Pieta House Organises ‘Misneach’ Event In Tralee To Nourish Hope

Posted by
Ashe Street Festival insert


pieta_house_thumbnailPIETA House will host a “Misneach – Nourishing Hope” in Tralee towards the end of the month.

Coinciding with four similar events in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork, this reflective event will take place on Sunday, November 27, on the cusp between the months of November (traditionally a month of remembrance, honour and reflection) and December (traditionally a month of hope, joy and celebration) – to create a space and time for people to honour and celebrate lives present and lives passed and to move into December and the Christmas season with hope and celebration.

Continued below…

Kerry ETB Insert 1


The event is free and people of all ages are welcome to attend Misneach at Pieta House Bereavement Centre, McAuley Centre, Balloonagh in Tralee at 4pm on the day.

Pieta House CEO Brian Higgins says it’s symbolic that Misneach will take place in late November, just on the cusp of December.

“We chose this date to allow people to move into Christmas with a sense of hope. When people are gathered on the day we want to move from remembrance, honour and reflection into hope, joy and celebration,” he said.

“At Pieta House, our values are to treat everyone with respect and dignity, to be rooted in compassion and care, to generate and nourish hope and to empower. We see Misneach as a real way to embody our values at Pieta House.

“Misneach – an ancient Irish word – means both ‘hope and courage’ and so we want to create a space for people who have been bereaved by suicide to reflect and celebrate the lives of people they’ve lost; and it’s also for people who can celebrate that they have worked through the issues that had brought them to a point of suicide but who can now move forward in a more hope-filled future.

“We would like to think that Misneach will also appeal to anyone who supports our work, anyone who has gone through our services or anyone who wants to support someone who has used our services,” he said.

For more information, visit www.pieta.ie, Twitter.com/pietahouse and Facebook.com/pietahouse. Admission is free, but people will be able to make a donation at ticket sign-up or on the night if they wish.

Comments are closed.