Tocht na Máthar
The thought of her child getting hurt or injured
is something that every mother dreads as the happiness
of her child is at the core of her existence.
Wednesday @ 9.30pm
Tocht na Máthar
This insightful series examines how mothers cope when the worst happens to their children. The thought of her child getting hurt or injured is something that every mother dreads as the happiness of her child is at the core of her existence.
Family occasions of all kinds resonate with loss – not just for the past, but for what the future might have held.
Every story is unique but the common theme is the strength and resilience that Irish mothers display in the face of such adversity.
With moving first-hand accounts from mothers who have survived everything from losing a child to a rare form of cancer, having a child left paralysed due severe head trauma, murder and losing a child to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.
This series shows that there can be life after loss and hope from tragedy.
This project received funding from the Northern Ireland Irish Language Broadcast Fund.
Produced by Stirling Film & TV Productions
In Programme 4:
Patricia O’Byrne tells the inspiring story about how her young son Pádraig (23) was involved in a road accident in Cape Cod in June 2013 causing him to suffer severe brain trauma. Pádraig was in a coma for months but his family refused to give up on him and he gradually became responsive. His family then took him to Germany for treatment. Pádraig, although completely dependent and mostly confined to a specially adapted wheelchair, has defied medical expectations. His parents have since set up An Saol, a centre to provide therapy and rehabilitation for those with severe acquired brain injuries.