Marlay Park - Venue reached max. capacity and is now closed /event-information/venues/marlay-park

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


The main carpark on Grange Road (please use the main gate only)

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Oops! Marlay Park has reached capacity. Why not register for Phoenix Park instead?

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.
  • Please walk, cycle or carpool as parking is limited near to the venue.
  • We will have music on stage from 3.30am and we will start on time at 4.15am sharp.
  • Dogs are welcome....on a short lead. Runners should arrive early in order to get a place up the front.

There will be some parking spots held for disabled drivers in Lidl. The route is wheelchair accessible but there are one or two unpaved sections. There are no steps along the route.

Thank you for your support and patience.

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Parking Info

Please see PDF map in the FAQ. Parking is permitted on Stonemason's Way, Grange Road, Ballinteer Avenue and Taylor's Lane along with all the car parks on the PDF map.

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