Ceremony To Remember Those Lost To Suicide To Take Place This Sunday

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Launching the Remembrance Tree ceremony which takes place this Sunday were Jean Foley of Kerry County Council. Joshua and Sharon Roche and Colm Nagle of Kerry County Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

A TREE outside the old Tralee Town Council building (now the motor tax office) will once again be a focal point to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide with a special ceremony this Sunday.

Over the last number of years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and a special service will take place on Sunday, December 15, at 3pm at the tree in front of the building on Princes Street to begin the act of remembrance.

Those who have lost a loved one or have been affected by suicide are encouraged to come and drop a special ornament on the tree throughout Christmas to act as a symbol of remembrance to those who have passed away.

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The woman behind the ‘Remembrance Tree’ is Sharon Roche from Tralee. Her son, Sean, died by suicide in 2011, and she is hoping people from all over the county will come along for the short service.

People can call to the tree anytime over the following few weeks if they want to privately place an ornament. The importance of the tree is the comfort it gives to families and individuals throughout Tralee and Kerry.

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