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Christmas Stars Concert in Aid of Miscarriage Association

Posted on 21/10/2016

The MVW Talent Agency Ireland presents Christmas Stars, a concert in aid of the Miscarriage Association at the O Mahony Hall, The Helix DCU.

Please spread the word and get your family/ group of friends together for an evening of festive fun in aid of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland... See details below


 

Christmas Cards 2016

Posted on 21/11/2016  • 

Our new range of Christmas cards are now available for purchase online.

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Baby Loss Awareness & Remembrance Evening - 15th Oct 2015

Posted on 25/08/2015

Our Baby Loss Awareness and Remembrance Evening takes place on 15th October 2015. You are welcome to join us at this free event, if you have been affected by ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or baby loss.

Details are below:

  

Dedication of Memorial Stone - Clonmel Sun 19th July 2015

Posted on 12/07/2015

A dedication to a Memorial Stone donated by The Miscarriage Association of Ireland in memory of all babies who died before, during and after birth will take place at St Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel Co Tipperary, on Sunday 19th July at 3 pm.

The stone will be dedicated and unveiled and a short Service of Remembrance will also take place.

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

For more information please contact Joanne on 086 3635086.

Annual Service of Remembrance - Coombe Hospital 12/04/2015

Posted on 29/03/2015

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

Annual Service of Remembrance

will be held on:

Sunday 12th April 2015 at 3pm

in Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn.

Light refreshments will be served after the service and you will have
the opportunity to meet the hospital staff and other parents.



With every good wish from Chaplaincy Department.

Support Group Meeting in Sligo

Posted on 29/03/2015

Please note that the next Support Group Meeting in Sligo will take place on Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7.30 p.m. in St Michaels Life Centre, Church Hill Sligo.

Mass of the Angels - Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, 3rd May

Posted on 09/03/2015

On Sunday 3rd May, in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, the Sunday Mass at 10:30 am will be dedicated as a Mass of the Angels.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered as a remembrance ceremony for all the families in the locality who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, around the time of birth or a child who died young.

All are welcome.

Photos from our Service of Remembrance

Posted on 17/11/2014

Please see photos below from our Service of Remembrance. The beautiful candles represent our special babies lost through miscarriage.

        

Memorial Service , Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Posted on 13/11/2014

Annual Service of Remembrance

Saturday November 15th 2014 at 7 pm

Cill Mhuire Church, Standhouse Road, Newbridge, Co Kildare.


A special Memorial service for babies, who passed away through miscarriage, Still birth and Neo Natal deaths will be held on Saturday 15th November, 2014 in Cill Mhuire Church, Standhouse Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

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

A guest speaker from the Miscarriage Association of Ireland will also attend on the night.

Memorial Service Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare

Posted on 14/11/2014

Annual Service of Remembrance Caragh

Friday 14th November 2014 at 8.00 pm

Our Lady & St. Joseph Church, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare.


Caragh pastoral council are holding a special Memorial service for babies, who passed away through miscarriage, Still birth and Neo Natal deaths On Friday 14th November, 8.00 pm in 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.

Christmas Cards 2014

Posted on 04/11/2014  • 

Our Christmas cards for 2014 are now on sale. Please see link for details.

     

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Service of Remembrance 2014

Posted on 04/09/2014

Annual Service of Remembrance

Sunday 9 November 2014 at 3pm

St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Our Service of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 9 November 2014. 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


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Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2014

Posted on 04/09/2014

A big thank you to all who participated in this year's Mini-Marathon. A fun day was had by all as well as the opportunity to raise much needed funds for our Association. If you have not yet returned your sponsorship card and monies to us, please send them to us at the Miscarriage Association of Ireland, Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin, 2.

Thank you.

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

Memorial Service Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare

Annual Service of Remembrance

Friday 15 November 2013 at 7.30pmFriday November 14th at 7.30 pm in Our Lady & St Joseph Church, Carragh, Naas, Co Kildare.

Our Lady & St. Joseph Church, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare.


Caragh pastoral council are holding a special Memorial service for babies, who passed away through miscarriage, Still birth and Neo Natal deaths On Friday 15th November, 7.30pm in 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

Posted on 14/11/2012

Annual Service of Remembrance

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

Posted on 25/09/13

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
Website: www.patricksparish.net

An Invitation to Remember... Cork - 11/10/13

Posted on 02/10/13

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

Posted on 09/08/13

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

Posted on 21/02/13

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:info@miscarriage.ie 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

Tragic Death of Savita Halappanavar

Posted on 21/11/2012  •  Full article

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.

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Memorial Service in Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare Fri 16 Nov 2012

Posted on 14/11/2012


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

Posted on 14/11/2012

Annual Service of Remembrance

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.

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Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2012

Posted on 20/06/2012

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

Posted on 20/6/2011

Annual Service of Remembrance

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.

Annual Service of Remembrance, Cork University Hospital

An Invitation to Remember...

Friday 10th October 2014 at 7.30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork



A Service of Remembrance will be held by

Cork University Maternity Hospital

On

Friday 10th October 2014,

at

7.30pm

In the

Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork

All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

Baby Loss Awareness Day - Wave of Light 15/10/2014

Posted on 09/10/2014

You can show your support for Baby Loss Awareness Day by taking part in the 'Wave of Light' on Wednesday 15 October.

Everyone is invited to light a candle at 7.00 p.m. in their own time zone and to have it burn for at least an hour in memory of our babies.

This will mean that there will be a continuous 'Wave of Light' throughout the world on that day - it's a beautiful image for us to hold in our hearts.

Regional Support Group Meeting in Sligo 16/10/2014

Posted on 16/09/2014  • 

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland invites anyone who has been affected by miscarriage to attend a meeting in St Michaels Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo, on Thursday 16th October 2014, at 7.30 pm.

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Support group meeting to be held in Cork 10/4/2014

Posted on 23/03/2014

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland will hold a support group meeting in Cork on 10th April 2014, 7pm in the Bru Columbanus Centre, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork. This meeting, 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.

Info: Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell – 087 3577173

Info: Bru Columbanus Centre – 021 4345754 Website: www.brucolumbanus.com Email: info@brucolumbanus.ie

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2012

Posted on 27/3/2012

The 29th Flora Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June 2012.
We would be delighted if you could help raise funds for the Miscarriage Association of Ireland by taking part in the Women's Mini-Marathon and by being sponsored for your efforts. So whether you intend to walk, run or crawl!!, please contact us by Email
mailto:info@miscarriage.ie
to obtain a sponsorship card and t-shirt. We gratefully receive any amount no matter how small you may think it is. Thank you.

For official details about the Flora Mini Marathon, please go to www.florawomensminimarathon.ie
Please make sure to register with Flora Women's Mini Marathon, as otherwise you cannot take part on the day.

Memorial Service in Caragh, Naas. Friday 11th November 2011

Updated on 2/11/2011

Memorial Service for babies who passed away through miscarriage, stillbirth and Neonatal deaths

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.

Misdiagnosis of Miscarriage

Posted on 28/4/2011  • 

Following queries from the public as result from the publication of the report into the misdiagnosis of miscarriages the Miscarriage Association have released a press statement to clarify our position. To read the statement please click on the link.

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Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon 2010

The Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 7th June 2010 at 3.00pm. Should you have any queries regarding taking part to raise funds for us please contact us. We will send you a sponsorship card and tshirt to wear on the day. We gratefully receive any amount no matter how small you may think it is. Thank you. For official details about the Flora Mini Marathon, go to www.womensminimarathon.ie All participants must enter either on the official Entry Form which will appear in the Evening Herald every Wednesday and Saturday or online. Closing Date is 27th April 2010 or when maximum number of entries is reached.

Annual Service of Remembrance 2009

Our Annual Service of Remembrance  took place on Sunday 9th November 2008, in St. Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.
As always our service is a very special occasion and a chance to acknowledge in peace or be part of the experience with others who have also experienced this great loss of a part of their family. This years service was even more special than usual as 2008 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. We were honoured that so many members past and present accepted our invitations to attend this special service and joined us in remembering all of our babies, whom we had the privilege to share their lives, if but for a short while, and to light a candle during the service in remembrance of them all.

Immediately prior to this years Annual Service, with the help of Fr. Sean McArdle and Rev. Sonia Hicks, we unveiled a Memorial Stone in the grounds of St. Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue. This stone is in honour of all of our babies whose lives were too short, and also to mark the occasion of the 20th year of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland.

Everyone who attended this years service got to take home two beautiful mementoes of the day, a silver Newbridge 'Dove' and a sapling tree which they can plant at home in memory of their babies.

We are very grateful to Fr. Sean McArdle for all his assistance with and placing of this Memorial Stone and for his continued support of our Annual Service of Remembrance and the Miscarriage Association of Ireland in general. See more details about our Memorial Stones. We would also like to thank Lucan Folk Group for their beautiful and poignant music and singing and all the numerous people who helped out on the day and with all the preparations beforehand, making the day the success that it was.

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.

Annual Service of Remembrance 2008 - 20 Years On

Our Annual Service of Remembrance took place on Sunday 9th November 2008, in St. Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. As always our service is a very special occasion and a chance to acknowledge in peace or be part of the experience with others who have also experienced this great loss of a part of their family. This years service was even more special than usual as 2008 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. We were honoured that so many members past and present accepted our invitations to attend this special service and joined us in remembering all of our babies, whom we had the privilege to share their lives, if but for a short while, and to light a candle during the service in remembrance of them all. Immediately prior to this years Annual Service, with the help of Fr. Sean McArdle and Rev. Sonia Hicks, we unveiled a Memorial Stone in the grounds of St. Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue. This stone is in honour of all of our babies whose lives were too short, and also to mark the occasion of the 20th year of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland. Everyone who attended this years service got to take home two beautiful mementoes of the day, a silver Newbridge 'Dove' and a sapling tree which they can plant at home in memory of their babies. We are very grateful to Fr. Sean McArdle for all his assistance with and placing of this Memorial Stone and for his continued support of our Annual Service of Remembrance and the Miscarriage Association of Ireland in general. See more details about our Memorial Stones. We would also like to thank Lucan Folk Group for their beautiful and poignant music and singing and all the numerous people who helped out on the day and with all the preparations beforehand, making the day the success that it was.

Sligo Support

Support for all those who have experienced a miscarriage is available in Sligo in St. Michael's Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. One to one meetings are organised locally. Should you require further information contact Joan, Patricia or Mary at St. Michael's Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Telephone 071 9170329.

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2008 & Cork City Marathon 2008

The 26th Flora Women’s Mini Marathon and the Cork City Marathon both took place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2008, at 3.00p.m. Congratulations to all those who took part in both events. We are very grateful to everyone who supported us in donating sponsorship money.

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.

Our Website

We are delighted to announce that this, our website, was officially launched, by t.v. and radio personailty, Fiona Looney, on Tuesday 26th September 2006, in Buswell's Hotel, Dublin. Should you have any difficulties or need any further assistance or information or have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. Before we had our new site we had our information online on web-pages which were generously hosted for us by The Coombe Women's Hospital. We thank them for their kindness in facilitating us in this way.