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New date fixed for Darkness into Light

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Darkness into Light will be taking place in October for the first time.

Eleven years ago, 400 people walked 5km in what was the inaugural Darkness into Light. Each year, the Pieta House fundraiser has grown in numbers, in 2019 more than 200,000 people took part in 200 locations in 16 counties across five continents.

Originally scheduled to take place on May 9th, the planned 2020 event was postponed on account of COVID-19 restrictions.

A new date has been set and will see walkers and runners hit the roads on October 3rd in 228 venues in 25 different countries. So far, more than 7,000 walkers have registered and over €341,000 has been raised for Pieta House.

Doolin, Ennis, Kilmihil, Miltown Malbay, Shannon and Sixmilebridge are all set to host their Darkness into Light events.

Visit Darkness into Light’s website to register.

Pieta House can be contacted via their 24/7 Suicide Helpline (Ireland only), call 1800 247 247 or text HELP 51444

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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