Since the group was founded in April, the women have created 86 tiny gowns for families in need, and the outfits have been gifted to families through Limerick-based group Knitting for Premature Babies, for children to be christened in.
Shannon Angels also supports Féileacáin, providing tiny dresses for children who tragically were stillborn, or passed away soon after birth.
Co-founder of Shannon Angels Alice Myers said making the dresses is an emotional experience for the group, particularly for those who have lost children.
“It’s something we’re really proud of, being able to help parents in what is their darkest hour is special. I’ve lost a child myself so I know how difficult it is.
“Often parents of premature babies have to go somewhere like Smyths to find clothes to fit a tiny baby, and take them from a doll. Four other members of the group have also lost babies, so it is an emotional …