A new sculpture was unveiled in Gaoth Dobhair yesterday in honour of all young people who have passed away.
The powerful artwork – entitled Suaimhneas – is located in the garden to Páirc an Phobail (The Community Park) on Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair (Gweedore Business Park).
It was created by the community in loving memory of children, teenagers and young adults who died in the vibrancy of their youth, through illness or tragedies.
Credit goes to renowned Donegal sculptor, John McCarron, for the design of the impactful memorial. It now sits in a public space where people are welcome to visit, pause and remember those who are gone before us, but live in our hearts and memories.
A small and emotional ceremony was held at Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair on Sunday to officially unveil the piece. Among those in attendance were Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh and local TD Pearse Doherty.
At the unveiling of Suaimhneas today at the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate in memory of all the children, teenagers & young adults who died tragically or through illness. A place to reflect, shed a tear or just remember. Maith sibh @ionadnp and the sculptor John McCarron. 💔❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/6qVLTNIbA0
— Pearse Doherty (@PearseDoherty) November 28, 2021