National Wave of Light to be held for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day today 2 years ago

National Wave of Light to be held for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day today

15 October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland, has organised a national Wave of Light with over 70 buildings in 24 counties lending their support.


Hospitals, hotels and iconic buildings across the country will light up in pink and blue to mark Babyloss Awareness Day.

Mmany parents grieve in silence for the children that they held only briefly and sometimes, not at all.

Individuals and businesses across Ireland will light up their homes and premises tonight in remembrance of all the children who weren't able to go home.


Nina Farrell, who has helped organise the Wave of Light, spoke to Her this morning:

"We currently have 75 buildings in 24 counties confirmed who will light up blue and pink from 7-8pm tonight in honour of all babies gone too soon. We hope everyone affected by baby loss, be it through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death will get some comfort tonight seeing lots of iconic buildings lighting up in remembrance and support of all our precious babies.

"We want everyone to know that their baby matters and we are hoping that by seeing buildings lighting up it will spark lots of conversations as we want to move away from the darkness and stigma that was attached to baby loss. We want everyone to know how proud we are of our babies and that we will never forget them".


Buildings joining the Wave of Light include;

Absolute Hotel Limerick
AIB Molesworth Street Dublin
Aras Chill Dara (2 trees)
Aras an Chontae, Carrick On Shannon
Arklow Bridge (Pink)
Arklow Courthouse (Blue)
Askeaton Tourist Office Limerick
Athenry Heritage Centre Galway
Axa Insurance Ireland HQ Dublin
Bank of Ireland College Green Dublin
Blackrock Castle Cork (Purple)
Block A, George’s Quay Dublin
Boyne Valley Foods Drogheda
Bremore Castle Balbriggan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare
Carrickmacross Civic Offices Monaghan
Carmichael Centre Smithfield
Castletown House Kildare
Cavan General Hospital
Convention Centre, Dublin
Coombe Hospital Dublin
Cork County Council
Cork City Hall
Cork University Maternity Hospital
Dublin Bus Head Office
Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Dublin City Hall
DCU College
Galway County Council
Galway City Hall
Galway University Hospital
Heuston Station Dublin
Holles Street Maternity Hospital
House, Limerick
Irish Life Dublin
Kerry County Council Corporate Buildings
Kilkenny County Council Offices
Letterkenny General Hospital Donegal
Longford Town Hall
Louth County Council
Liberty Hall Dublin
Limerick Co Co Building Merchants Quay
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Blanchardstown
Market House Monaghan Town
Markievicz Bridge, Sligo
Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar
Mullingar Arts Centre
Newbridge Town Hall
One Pery Square Hotel Limerick
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda
Rock of Cashel (Purple)
Rotunda Hospital Dublin
Savoy Hotel, Limerick
St Clare’s Church Graiguecullen Carlow
St Laurence Hotel Illumination Navan
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre Dublin
Strand Hotel Limerick
Swords Castle Co Dublin
The Four Courts Dublin
The George Hotel Limerick
The Mall Waterford (2 buildings, 1 blue and 1 pink)
The Mansion House Dublin (Purple)
Trinity College, Dublin
Ulster Bank, College Green, Dublin
University Maternity Hospital, Limerick
Waterwipes Ireland Drogheda
*Westport House Mayo
Wexford County Council
Candle Lighting Wave of Light Locations (All 7PM – please ask any questions):
Cork: The Kingsley (Cork Support Meeting will be marking Babyloss Awareness Day)
Dublin: City Hall
Galway: Marina Ballinasloe
Kilkenny: Kilkenny Castle
Limerick: The Pier Hotel, Sarsfield Street
Longford: The Mall
Louth: Heritage Centre, Carlingford

Families and individuals are also encouraged to join the Wave of Light by lighting their own candle for Infant and Pregnancy Loss from 7-8 pm this evening, October 15.