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

OrganisationsContact Details
Irish Ass. Of Counselling & Psychotherapy 01-2303536
Anam Cara


085 288 8888

ARC Cancer Support 01-8307333
Aware Administration Office 01-6617211
Bray Cancer Support 01-2866966
The Bereavement Counselling Service 01-8391766
Fingal Counselling Service 01-8902596
Cancer Information & Support 061-482615
Cork ARC 021-4346688
HOPE 054-38555
LARCC Retreat Centre 044-71971
Irish Cancer Society 01-2310500
Mayo Cancer Support 094-9038407
National Freephone Bereavement Helpline 1800 807077
Slanu Help Line 091-550050
Sligo Cancer Support 071-70399
South East Cancer Foundation 051-876629
The Carer’s Association 056-7721424
Tuam Cancer Care 093-28522
Turning Point 01-2807888

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

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.

We Remember Them