"It is on everyone’s mind at the moment because it is generally so quiet around Ballincollig.
"A lot of things might happen in bigger towns or in Cork City but not here. It has really shaken people, you can see it in how quiet the town is. Everyone knows everyone in Ballincollig, even if only in passing, so it is a terrible shock."
"I know we hear about deaths and killing so often we should be used to it now, but it is still a shock. It seems like every place is changing when you hear of things like this. I wouldn’t be answering the door late at night. Even when I go out my back to hang out clothes I lock the door, you have to be very aware."
"It is just terrible what happened to that family.
"I was really surprised because I think Ballincollig seems safe. I was not expecting anything like this to happen. It has made me more nervous and thinking about safety because before now. I didn’t hear of anything like this happening."
"It has been a major shock because Ballincollig is so quiet, it really is. Nothing major ever happens here.
"I didn’t know the family although I would know a lot of the Polish people living here, they have really integrated into the community, very warm and friendly people.
"It is very worrying, we’ll be getting locks fixed. My porch door was closed last night, where I would normally leave it open. We are very security conscious now even though generally Ballincollig is very quiet."
Mr Wilk suffered horrific injuries in the attack, which has been described locally as one of the most violent murders ever seen in Cork.
A car was found burnt out several kilometres away in Waterfall and gardaí confirmed yesterday that a firearm was found in the car, a BMW.
“All of us can be with her here and support her as much as we can and be with her at all times and not to let her be on her own with her own thoughts.