Embrace FARM - Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service

28/05/2019 Website News
Embrace FARM -  Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service

Pictured taken at Virginia show during the Embrace FARM tractor drive shows L2R: Brian & Norma Rohan plus children Emily, Liam & Julie.


 

Embrace FARM the support network for those affected by farm accidents will host its Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix on Sunday 30TH June 2019 at 2.00pm.


 

 


 

Everyone who wishes to remember a person in their life affected by a farm accident- this includes most recent and historic fatalities or those seriously injured are invited to attend.


 

 


 

The Remembrance Service is now in its sixth year, with the first service in 2014. The service will be led by local clergy from the Church of Ireland, Canon Harvey and Roman Catholic, Fr. Ahern.


 

 


 

We will especially remember this year the passing of Fr. Cummins who presided over the service in 2018 and was tragically killed earlier this year.


 

 


 

The Remembrance Service  is well supported each year by Agribusiness, the farming organisations and government organisations  such as ABP group, DAFM, Glanbia, ICMSA, ICSA, IFA, IHFA,


 

 


 

Farm Contractor Organisations, FBD  Insurance, FRS Networks, HSA, HSENI, Macra na Feirme, Teagasc, UCD, UFU, YFCU and by the Agri Media.  


 

 


 

Embrace FARM will be represented by the co-founders Norma & Brian Rohan and the voluntary board of directors who give their time freely in the development of the organisation.


 

 


 

Embrace FARM were contacted by over 150 families to have their loved ones remembered at this year’s Ecumenical Service. 


 

 


 

Behind these numbers is a father, mother, a husband, a wife, a child, a relative, someone important to a family and a community.


 

 


 

We especially ask you to bring along anyone who was a support to you during your bereavement and journey of grief, to give thanks to them for their kindness and remember the life of the loved one passed.


 

 


 

This is a day to speak their names because they are always a part of us. We honour their memories and give thanks for the time they spent with us.


 

 


 

Light refreshments (sponsored) will be served at the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix following the event and all are welcome.


 

 


 

The Embrace FARM vision is to be ‘a caring and supporting Agri-community for all those affected by farming accidents’.


 

 


 

It values include  being a guiding and listening service,  empathic to all, offering shared personal experience and mutual support, being transparent in all its actions, holding respect and integrity always.


 

 


 

Throughout 2018, Embrace FARM has continued its work in raising awareness of those affected by farming accidents.


 

 


 

 It held its residential widowed spouses’ weekend in Kilkenny for people who lost their partners in a farming accident.


 

 


 

In addition it hosted a residential weekend in November where several families and their children shared their experiences and supported one another in how losing a loved one has impacted and changed their lives.


 

 


 

To remember the 290 lives lost across the 32 counties of Ireland in ten years (2007-2017), Embrace FARM drove a tractor kindly sponsored by WM Shaw around the country.


 

 


 

This was done in conjunction with Macra na Feirme and the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster,


 

 


 

Over 150 members from several clubs in every county took it in turn to navigate the tractor into the most rural parts of Ireland to bring the message to all affected.


 

 


 

The tractor left from Tullamore show on August 12th and arrived at the opening of the National Ploughing Championship on September 16th, 2018. The tractor covered nearly 5000km on its journey, and the message of farm safety was also part of the Embrace Farm awareness campaign.


 

 


 

Editor’s Note


 

 


 

Embrace FARM (Farming Accidents Remembered & Missed) was established by Brian Rohan and his wife Norma in 2014.


 

 


 

Having experienced the tragic loss of his father Liam during 2012 in a farming accident, Brian and Norma decided after some research


 

 


 

to organise an ecumenical remembrance service for families who had lost a loved one or suffered serious injury in a farming accident.


 

 


 

The vision of Embrace FARM is to be ‘a caring and supporting Agri-community for all those affected by farming accidents’.


 

 


 

This is carried out through their mission statement ‘to create a support network for those affected by farming accidents’ through their annual events,


 

 


 

remembrance service and representation in the media and to government level representing their community.


 


 

Who will fill those wellies after yet another tragic farm accident?


 

Local Contacts for Information on Embrace FARM Activities or Media Interviews








































































































Director



Phone No


 

Connection



Other information



Brian Rohan



087-2343775



Laois + Nationwide



Founder



Dairy farmer



Norma Rohan



086-8381427



Limerick + Nationwide



Founder


 

Padraig Higgins



087-0995772



Offaly



Director



Farmer- lost son in farm accident



Angela Hogan



087-6387786



Tipperary



Director



Lost partner in farm accident



Peter Gohery



087-4183620



Galway



Director



survived a farm accident



Larry O'Loughlin



087-2562434



Laois



Director



Teagasc Regional Manager



Peter Byrne



086-2569790



Tipperary



Director



CEO Farm relief services



Seamus Banim



086-8362516



Dublin



Director



ABP Communications director



Pat Griffin



087-2362970



Meath & Tipperary



Director



HSA senior inspector



Aisling Meehan



085-7386615



Clare



Director



Agri Solicitor & Tax Consultant



Majella Philpott



087-9041951



Kerry & Cork



Volunteer



Secondary school teacher



Keith Morrison



00 44 7711425507



Northern Ireland



Supporter



CEO of HSENI



Catherine Collins



086 1701635



Meath, West Cork + Nationwide



Development Manager with Embrace FARM













































































































































































































 




































































































 

Director


 

Phone No


   

Connection


 

Other information


 

Brian Rohan


 

087-2343775


 

Laois + Nationwide


 

Founder


 

Dairy farmer


 

Norma Rohan


 

086-8381427


 

Limerick + Nationwide


 

Founder


 
 

Padraig Higgins


 

087-0995772


 

Offaly


 

Director


 

Farmer- lost son in farm accident


 

Angela Hogan


 

087-6387786


 

Tipperary


 

Director


 

Lost partner in farm accident


 

Peter Gohery


 

087-4183620


 

Galway


 

Director


 

survived a farm accident


 

Larry O'Loughlin


 

087-2562434


 

Laois


 

Director


 

Teagasc Regional Manager


 

Peter Byrne


 

086-2569790


 

Tipperary


 

Director


 

CEO Farm relief services


 

Seamus Banim


 

086-8362516


 

Dublin


 

Director


 

ABP Communications director


 

Pat Griffin


 

087-2362970


 

Meath & Tipperary


 

Director


 

HSA senior inspector


 

Aisling Meehan


 

085-7386615


 

Clare


 

Director


 

Agri Solicitor & Tax Consultant


 

Majella Philpott


 

087-9041951


 

Kerry & Cork


 

Volunteer


 

Secondary school teacher


 

Keith Morrison


 

00 44 7711425507


 

Northern Ireland


 

Supporter


 

CEO of HSENI


 

Catherine Collins


 

086 1701635


 

Meath, West Cork + Nationwide


 

Development Manager with Embrace FARM



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