Join Darkness Into Light in Kilkenny on Saturday, May 6

Join Darkness Into Light in Kilkenny on Saturday, May 6
Sean Keane

Walk or run for Pieta House on Saturday, May 6 in Kilkenny as part of Darkness into Light.

Join the global movement against suicide which helps many local families touched by tragedy.

Now in its ninth year, Darkness Into Light (DIL) – supported by Electric Ireland – will start on Saturday, May 6 at 4.15am at James Stephens' Military Barracks in the city.

Support the great work bring done by Pieta House while walking or running the 5km route.

DIL is changing the perception of suicide, self-harm and mental health.

The walk brings families of bereaved by suicide together and also lets anyone at risk of suicide know there is support.

Despite such a sombre cause the event itself is hopeful, uplifting and inspiring.

Kilkenny will host its fourth event and last year 5,000 participants joined to share the message of hope.

James Stephens Barracks play a vital role in hosting DIL. This year Captain. Alan Rockett is enthusiastic about providing a well run event while the OPW have kindly agreed to Light up Kilkenny Castle yellow for DIL. The Kilkenny Gospel Choir will provide the dawn chorus. This years 5km route incorporates the new bridge.

Warren McCreery Auctioneers will have a pop up shop in No. 8 Market Cross shopping Centre (formerly Kosmos Acupuncture).

So for this year, do come in and register in person and/or collect your T Shirt on the below dates from 11am - 5.30pm; Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; Thursday, April 27; Friday, April 28; Saturday, April 28; Thursday, may 4 and Friday, May 5 (closing 5pm)

Children up to the age of 12 go free but must register. If they want a T Shirt it will cost E3.50. Adults(18+) cost E25, Seniors/students & Unemployed cost E15.

DIL supported by Electric Ireland, takes place Sat May 6th. To Register visit