Remember Loved Ones Lost To Suicide At Ceremony This Sunday

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Fr Sean Jones with Sharon Roche and her son Joshua at the Remembrance Tree outside the Motor Tax Office on Princes Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

PEOPLE who miss loved ones who have passed away over the years are invited to a ceremony next Sunday at 3pm in Tralee.

For the past 10 years, Sharon Roche from Tralee has held a short ceremony in December at a special ‘Remembrance Tree’ set up outside Tralee Municipal District/Motor Tax offices on Princes Quay, where people could come and place a decoration in memory of  loved ones lost to suicide.

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Sharon was inspired to hold the event after her son Sean died by suicide in 2011 and the tree provides great comfort to people affected by suicide.

Due to COVID restrictions, the ceremony last year was held online, but people can go along this year from next Sunday at 3pm and over the Christmas period to place their decoration.

When the tree is taken down on January 6, if there are ornaments left, they are put in a box and put back up on the tree the following year.

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