Search

17 Aug 2022

GALLERY: Darkness Into Light a huge success in Offaly

Beginning 4.15AM in towns and cities across the world, well in excess of 150,000 people walked from Darkness into Light in aid of Pieta House last weekend, including thousands in Co. Offaly.

Three official walks took place in Offaly in Banagher, Edenderry and Tullamore. In Tullamore alone, over 2,500 people came out at 4am to walk for Pieta House.

Darkness into light is a movement against the tide of suicide and self-harm that is growing in Ireland. "Darkness into Light Tullamore would especially thank all those who helped in the organising of the walk in any way and also would like to thank each and every person who walked with them last Saturday morning, every single memory you brought with you and all the hope shared make DIL what it is and give us the motivation to keep going and continue to grow this wonderful event in our community."

The first Darkness Into Light took place in 2009 with around 400 people taking part in Dublin, but it has spread beyond Ireland to all corners of the world. As well as being an important fundraiser for the suicide prevention charity, Pieta House says that the event has become global movement against suicide. All the funds raised will go towards Pieta House’s counselling services provided free to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide.

The photographs in the gallery above were taken at the successful Tullamore walk. 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via e-mail to justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie, or through our Facebook.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.