A Kilkenny teenager who wrote a song as a tribute to his mother who lost her husband and son to suicide recorded the single at a top studio in Dublin today.
Alan Hayes and his mother Angela captured the hearts of the nation when they spoke out about the pain of suicide and shared the experience of losing two family members to suicide.
The youngster, who is a fifth year student at St Kieran’s College described the recording at the Windmill Lane Studio as ‘brilliant’.
Alan’s father Tommy died in 2002 and his 19-year-old brother Thomas took his life in 2011. The Hayes family hope that by telling their story more people will feel able to speak up about mental illness.
Proceeds from the single, Survivor will be able to buy on Itunes and all proceeds will be donated to charity.