Living with Suicide – interview with Christy Kenneally

Christy Kenneally discusses this special retreat day on Lough Derg  for adults who have been affected by suicide or those working in support services.


Lough Derg – 24th September 2014

9:30am Arrival (Tea/Coffee & Scones)
10:30am Opening Reflection by Fr Cathal Deery
10:45am Guest Speaker: Bríd Murphy, wife and mother shares her personal story – ’Thoughts of a mother: Our lives after suicide’

11:20am 10 minute break

11:30am Guest Speaker: Conor McCafferty, Co-Director, Zest [an organisation dedicated to healing the hurt of suicide and self-harm] – ‘Compassion: Kind is better than better’
12:15pm Sharing Thoughts & Reflections

1:00pm Lunch

1:45pm Guest Speaker: Christy Kenneally, Writer & Broadcaster – ‘Seeking Strength, Finding Comfort’
2:30pm Open Discussion
2:45pm Time for Personal Reflection
3:15pm Prayer

4:00pm Departure

This day is for adults who have been affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation, or for those ministering to the suicide bereaved or working in support services.
Cost: €40 pp includes return boat fare, tea/coffee & scones & a light lunch.

Advance booking is essential.
Book on line at or by telephone 071 9861518
For further information contact: Maureen or Sharon email :

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About The Author

Lough Derg in County Donegal is a living place of pilgrimage with an ancient tradition. Legend and history intertwine in the emergence of St Patrick’s Purgatory as a famous pilgrimage destination on the very edge of medieval Europe. Each summer thousands still come to Lough Derg – some taking off their shoes to make the challenging Three Day Pilgrimage, others to find welcome time apart on a One Day Retreat.