Hosted by Jennifer Moran Stritch/Tracy Fahey/Sinead Dinneen


Nov. 11, 2015

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (GMT)


Hook and Ladder Cafe

Corbally Road






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About Jennifer Moran Stritch/Tracy Fahey/Sinead Dinneen


Jennifer Moran Stritch is the director of the Loss and Grief Research Group which is part of the Social Sciences ConneXions research collective at Limerick Institute of Technology.  With a background in social care and social work, she lectures in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at LIT and brings her expertise in therapeutic practice to this project. Death Café Limerick draws on her current PhD research, which examines how college students manage bereavement. Jennifer’s international practice in both Ireland and the US makes her a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on aspects of death education, grieving, and experiences of loss, resilience and recovery across the lifespan.


Dr. Tracy Fahey is director of fine art collective Gothicise. She runs the Department of Fine Art, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and the ACADEmy research centre at Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT. Her interest in Death Café Limerick is linked with her research into the area of fine art and medical Gothic. Her recent research on this has included articles in the Gothic Studies Journal (‘Blood Sugar: Gothic Bodies and Diabetes’) and the Media Culture Journal (‘A Taste for the Transgressive: Pushing Body Limits in Contemporary Performance Art’) and her forthcoming talk in Manchester Metropolitan University in October 2015 (‘What Lies Beneath: Unveiling Occluded Patient Narratives’.)


Sinead Dinneen is a visual artist and lecturer at Mary Immaculate College. Sinead works variously in video, print, sculpture and drawing. Her  remarkable and diverse body of work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, the most recent being includes her series “Whisper” which has been exhibited in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght, Limerick School of Art and Design, Mary Immaculate College and at the Ovacare conference, Cork. Informed by her practice as a visual artist and her experience of illness, Sinead has constructed participative art workshops which assist patients and carers to express complex and difficult ideas about loss, grief and death.


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