• Mammy I don't Want to Die by Roseann Brennan

Roseann and Christopher Brennan’s lives were shattered when their beloved son, Jake, was mowed down by a car on a quiet estate in Kilkenny.


The young mother describes the indescribable as her fatally injured 6-year-old lay in her arms pleading: “Mammy, I Don’t Want to Die.’’


In her searingly candid story, Roseann tells of her descent into chronic depression, being admitted to a psychiatric ward and the collapse of her marriage. She also speaks about self-harming and how her despair culminated in a suicide attempt that she was lucky to survive.

Yet even during her darkest days, Roseann was determined to fight for justice and to turn her terrible loss into a legacy for her firstborn child.

This is a story of an indomitable mother, crazed with loss, but fighting for her life, her marriage, her children and for Jake’s Legacy.

“I’ve no doubt that her efforts and this book will help save young lives.”

Ray D’Arcy, RTE TV and radio presenter.

 “Her story is heartbreakingly sad and uncompromisingly honest… inspirational…”

Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Sinn Fein Leader.


“Heartbreaking, gripping, inspiring…”

Andrew McGuinness, Councillor and Mayor of Kilkenny 2014/15

 “Her story is one everyone should read.’’

Eimear Ní Bhraonáin, presenter on KCLR (Kilkenny & Carlow Local Radio.)

 “Truly heartbreaking and harrowing… written from the heart… I cried from start to finish...”

Donna Price, Founder & Chairperson, Irish Road Victims’ Association, www.irva.ie

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Mammy I don't Want to Die by Roseann Brennan

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