Special service for bereaved families in Portiuncula hospital tonight

A special service is taking place at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe tonight for parents and their families who lost children through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or before or after birth.

The service of remembrance is taking place at the hospital tonight at 7.30pm in hospital chapel.

Niamh Brennan, who is one of the hospital Chaplins in Portiuncula says the event offers parents who grieve the loss of a baby or child a space to come together, to remember and reflect on their grief journey through symbol, music and prayer.