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Bereavement Support

Losing someone close is a life changing event, and not one to be taken lightly. We want to help you at this difficult time and encourage you to seek support, in whatever way is best for you. Below are some useful resources, but if you require any additional support, please just ask.

A Little Lifetime Foundation

A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly Islands), provide information and support to bereaved parents and families. Working with Health Care Professionals and Others to develop good practices in the area of Infant death.

Bereavement Counselling Service

The Bereavement Counselling Service offers support and counselling to enable people to deal with their grief.  Their website has helpful hints and advice for dealing with many different areas of grief and bereavement including Spouse/partners, helping the bereaved, grieving the death of a child, a child’s grief, and people with disabilities.


Pieta is a national organisation providing professional counselling, support and helpline services to those bereaved through suicide.

Rainbows Ireland

Rainbows Ireland is a peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family.

First Light

First Light offers support to families bereaved by the sudden unexpected and often unexplained death of an infant or young child and to others affected by it.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara Parent Bereavement Support group supports parents and families on the loss of a child.


Féileacáin aims to provide support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. They are a group of bereaved parents who came together to offer hope and support to others.


Established in January 2009, is an Irish online information and self-help resource for, and by widows, widowers and bereaved life partners.

Grief and Bereavement

The Eist Cancer Support centre started life as the Carlow Breast Cancer Support Group which was set up by a group of breast cancer survivors in 2004. Eist is a registered charity (CHY16678), affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society. The centre opened to the public in October 2012 at the Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow for the benefit of all county Carlow citizens and those who live in the surrounding areas.


A cancer diagnosis can be a life shattering experience for the whole family and the Eist centre is a peaceful, tranquil, supportive place where all those affected by cancer can avail of support.


Book an appointment with Carpenter Bros. Funeral Directors in Carlow.

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