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Sport plays a key role in the community in relation to mental health & suicide prevention….

Sport plays a key role in the community in relation to mental health & suicide prevention….


Lived Lives: Youth Suicide in Ireland Exhibition


An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhar


Sports Organisations Mediated Visit ……Thursday October 12th 7-8.30pm.


Sports Organisations can have a key role to play in the community in relation to mental health and suicide prevention particularly among young people and a special session for people from Sports Organisations will be held on Thursday October 12th at 7pm. The session is open to coaches, trainers, managers and committee members.


Sports Organisations Mediated Visit: All mediated visits are organised as carefully as possible. The artist Dr. Seamus McGuinness will be there to guide people carefully through the exhibition followed by a conversation with the group once they have seen the exhibition. A bereavement support person will be present at the session. The duration of the session will be approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


TO BOOK: please email Donegal Sports Partnership


An important exhibition called Lived Lives on the subject of youth suicide in Ireland is being held at An Gailearaí, Industrial Estate, Gaoth Dobhar this October. The Official Opening of the exhibition will be held at 1.45pm on Friday October 6th and the exhibition will continue until Saturday 14th. Lived Lives at An Gailearaí is organised by Donegal County Council in partnership with the HSE, as part of the ‘Connecting for Life Donegal Suicide Prevention Action Plan’. It builds on the success of the Lived Lives exhibition held at Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny in November 2013 and Fort Dunree, Inishowen in October 2016.


A key element of the exhibition is a programme of mediated school and community visits. On the strength of the learning and feedback from groups who visited the exhibition in Letterkenny and Inishowen we are keen that schools and community groups in West Donegal have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in An Gailearaí.


Background to Lived Lost Lives: The Lived Lives art and research project was initiated in 2006 by Buncrana born artist and researcher Dr. Seamus McGuinness, and psychiatrist and clinical researcher Professor Kevin M. Malone, University College Dublin, author of the Suicide In Ireland Report ( Seamus and Kevin interviewed 104 families from 23 Irish counties, who responded to invitations via local newspaper advertisements to take part in the project. Following conversational interviews, belongings and stories associated with the suicide deceased were donated by over 46 of the families to the artist. The exhibition combines these Lived Lives archives (objects and images associated with the suicide-deceased) and two large-scale installations by Seamus McGuinness, ‘21g’ and the ‘Lost Portrait Gallery’. A number of short research films documenting the poignant views of the bereaved families are also included.


Donegal Sports Partnership “Promoting an Active Donegal”

Donegal Sports Partnership

Donegal Local Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee 

Office No. 7, First Floor Unit, River Front House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal F92 T68V, Ireland

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