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Service of Remembrance 2017 - Photos

Posted on 20/11/17

We have some photos on our website from our last Service of Remembrance which took place on Sunday 12th November 2017. They give a sense of the atmosphere on the day and how moving it was.

  

Candles lighting in St. Theresa's Church at the Service in memory of our babies.

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Christmas Cards - 2017

We have 4 beautiful packs of cards for sale this year at a cost of €6 per pack plus postage and packing.

For further details, please go to:

Christmas Cards




The sale of Christmas Cards helps raise funds for us to continue to support those who have suffered the loss of their babies through miscarriage and their families. It also raises awareness of the support we offer.

Service of Remembrance 2017

Posted on 14/09/2017

Annual Service of Remembrance

Sunday 12 November 2017 at 3pm

St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Our Service of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 12th November 2017. It is a very special occasion for all who have lost babies and gives them the opportunity to share their experience with others who have also suffered the loss of a child. Read More


How to get there: See Map

 

Monthly Support Meeting 2nd November 2017

Posted on 01/11/2017  • 

Our next monthly Support Meeting takes place on Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 8pm - 9.30pm. (approx.) in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (opposite Leinster House).

If you are finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, please know that you are most welcome to come to the meeting whether you lost your baby recently or long ago.

If you would like any further information, please contact us on our Telephone Support Line or email us at mailto:info@miscarriage.ie.

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Rotunda Service of Remembrance - Sunday 19th November 2017

Posted on 01/11/17

The Rotunda Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 19th November at 3p.m. in the Pro Cathedral, Marlborough St, Dublin, 1.


Memorial Service, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare - Fri 17th Nov 2017

Posted on 01/11/2017

Caragh Pastoral Council are holding a special Memorial service for babies, who passed away through miscarriage, still birth and Neo Natal deaths on Friday 17th November, 2017 7.30 pm in Our Lady & St Joseph Church, Caragh, Naas, Co Kildare.

Parents, siblings, grandparents and anyone who wish to remember these little babies are all welcome.

UMH Limerick Service of Remembrance - Sun 5th Nov 2017

Posted on 01/11/17

University Maternity Hospital Limerick holds its annual remembrance service at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Sunday, November 5th at 3p.m.

We invite parents who have experienced the death of their baby/pregnancy loss at any stage, together with their family, friends and hospital staff to this service.

This service is organised by the Counselling Department and Midwifery staff at UMHL. people are very welcome to stay after the service for a chat and a cup of tea.

To ensure sensitivity towards newly bereaved families, a quiet space will be available at the church for crying babies/young children.

The service is an annual event which aims to acknowledge the pregnancies that were lost and the lives of babies who have died through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. We welcome parents and families whose babies may have died many years ago as well as those more recently bereaved.

CUMH Service of Remembrance - Friday 13th October 2017

Posted on 11/10/17

The Cork University Maternity Hospital are holding a Service of Remembrance on 13th October 2017. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

See poster for further details.

NMH Service of Remembrance - Sunday 1st October 2017

Posted on 30/09/2017

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street are holding a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 1st October 2017 in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin, 2 at 3.00 p.m. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hosp - Service - Sun 1st Oct 2017

Posted on 30/09/2017

Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda would like to invite parents, siblings and extended family members to attend their Annual Remembrance Ceremony 1st October at 3 pm in The Auditorium Medical Missionaries of Mary Convent, Beechgrove Drogheda. Remembering pregnancy and loss and babies and children who have died.

Parking is available at The Lourdes Church, Hardmans Gardens, Drogheda.
Light refreshments afterwards

Living with Loss - Irish Hospice Foundation

Posted on 30/9/2017

The Irish Hospice Foundation are holding an Information Evening for the Public on bereavement on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

See details below


 

Regional Support Meeting Galway 14th September 2017

Posted on 04/09/2017  • 

The next Miscarriage Support Group meeting in Galway takes place in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Galway on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7.00 p.m.

Phone 087 689 3456 (Dawn O' Connor) for more information or

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New Memorial Stone in Belturbet Co. Cavan

We have a new Memorial Stone which was unveiled at a special Service on Thursday the 29th June 2017 at the Church of Ireland, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

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New Memorial Stone in Rath, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Posted on 23/08/2017

A Memorial Stone has been placed in Rath Cemetery, Tralee, Co. Kerry to commemorate all babies that have died before, during and after birth.

A Blessing / dedication of the Memorial Stone will be held on Saturday 26th August 2017 at 11am.
Everyone is welcome to attend - whether or not you have experienced the loss of a child, you might like to come along and support those who have.

Vhi Women's Mini-Marathon - Photos

Posted on 19/08/2017

Below are some photos of our Committee Members Lynn and Laura who took part in the Mini-Marathon this year. Well done ladies!

A gentle reminder to anyone who has not yet returned their sponsorship to please do so. Many thanks.

  
At the Start Line

  
Half Way there

  
Nearly there

  
At the Finish Line

Galway Remembrance Run 28/05/2017 - Thank you

Posted on 16/08/2017

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland would like to extend a huge thank you to Dawn O'Connor and her team who organised the Galway Remembrance Run. It was a 5 km race and 162 people took part. an amazing €1,450 was raised.

There was a beautiful Remembrbance tree at the registration tent. Here people could write special messages in memory of their precious baby (babies).

Well done Dawn and what a beautiful way to remember all those babies gone too soon.

        
     

Fundraising in Morriscastle - Thank you

Posted on 16/08/2017

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland would like to extend a huge thank you to Niamh Darcy of Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park (www.morriscastlestrand.com) who raised €1,000 in donations on behalf of the Association.

The funds are much appreciated and will help the committee continue the work of supporting women and their families through the sometimes hidden grief of losing a baby through miscarriage.


Christmas Concert in The Helix - Thank you

Posted on 01/08/2017

A massive thank you to Maureen V Ward Talent Agency and Talented Kids Performing Arts School for putting on a very festive Christmas Concert in the Helix last December in aid of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland and as a result raised €3,091.

This will go along way to help us continue the work that we do to support women and their families through their loss. Thanks again to all the very talented kids, their teachers and parents for all their support and generosity. Also thank you to all those who gave the spot prizes for the raffle on the night.




Monthly Support Meeting 3rd August 2017

Posted on 01/08/2017  • 

Our next monthly Support Meeting takes place on Thursday 3rd August 2017 from 8pm - 9.30pm. (approx.) in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (opposite Leinster House).

If you are finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, please know that you are most welcome to come to the meeting whether you lost your baby recently or long ago.

If you would like any further information, please contact us on our Telephone Support Line or email us at mailto:info@miscarriage.ie.

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VHI Womens Mini Marathon - Thank you

Posted on 01/08/2017

On behalf of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the VHI Womens Mini Marathon on our behalf on the June Bank Holiday weekend. If you have any sponsorship money to return, please forward by cheque, bank draft or postal order along with your sponsorship card to:

Treasurer, The Miscarriage Association of Ireland, c/o Carmichael House , North Brunswick Street, Dubliln 7.

Alternatively if you would like to transfer the money directly to the Bank account of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland - please email us at mailto:info@miscarriage.ie.

Thank you Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell - Chairperson The Miscarriage Association of Ireland.

Service of Remembrance Lusk 11th June 2017

Posted on 15/05/2017

The Parish of St. MacCullin's Lusk will be holding its Annual Service of Remembrance in memory of all babies who died before, during or after birth on Sunday 11th June 2017 @ 3pm.

All parents, siblings, grandparents and anybody affected by the loss of a baby are very welcome to attend, regardless of whether the loss was recent or long ago.

After the Service, you are welcome to join us in the Parish Centre for some light refreshments and a friendly chat.

Miscarriage Remembrance Run Claddagh 28th May 2017

Posted on 15/05/2017

A 5km walk/run is taking place on Sunday May 28th 2017, 12 pm, Claddagh Co Galway in aid of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland. Please come along and show your support. Registration on the day. For more information call Dawn O' Connor 087 6893456.

The very best of luck to all running or walking on the day.


Monthly Support Meeting 1st June 2017

Posted on 15/05/2017  • 

Our next monthly Support Meeting takes place on Thursday 1st June 2017 from 8pm - 9.30pm. (approx.) in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (opposite Leinster House).

If you are finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, please know that you are most welcome to come to the meeting whether you lost your baby recently or long ago.

If you would like any further information, please contact us on our Telephone Support Line or email us at mailto:info@miscarriage.ie.

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Galway Support Meeting Thursday 9th March 2017

Posted on 09/03/2017

A Support Group meeting for Galway will take place this Thursday 9th March at 7 pm in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Galway.

If you have been through the experience of miscarriage, this is a meeting where you can share your story or listen to others who have been through a similar situation. Partners welcome also. Dawn O'Connor from the Miscarriage Association of Ireland will facilitate the meeting.

VHI Women's Mini Marathon June 2017

Posted on 09/03/2017

The VHI Women's Mini Marathon takes place Bank Holiday Monday 5th June at 2 pm. It is a 10 km race (6.2 miles).

Entry is now open. - see www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie for more details. Get your entry in soon and if you are fundraising - The Miscarriage Association of Ireland ask you to consider them as your charity for which to raise funds.

It's an easy 3 steps :
1) register your place directly at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

2) contact the Miscarriage Association of Ireland - via email at info@miscarriage.ie to request our T-shirts and sponsorship card or use www.idonate.ie to fundraise on-line.

3) Have fun training to run

Closing date for registration is April 29th.
Thank you.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Meetings in Mayo

Posted on 11/01/2017

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group meetings for Mayo will take place on the dates below in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co Mayo at 7.30 pm.

Geraldine Sheerin is organising and facilitating independent Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Groups in Swinford, Co. Mayo.

The meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Gateway Hotel Swinford.

The dates for the next five months are : January 18th, February 15th, March 15th. April 19th & May 17th. The meetings are for any parent who has lost a baby during pregnancy or infancy.

Monthly Support Meeting 2nd February 2017

Posted on 11/01/2017  • 

Our next monthly Support Meeting takes place on Thursday 2nd February 2017 from 8pm - 9.30pm. (approx.) in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (opposite Leinster House).

If you are finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, please know that you are most welcome to come to the meeting whether you lost your baby recently or long ago.

If you would like any further information, please contact us on our Telephone Support Line or email us at mailto:info@miscarriage.ie.

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Galway Support Meeting 12th January 2017

Posted on 11/01/2017

The first Miscarriage Support Group meeting for Galway will take place this Thursday January 12th at 7 pm in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Galway.

Phone 087 689 3456 (Dawn O' Connor) for more information or see Facebook page Miscarriage Support Group Galway@miscarriagesupportgalway.

Anyone that has suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage is welcome to attend. This meeting will provide people with the opportunity to share their stories and experiences.