Nenagh has been added to Cashel, Roscrea, Carrick on Suir and Ballina as a host town in Tipperary for the Darkness into Light walk 2016.
Darkness Into Light is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. Last year’s event attracted over 100,000 people in over 80 locations across Ireland and abroad. This year all participants will set out from Nenagh College @ 4.15 a.m on Saturday 7th.
Former CEO of Pieta House, Ms. Joan Freeman officially launched the 2016 walk in Nenagh College on Thursday 21st April. She congratulated all in the school community on the organisation of the event and was overwhelmed by the welcome she received from the staff and students. She outlined the wonderful work being done by Pieta House, an organisation that she founded following a personal tragedy a number of years ago. Ms. Freeman acknowledged the global growth of the organisation which began in The Phoenix Park, Dublin with a few walkers to an event which is held all over the world from Taiwan to San Francisco and Nenagh!!
Catherine O Keeffe, Chairperson of the Nenagh Committee outlined how delighted she was that the walk had come to Nenagh and particularly Nenagh College. The organisation was a wonderful example of the spirit of volunteerism in the school and in the wider community with a number of local sporting and other organisations, offering their services for the walk. She continued to talk about the wonderful experience her Amber Flag committee had in completing the walk in Ballina in 2015 and the experience of gaining the Amber Flag for the school in May. Everybody at Nenagh College is looking forward to hosting the event and well done to the people of Nenagh who are coming out and supporting the charity in huge numbers.
About Pieta House
Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded in Lucan, Co. Dublin in 2006, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required and the service is completely free of charge. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 20,000 people, with more than 5,000 of those seeking help in 2015. For further information, visit www.pieta.ie. #DIL2016
Online registration and further details are available now on www.darknessintolight.ie.
Please see Darkness Into Light Nenagh Facebook page for up to-date information. T Shirt pick up and registration will take place at 33 Mitchel Street on Friday 29th from 5-7 and Saturday 30th April from 10-2, also Wednesday and Thursday 4th and 5th May from 5-7. Please arrive on time and parking will be behind Nenagh College on the all-weather pitch, off St Josephs Park, buses can park in Tesco. Please no parking on Dromin Road.
Bring your torch and let us support those in need.