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Topic-icon Darkness into Light - Walk in aid of Pieta House

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8 years 6 months ago #6314

Hi everyone,

I don't know if any of you have heard of the Darkness into Light walk or even Pieta House so I'll give ye a quick run down.

Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm prevention charity. It is based in Dublin but they are opening centres around the country and are hoping to open a centre in Galway this year. If any of you watched the Secret Millionaire on RTE last year, they were featured in one of the first programs.

Darkness into Light is one of their annual fundraising events. This year it's happening in 14 locations around the country and one of the locations in Galway (route hasn't been finalised but it's probably the prom). It's a 5k walk/run, not a race and it starts at 4am in the morning and finishes as the sun comes up (I know, I know, going for a walk at 4am sounds nuts but it's a really lovely event). It's on the 12th of May and you can find more details at

I am not an organiser of the walk but since the Connacht Rugby community has recently been touched by suicide, I thought it would be great to have a bunch of Connacht Rugby supporters take part. Everyone wears a Pieta House tshirt but we could all wear our Supporter Club scarves. I'm also hoping that we could convince some of the players to take part but I'm waiting on confirmation from Pieta that it's ok for me to broach the idea with them.

I hope some of ye will join us for the walk. If this one doesn't suit, there's also the Console one of the 15th of April that John Muldoon is taking part in.

Oh and dogs, kids and buggies are all welcome at the walk!


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