Photographs of the Poster Launch night

Photographs of the Poster Launch night with the parents of Donal Walsh, namely Finnbar and Alma Walsh from Tralee Co Kerry who launched our poster campaign on Monday the 2nd of December 2013. 32 different Organisations were represented at the launch which was fully supported by the GAA, IFA , Teagasc, Community Alert, IRFU and IFA.

Launch of GELS Poster in Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe.

4th Row; Pat Finn Aughrim, , John Mc Devitt Ballinasloe 3rd Row; Garda Aiden Lonergan Ballinasloe,Supt Gerry Roche Ballinasloe, Frank Hunt Ballinasloe, Garda John Scully Ballinasloe.
2nd Row;Fr Declan Mc INernry Ballinasloe,Elma Walsh Kerry, Arthur Carr Eyrecourt, Finbarr Walsh Kerry, Brian Derrane Ballinasloe, Cllr Michael Breathnach Ballinasloe.
Front Row Donna O Donnohue Ballinasloe & Maura Canning IFA. Pic Gerry Stronge

 

A crowd of 300 people attended the event and the Walsh’s gave a video presentation of their son Donal who made an impassioned plea for people to be positive about life and not to consider taking their own lives. Fr Declan McInerney and Reverend George Flynn lit candles and gave a blessing in a light of hope memorial for those lost through Suicide and for Donal Walsh and his parents. GELS made a presentation to Alma and Fionnbar Walsh and thanked them for their work in the heightening of awareness and prevention of Suicide.

Launch of GELS Poster in Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe.

Arthur Carr,GELS, Elma Walsh, Kerry, Supt Gerry Roche Ballinasloe, Finbar Walsh Kerry,
Front Row; Margaret Healy IFA, Padraig Divilly IFA Maura Canning IFA. Pic Gerry Stronge.