Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | September 9, 2018 0

This is the moment a crowd at Dublin’s Heuston railway station broke into song for World Suicide Prevention Day  – and it’ll bring a tear to your eye.

Train passengers at Heuston station were stopped in their tracks as an unexpected sight greeted them – dozens of people breaking into a heartening rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The soul stirring rendition was supported by beautiful piano and a guitar, and many joined in on the song.

The flash mob is understood to have been organised by the crisis centre Pieta House. It was organised to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.Needless to say, the song choice brought many people to tears. People of all ages participated in the sing along. It was estimated that 120 people were present.

Many people have often said “Wish you were here” at Heuston normally because trains were delayed so it was wonderful to find this flash mob helping to raise awareness of suicide for World Suicide Prevention day and the specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming provided by the Pieta House Charity.

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