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Monday 18 November 2019

A message of hope at Cuan Aingeal event

The doves are released at the Cuan Aingeal Garden of Remembrance in Ferrybank
The doves are released at the Cuan Aingeal Garden of Remembrance in Ferrybank

There was a poignant gathering at the Cuan Aingeal Garden of Remembrance in Ferrybank. All eyes turned to the Wexford skyline as beautiful white doves were released in memory of loved ones who have passed away.

Organised by Bernadette O'Leary and Lorraine Smith, the Cuan Aingeal Support Group offers a sympathetic ear and vital support for bereaved parents and other family members. The garden of remembrance opposite The Riverbank House Hotel was opened in July of last year and was intended as a place of reflection where family members could go and think about their loved ones.

At a moving ceremony, music was provided by Stephen Murphy, while the assembled crowd also heard from bereaved parents and valued members of the Cuan Aingeal group.

'We just thought it would be a nice way to end the summer,' said Bernadette. 'Our "Life After Loss" meetings are starting back on September 2 and it and we're hoping that people will come and join us. We have a strong attendance at meetings and, basically, people can sit and chat about their loved ones who they've lost or if they don't want to talk, they can just listen.'

Bernadette is extremely grateful for the support of The Riverbank House Hotel, who provide a room for the meetings which take place on the first Monday of each month at 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and for further information, call 086 1285064.

Wexford People

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