Grief at any time is poignant and COVID-19 presents additional complications. During the pandemic restrictions, it is not permissible for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital to host our annual remembrance services and bereavement support evenings for those who have died over the last year.

Remembrance Service Flowers - Pink flowers

Remembering with thanksgiving those who have died

In the absence of traditional rituals and gatherings, the staff of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital recorded a Remembrance Service to support those who are mourning, as a way for relatives to join together to grieve the passing of family and friends.

Gone from sight, but not forgotten.


Resources and Support Service

Mater Public Contact Details

Bereavement Counselling

  • 01 803 2406
  • 01 803 2267
  • 01 803 2310

Chaplaincy Dept

  • 01 830 1122
  • Bleep: 2239/2393

Organisation Contact Details

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IHF National Freephone Bereavement Helpline

1800 807 077


116 126

The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Fingal Counselling Service


The Bereavement Counselling Service


Bethany Bereavement Support Group (Parish-based local support groups)

087-9905299 / 01-4045378 

City Therapy Counselling Service


Turas Le Cheile Bereavement Support


Anam Cara – supporting parents after bereavement

085-288 88888

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)


Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre


PCI Counselling Service


Cipc Counselling in primary care

Ask your GP

The Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy


Turning Point


Books for Adults

  • Understanding Your Grief – Alan Wolfelt (2004)
  • The Five ways we Grieve : Finding Personal Path to Healing after the Loss of a Loved One – Susan Berger (2009)
  • Tell me the Truth about Loss – Niamh Fitzpatrick (2020)

Books for Children

  • The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
  • Always and Forever – Debbie Gliori & Alan Durant
  • ‘I Miss You’ – A First Look at Death – Pat Thomas
  • Badger’s Parting Gifts – Susan Varley
  • Heaven – Nicholas Allan

Shapes of Grief

Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist, hosts conversations with people about their experiences of loss and grief in their lives.

Grief Encounters

A weekly Irish podcast series that looks at different aspects of grief. Hosts Venetia Quick and Sasha Hamrogue hope to open up the conversation around death and loss.

Grief Works

Hosted by Julia Samuel, grief psycho-therapist with over twenty five years’ experience of working with the bereaved. Julia shared stories from those who have experienced great love and loss and survived.

Terrible, thanks for asking

Author Nora McInerny focuses on helping people open up and get comfortable being honest about how they are doing.


If you would like to provide feedback on this Remembrance Service, please contact Patient Services.

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