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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


Loughrea Fire Station

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Registration / t shirt collection: May 4th 6 to 8pm in Grace's Eurospar

Registration / t shirt collection will take place in The Temperance Hall on May 6th. Please note this will CLOSE at 3.45am.

Please join us in the Temperance Hall after the event for refreshments.

Pop into Loughrea Hotel and Spa after your Darkness Into Light Walk for a hearty breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 5am for just €8.95 per person. €1 from each sale will be donated to Pieta House. Book now to avoid disappointment.

McD's will host a coffee morning commencing at 5am. Please donate whatever you can for your tea / coffee. All proceeds from teas and coffees purchased until 6pm on May 6th will be donated to Pieta House.

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.
  • In the interest of health and safety, dogs MUST be on a short lead at ALL times. Please scoop the poop!

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Parking Info

Parking will be available in Main Street Carpark beside the Weavers, Barrack Street Carpark, McD's Carpark, Station Road Carpark as well as limited street parking. Please adhere to stewards at all times.
Please consider carpooling where possible.

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