If you are using this website it probably means that either you or someone close to you has sadly lost a baby through miscarriage, whether recently or some time ago. All of us at The Miscarriage Association of Ireland have had personal experience of miscarriage and we are here to help and support you when you need us. We hope this site will be of help especially to the mums and dads of the precious lost baby
Newsletter Spring/ Summer 2014 - if you would like to share your story, poem, thoughts for this newsletter
- please forward your contribution by email to mailto:email@example.com or
by post to The Chairperson - The Miscarriage Association of Ireland c/o Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.
Look forward to hearing your stories. Thanks.
The Flora Mini Marathon takes place Bank Holiday Monday June 2nd at 2 pm. It is a 10 km race (6.2 miles).
Entries for this race open on Feb 19th - see
www.florawomensminimarathon.ie for more details.
Every step makes a difference so if you are up for the challenge to take that step to getting fit,
please keep The Miscarriage Association of Ireland in mind if you would like to a charity to sponsor.
Just register for the race on the Flora Women's Mini Marathon website and then drop us an email
to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we can forward you a t-shirt and sponsorship card
(alternatively you use
to raise sponsorship on-line).
Closing date for entry is April 18th.
Our monthly Support Meeting for March takes place as usual on the first Thursday of the month (6th March) from 8pm - 9.30pm
(approx.) in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (opposite Leinster House).
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
Friday 15 November 2013 at 7.30pm
Our Lady & St. Joseph Church, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Parents, siblings, grandparents and anyone who wishes to remember these little babies are all welcome.
A guest speaker from the Miscarriage Association of Ireland will also attend on the night.
Service of Remembrance 2013
Sunday 10 November 2013 at 3pm
St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8
Our Service of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 10 November 2013. 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.
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First National Support Group Meeting in Kilkenny - 17/10/13
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland will hold its first national support group meeting in Kilkenny on 17th October 2013, 7pm in
St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Bohernatounish Road, Loughboy. This meeting, the first to be held outside of Dublin, will give an
opportunity to all those affected by miscarriage to talk about and share their experience. The meeting will be co-ordinated by committee
members of the association.
‘This meeting provides an opportunity for women and their partners to talk in a supportive environment about their experience,’ said Niamh Ryan, secretary of the Association. ‘Of course, people are under no obligation to talk and can find great comfort simply by listening to others talk about their own experience.’
A Book of Remembrance will also be available on the day for those who wish to make an entry in memory of the child they have lost through miscarriage.
The Association, which celebrates 25 years in existence this year, provides support to all who have been affected by miscarriage through a telephone support service, monthly support meetings in Dublin’s Buswells Hotel, and an annual Service of Remembrance, which will take place this year on 10th November, at 3 pm in St Theresa’s Church, Donore Avenue (off South Circular Road), Dublin 8.
Info: Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell – 087 3577173
Info: Mr Ted Byrne – 056 7764400
An Invitation to Remember... Cork - 11/10/13
A Service of Remembrance
will be held
By Cork University Maternity Hospital
On Friday 11th October 2013 at 7p.m.
In the Sacred Heart Church,
Western Road, Cork
All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.
Please note venue and change of date and time from previous years.
Flora Women’s Mini Marathon Monday 3rd June 2013
One of the biggest fund raisers by the Miscarriage Association of Ireland is the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon and for the past number of years
we have taken part in this wonderful event.
This year was a special one for the Mini Marathon as it celebrated its 30th anniversary having begun in 1983. The sun came out to celebrate with us and the atmosphere was electric as we waited at the starting line.
While many of the participants are eager to complete the 10 kilometres in record time the vast majority appear to relish the exercise and the chat while at the same time taking the opportunity to raise some funds for a charity which has benefitted themselves or their families.
There were many bands along the route blasting out tunes to give us a cheer along the way. There were children handing out water bottles, the fire services gave us a hose down and many lined the streets to egg us on. All was done in good cheer allowing us to get to the finish line without noticing the pain in the thighs! My sisters Rita Core, Norín McManus, our friend Barbara and I came in at 1:58:52, which is not our fastest speed to date, but who’s counting!!
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland had a welcome cuppa for those who partook on our behalf in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, in the heart of Dublin. Buswells hospitality as always did the trick of reviving those who had endured the marathon and set them up for the journey home.
We hope to partake in many more marathons in the future and are delighted to say a big thank you to all those who ran or walked the marathon on our behalf and raised a lot of money for our very worthy cause.
MARIE MC MANUS
See photos of the happy group before the event. Well done girls!!!
Dublin Marathon 2013
The 33rd Dublin Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday
Monday, 28th October 2013 at 9 a.m..
For those brave people who intend to take part in the Dublin Marathon this October, we would be very grateful if you could help raise funds for us by being sponsored for your efforts. Please contact us by Email mailto:email@example.com to obtain a sponsorship card and t-shirt. We gratefully receive any amount no matter how small you may think it is. Thank you.
Please make sure to register with Dublin Marathon, as otherwise you cannot take part on the day. For official details about the Dublin Marathon, please go to www.dublinmarathon.ie
Following the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, the Miscarriage Association of Ireland would like to offer sincere sympathy to those involved. We have released a press statement to clarify our position. To read the statement please click on the link.
Memorial Service in Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare Fri 16 Nov 2012
Friday 16 November 2012 at 8pm
Our Lady & St. Joseph Church, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare
A special memorial service will be held in Our Lady & St Joseph Church on Friday 16th November 2012 at 8.00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Caragh Pastoral Council
Service of Remembrance 2012
Sunday 11 November 2012 at 3pm
St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8
Our Service of Remembrance took place on Sunday 11 November 2012. It was a very special occasion for all who have lost babies and gave them the opportunity to share our experience with others who have also suffered the loss of a child.
Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2012
Many of our trusty volunteers took part in the Women's Mini Marathon on the 4th June 2012.
This year everyone participating received a number and a tag and were timed from the beginning of the marathon. The results were posted in the Evening Herald and we were all were delighted with our time.
It was a beautiful day and all enjoyed themselves. There was great support from locals along the route.
After everyone had made it around the course, they retired to Buswell's Hotel for much needed light refreshments and an analysis of the day.
We are very grateful to everyone who supported us in donating sponsorship money. Well done for all the effort put in and taking part. Hope to see you all again next year.
Service of Remembrance 2011
Sunday 13 November 2011 at 3pm
St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8
Our Service of Remembrance took place on Sunday 13 November 2011. It was a very special occasion for all who attended giving them the opportunity to share their experience with others who have suffered the loss of a child.
Memorial Service in Caragh, Naas. Friday 11th November 2011
On Friday 11th November, 2011, at 8.00 p.m., a special Memorial Service was held in Our Lady and St. Joseph Church, Caragh. A Memorial Stone which has been dedicated by The Miscarriage Association of Ireland and which has been place in the church grounds, will be blessed after the Service.
June O'Toole spoke on the night.Refreshments were served afterwards.