The Children’s Grief Centre founder and director, Sr. Helen Culhane was named Limerick Person of the Year 2017.

Sr. Helen received the top honour for her dedication and commitment to providing children and young people with a place and space where they are given the opportunity to examine feelings associated with loss and learn they are not alone.

We are all delighted Helen has received this huge recognition of her years of dedication working in child advocacy.

You can watch Helen receiving the Limerick Person of the Year Award 2017 below:


Helen Culhane was overwhelmed to be voted Limerick Person of the Year for 2017. As a deeply proud Limerick person, she saw this award not as a personal vindication of her work but as recognition of the impact that all those who have contributed to the centre, have made in such a relatively short period of time.