Candlelit vigil for those lost to suicide

By David tucker

Published 24/09/2016 | 00:00

The candlelit vigil on Wexford Quayfront; above - members of the public put the names of deceased family and friends into a special box.
The candlelit vigil on Wexford Quayfront; above - members of the public put the names of deceased family and friends into a special box.
The candlelit vigil on Wexford Quayfront; above - members of the public put the names of deceased family and friends into a special box.

MORE than 100 people, some of whose lives had been touched by suicide, took part in a candlelit prayer vigil at Paul Quay on Saturday night.

The vigil, organised by Wexford Marinewatch to coincide with Suicide Awareness Month, was to remember all of those lost to suicide in the community, not just those who lost their lives in the harbour.

Mayor Cllr Frank Staples spoke at the vigil while Rev Aodhan Marken and Canon Arthur Minion read the prayers.

Rachel Grace, whose aunt Sharon and cousins Abby and Mikahla died at nearby Kaats Strand in 2005, sang a song she had written about suicide 'Hold On To Hope' and Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. The vigil was a special and memorable occasion for all who took part.

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