Supporting families after the loss of a loved one from a Farming accident.
FARMING remains the country's most dangerous job.
Unfortunately my family was most forcefully made aware of this fact on Tuesday 19th of June 2012 when my Dad was tragically involved in an accident on our family farm and sadly passed away on the following Friday, the 22nd June 2012.
My name is Brian Rohan and our family farm is based in a small village in Co. Laois called Shanahoe. Following a freak accident on our family farm and the subsequent devastating loss of my Father, Liam Rohan from our lives, we quickly came to realize that there is little or no help as regard supports available to families that have lost loved ones by way of emotional, practical, business, legal & financial advice.
Almost 200 people, adults and children have lost their lives in farming accidents over the past 10 years. In honour and remembrance to these people my wife Norma and I are organising a Remembrance Service on the 29-June 2014 in Abbeyleix, Co Laois at 2pm. It will be an Ecumenical service in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.We hope to read out the names of people who have been lost through farm accidents. If you would like to attend the service and perhaps have your loved ones name read out, you can register your attendance and include your relatives name in an email to us or visit our Facebook page. You can also have their name included on our "In Memoriam" page. We will also be remembering those who have survived serious accidents at the service and aim to create more awareness of farm safety especially as the National Schools get their summer holidays around this time.
The aim is to develop this event into to an annual remembrance and to develop various support structures to hopefully help families in any way possible come to terms with the irreplaceable loss of their loved ones. We hope to do this by growing EMBRACE as a support group to those affected by Farming Accidents.