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From 400 people at the first Darkness Into Light in 2009 to 130,000 people last year, DIL has become a movement in more ways than one across Ireland and all over the world. We would love you to join us this May!


Saturday, 6th of May 2017

Start time

4:15 AM


Ballina GAA Club

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Join us in Brian Boru country, as Darkness into Light Killaloe Ballina 5km walk/run is held for the third time, in aid of Pieta House. Ballina GAA Grounds, in Tipperary is the kick-off point as you walk through our twin towns, which are filled with rich heritage and enchanting scenery. We will be crossing the beautiful River Shannon into Killaloe, Co. Clare and returning over the same bridge as the dawn breaks and candle light lights your way. Remember to come along early, dress warmly and join us before 3.45am. Refreshments will be ready on your return as we welcome you home.

Important Information

  • You must register online by April 27th to receive a T-shirt, and you must bring proof of registration (either printed or on your phone).
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time. Please allow time for parking.
  • Each participant must have a torch for health and safety reasons.
  • There will be no storage for personal items during the event, so please come ready to walk/run.
  • Please respect traffic wardens and event signage, and follow instructions on arrival. Help us keep our venues clean and place any litter in bins provided.

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Parking Info

O'Donovan's Ballina
McKeogh's Foodstore & Hardware Ballina
Ballina Riverside Carpark (adjacent to the outdoor pool)
Between the Waters (on the bridge near Killaloe Library)
Supervalu Killaloe
Smith O'Brien's GAA Killaloe

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