Kinvara /event-information/venues/kinvara

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


St Josephs National School, Kinvara,

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Early Bird local registration details will be posted over the coming weeks.

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Important Information

  • Due to the unprecedented level of support for Darkness Into Light this year, we have almost exhausted our supplies of T-shirts at venues across Ireland. We apologise to everyone who won't receive one in time for the walk, and if you have a T-shirt from previous years please feel free to wear it! We will be making provisions to have a 2017 T-shirt available for every registered participant as a keepsake should they wish to receive one after the event, and will post further details on this next week. Thank you all for your continued support. Our work could not continue without you and we are eternally grateful to see this movement grow and grow - even if it runs away from us a little bit sometimes!
  • 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.
  • Please join us at the National School after the walk for some light refreshments

Beautiful Kinvara is a picturesque seaside village situated in South County Galway. The village lies close to the Burren region and overlooks the glorious Galway Bay. Our Darkness into Light walk/run will take you through the village along the seafront, over quiet country roads and returning via the historic Dunguaire Castle. Our community in South Galway looks forward to walking/running together into the light.

The Route
The 5 kilometer circuit will commence at the Astro pitch at Kinvara National School. Runners and walkers veer leftcoming out of Kinvara National School and proceed down the main street. From there the runners and walkers will continue along the N67 in the direction of Dunguaire Castle. Runners and walkers will then turn onto R367(Ardrahan Road) on their right and from there proceed approx. 1 KM and turn left onto Green Road.They will then proceed to rejoin theN67 at the Green Road junction on the northeast of Dunguaire Castle. The participants will proceed back towards Kinvara village along the N67 until returning to the original starting point at the Astro pitch at Kinvara National School.

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Parking Info

Parking at the local GAA pitch and around streets of Kinvara. Car pooling encouraged. Walk if you live lose to the event.

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