HOPE invites all to their official launch
By Mary Dennehy
AN OPEN invitation has been extended to all to attend the official launch of the HOPE suicide prevention drop-in centre tonight Thursday, November 5, in The Maldron Hotel, in Tallaght.
Opened in June 2013 by Tallaght mother Mary McLoughlin, who is the current Tallaght Person of the Year, HOPE offers support, counselling and a cup of tea to anybody feeling depressed, anxious or suicidal through a weekly drop-in centre – which runs every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm in Trustus House on Main Road, Tallaght.
Mary told The Echo: “The launch is being held as a celebration to mark the opening of HOPE and that it’s going from strength to strength.
“I also wanted to raise awareness of the centre and what it does and also to let as many people know that we are here.”
The launch in the Maldron, which starts at 8pm, is free and residents are encouraged to come along for some finger food, entertainment, information and to celebrate the opening and continuation of HOPE drop-in centre.
HOPE, which offers free professional counselling, will be officially launched by Labour Party councillor Mick Duff tonight (Thursday) at 8pm. Cllr Duff was invited to launch the centre as he helped to secure the centre’s home in Trustus House.
Anybody with further queries on the launch or HOPE (Hold On Pain Eases) can call Mary McLoughlin on