Old News from 2009

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International Baby Loss Awareness Day 2009

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is October 15th all across the world, every year. All who took part in International Baby Loss Day joined people all over the world in remembering all babies who died during pregnancy, at birth or too early in life. Wave of Light across the world for 15th October Everyone is invited on 15th October to light a candle at 7pm, in ALL time zones, all over the world. Of all candles lit at 7pm, and kept burning for at least one hour, create a continuous WAVE OF LIGHT across the world for the date of 15th October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Baby Loss Awareness Day Service & Balloon Release, Wicklow

A Remembrance Service was held in St. Patrick's College, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow on the 11th October 2009 at 3pm. It was a beautiful service in such a peaceful location with spacious grounds and walks for time for reflection and to remember all of our little ones whose lives were too short. For more details go to www.babylossawareness.ie This event is organised and run locally by the people at babylossawareness.ie

Cork Service of Remembrance - Baby Loss Awareness Day

An Invitation to Remember .... A Service of Remembrance was held by Cork University Maternity Hospital, on Thursday 15th October 2009 at 7.30pm. In St. Joseph's Church (SMA), Wilton, for who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland AGM 2009

The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland was held on Thursday 4th June at 6.30pm, in the Board Room, Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. We are very grateful to all who attended and are delighted to announce that we have a new committee member Liz Burton. Some of you may already know Liz as she has been facilitating at quite a number of our monthly support group meetings over the last year. Those of you who have still to meet Liz have a treat in store as she is kind, caring and empathetic, having had her own personal experience of miscarriage. We are also delighted to report that the current committee is still willing to continue. For those who were unable to attend this year, we look forward to perhaps meeting up with you another time, please consider coming next year. Your views matter to us. June O’Toole Chairperson

Coombe University Hospital Service of Remembrance

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital Service of Remembrance for babies who died in the past year or so. Sunday, April 18th @ 3.00pm. Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin's Barn.

Dedication of Memorial Stone

The dedication of a memorial stone takes place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Athy, Co. Kildare, Wednesday 17th June 2009. In April 2009, The Miscarriage Association of Ireland placed our fourth Memorial Stone, our first outside Dublin, in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Athy. This stone was dedicated by Monsignor John Wilson following the Cemetery Mass on Wednesday 17th June 2009. We are very grateful to Karen Carolan and Paul Lawlor for the parts they have played in placing this very special Memorial in memory of all the little ones who never got an opportunity to share our lives with us but will live on in our hearts forever.