Anam Cara Remembrance Day 2021

MIDDAY | 6th | NOVEMBER | 2021

Thank you for joining us on this specially designed webpage created to remember and honour our children in a special way.

At Anam Cara we understand the intense grief, loss and loneliness that every mother and father has to endure after a precious son or daughter has died. We know there are no words that can take away that pain. All we can do is let you know you are not alone.

Today 100’s of parents from all around Ireland will be joining us here, lighting a candle, pausing for a while listening to the song we have chosen to connect us.

‘The Dance’ Performed by Aidan and Joyce Murphy

Remembering today…

Please put your mouse over the carousel to stop it scrolling. You can also click/drag forward and backwards to see all names.

  • Please find a quiet place to sit, relax and light your own candle or tea-light.

  • Click on the play button above to listen to the inspiring song ‘The Dance’ performed by Joyce and Aidan Murphy

  • We have updated the Anam Cara 2021 Remembrance Book with all the special messages we have received from parents from around the country. To read through these, just click on our Remembrance book below
  • Our thoughts are with all bereaved families today. For those who have registered for this virtual event, we have placed the name of your loved one on our carousel

Book of Remembrance…

Our thoughts are with recently bereaved parents and their families, many who have found themselves isolated and alone on their journey due to Covid 19 Restrictions.  We hope they too will find the strength to carry them through their journey of grief and loss, in time finding their own unique way to cope and survive, knowing their child will always be remembered and carried in their hearts.

Thank you for joining Anam Cara today, your support of our virtual event is very much appreciated.

As part of our November Remembrance Month, Anam Cara is hosting a series of Webinars starting on Wednesday 3rd November. We have included a recording of this week’s webinar on this Remembrance page. The first week’s topic was on ‘Is there a roadmap to our grief’? The webinars will be held every wednesday at 7.30pm until 8th December and you are so welcome to attend them.

Anam Cara are also hosting an online Bereavement Information & Support Evening for parents on Thursday 18th November at 7pm. The evening will be broken into two parts.

The first part involves a bereavement professional with extensive experience and knowledge of traumatic grief and working with bereaved families after the sudden death of their son or daughter.

The second part of the evening, parents will have an opportunity to connect with other bereaved parents in smaller groups and find out more about what bereavement support is available to them in their area from our Anam Cara Facilitator.

If you want more information about this event please contact us at or call/text us at 085 2888 888. If you are contacting us from Northern Ireland you can call 028 95213120 or email to

At Anam Cara we understand how this time of year can be so hard for bereaved Mams and Dads and hope that through our online and face to face events you will find a little hope to get you through these dark evenings.

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A time for Reflection

8 Minutes of Self Care

Grieving is exhausting, in the early days of our loss it is also all consuming! Even for mothers and fathers further on in their grief, there are times of the year we can become overwhelmed. Self-care is so important, being kind and gentle to ourselves. We commissioned this short meditation for you, it will take about 8 minutes, all you need to do is make yourself comfortable, take a deep breath and just be in the now!