Front row, from l:) Aurellia Glynn Mackin, Marie Peelo, ; Trish Coogan. Back from l: Tim Kiely, John Keane, Kathryn Hutchinson Kieran O'Brien
The popularity of the annual Darkness Into Light (DIL) walk in Kilkenny City was reflected in the €64,000 raised from it this year.
The money will be used locally to help people who are experiencing difficulty in their lives, are in danger of self-harm or feeling suicidal.
Pieta House South East is located at Waterside in Waterford city and many families and individuals from Kilkenny use it and avail of its services.
Chairwoman of DIL Kilkenny, Aurellia Glynn Mackin said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of the people.
“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,” she said.