We are so excited to share with you our collaboration with Féileacáin. Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) is a newly formed, not for profit organisation that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. The organisation was formed by a group of bereaved parents who supported each other after the death of their own babies and have now come together to formally offer support to other parents and families who find themselves in a similar situation.
Although the Irish word for butterfly is féileacán (pronounced fell-er-kun),dealan-dé is a more ancient term for these delightful creatures in old Irish. The word also refers to the brightness or lightning of the Gods. That the butterfly shares the same name as the fire of the Gods must somehow indicate great magnitude. In Irish folklore, it was believed that butterflies could readily pass through the veil between this world and the magical realm.