Roscrea Compassionate communities project

Participants of Roscrea's Compassionate Communities Project.
On 12th November, 36 people from Roscrea spent a damp evening thinking about why it is important to think about illness, dying, death and bereavement.

On 12th November, 36 people from Roscrea spent a damp evening thinking about why it is important to think about illness, dying, death and bereavement.

The discussion was held as part of Roscrea’s first ever Compassionate Communities Café Conversation, facilitated by Dr Kathleen McLoughlin from Milford Care Centre. The event was hosted by Mt. Carmel Nursing Home and marks the start of a number of activities planned for the town. Spearheading the work in Roscrea is Ann Keevey, who is passionate about encouraging people to talk more openly about end-of-life issues and supporting people who have faced a bereavement. Ms Keevey said: “We are delighted with the number of people who came to take part in this discussion. It so positive to see people sharing their thoughts about death and dying so openly with people living in their community”.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.