support of the Irish people but it's better to remember Sophie in Paris.
No one has ever been charged with the murder but a new murder investigation is continuing in France.