Poignant suicide memorial planned for Tullamore

Justin Kelly

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Poignant suicide memorial planned for Tullamore

Poignant suicide memorial planned for Tullamore

A poignant event to remember loved ones who have died by suicide has been planned for Tullamore in June.

The unique 'Remembering Your Footprints' memorial takes place at Tullamore Town Park on Friday, June 7.

Organisers are inviting people who have lost loved ones to suicide to bring and place a pair of shoes belonging to their friends or family member in a creative visual display.

"What we hope to do is create a visual image of the number of people lost to suicide in Tullamore and its surrounding towns and villages," organisers said.

"The idea is for people to place a pair of shoes to represent the loved one that they have lost to suicide."

People are asked to gather at 7pm when Fr Shane will say a number of prayers in a poignant event and powerful visual representation of the impact of suicide in Offaly.