Pieta House

Pieta House is a centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide. It was set up by Joan Freeman, who was a practicing psychologist, in Lucan in January 2006. Now, there are six further centres throughout Ireland in Ballyfermot, Mungret, Roscrea, Tuam, Bishopstown and Castleisland. There is also an outreach centre in Finglas.

Joan previously had a counselling business but closed it down to devote her time to helping people who were suicidal or self-harming. It rapidly became a well-respected and established service for those who were suffering with self-harm or suicidal feelings. Joan knew that suicide and self-harming were rarely discussed and that people had little knowledge on the matter. This was why she decided to set up Pieta House. A doctor’s referral is not necessary and the service is completely free of charge.

Pieta House currently has 170 members of staff and the need for the services has increased. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 14,000 people in its 8 years. In 2013 alone, over 4,000 people came through the doors of Pieta House. Majority of Pieta House’s income comes from fundraising events and volunteers and support from friends of Pieta House. Back in 2010, Richard Lynch from of ILoveLimerick.com organised the first launch of Pieta House Darkness into Light Limerick, which begins in darkness around 4am where people walk or run a 5KM route as the sun is rising.

Pieta House recently started a campaign called Mind Our Men, asking the women and men in Ireland to look out for the men in their lives to help reduce the rate of male suicide in Ireland.

Visit www.pieta.ie for more information on Pieta House. Pieta House Midwest is based in Mungret, Limerick and can be contacted on 061 484444.



Caseys Londis & Go Gym Limerick Cycle for Joy cycleathon in aid of Pieta House


PHOTO & VIDEO – Darkness into Light Limerick 2018 raises vital funds for Pieta House


PHOTOS Limerick community gathers for Pieta House Darkness Into Light launch 2018


Get on your bike for Pieta House and the Pieta 100 cycle 2017


UL students KBS Charity Ball raises funds for Pieta House and Temple Street Children’s University HospitalBy


Limerick Standing Up Fundraiser In Aid of Pieta House


Pieta House Ladies Night Fashion Extravaganza takes place Nov 10


UL Hospitals Group Pieta House Fundraiser is a success!


Pieta House Christmas message to the public


Library Bar host Tribal Komedy Pieta House fundraiser


UL Hospitals Pieta House 5k Fundraiser a Huge Success


Barry Kennedy Pieta House Fundraiser in honour of Seamus O Reilly


Pieta House Limerick Darkness into Light 2016 Launch


Limerick students Walk and Talk for Pieta House


Pieta House Christmas message to the public


More than 100,000 people in 80 locations across 3 continents expected in Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light


More than 100,000 people in 80 locations across 3 continents expected in Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light


More than 100,000 people in 80 locations across 3 continents expected in Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light


Limerick Gospel Choir to sing A feast of Christmas Songs and Carols in aid of Pieta House


Brocon gaming convention raises huge funds for Pieta House


More than 100,000 people in 80 locations across 3 continents expected in Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light


Limerick launch Pieta House Darkness into Light 2015


More than 100000 people around the world take part in annual darkness into Light


Less than two weeks left to register for Darkness into Light


Blowdrys at Bellissimo for Pieta House


Pieta House Open Day


Pieta House Darkness into Light 2014


Pieta House Darkness into Light


Limerick launch Pieta House Darkness into Light 2014


Pieta House Darkness into Light is now international


Mind Our Limerick Men


Pieta House Launch of Darkness into Light 2013


Love Hate stars launch Pieta House Nationwide Darkness into Light event


LIT -Limerick Institute of Technology Fashion Show in aid of Pieta House – 2


Pieta House Charity Cycle


Pieta House Limerick Opening


Pieta House Suicide Self Harm Crisis Centre


Moe Dunford launched Darkness into Light


Take on Carrauntoohill & Ben Nevis in aid of Pieta House


Pieta House Darkness into Light is now international


LIT -Limerick Institute of Technology Fashion Show in aid of Pieta House – 1


LIT Fashion Show in aid of Pieta

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