By Suzanne Pender
A NUMBER of prominent Carlow buildings will embrace a Wave of Light tonight to remember those touched by the tragedy of baby loss, while giving bereaved parents an opportunity to talk about their precious babies.
Carlow Co Council and St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen will both lit up in pink and blue to mark today the 15 October, becoming part of a global ‘wave of light’ in memory of babies.
“As mayor, I am delighted to be associated with this initiative,” said cllr Fergal Browne. “Carlow Co Council offices participated this year and thanks to Eamonn Brophy and Paul Curran for their help in this regard,” he added.
St Clare’s church, Graiguecullen also will lit up tonight, saying on social media they are doing it, ‘in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.’
The charity Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) is the national charity supporting families affected by perinatal loss and October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.
In 2018 ,Liberty Hall was the first and only Irish building to be lit up in blue and pink for pregnancy and infant loss remembrance, so the charity was absolutely honoured in 2019 when 83 buildings, including hospitals, castles, hotels and civic buildings, were lit up across the country.