WATCH: Monasterevin holds first Light up the Sky for angel babies

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WATCH: Monasterevin holds first Light up the Sky for angel babies

It was no doubt an emotional, but very special evening in Monasterevin on Saturday.

Monasterevin held their first Light up the Sky event to, to remember angel babies, at Riverside Park.

The event itself was set up three years ago, by Melissa Luttrell, after she miscarried a few years ago.

Deceased babies were remembered, as names were called out while lanterns and balloons were released into the sky.

The event took place nationwide, and organisers like Melissa are hoping it will keep growing in the coming years, and it will be held in at least one town in every county in Ireland.

A very poignant video was shared by one of the organisers, Claire Sheils on Facebook.

Claire thanked the people of Monasterevin for a “beautiful turnout” and is looking forward to a bigger event next year.

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