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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


Chesterfield Avenue, The Phoenix Park

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Loud music will not be allowed - please use headphones.

Castleknock closed at 3:30amNo Right turn from Ashtown Gate after 3:30am

FARMLEIGH HOUSE: Lots of Parking & FREE Shuttle buses to the starting area

GATE CLOSURES: Chapelizod & Knockmaroon are closed to traffic Castleknock closed at 3:30am

FREE PARKING: Heuston Station & The National Museum at Collins Barracks FREE BUSES: Outside the Ashling Hotel

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.
  • Balloons and lanterns are not allowed in the park as they are dangerous to wildlife and zoo animals
  • Please allow time to get from your car to the starting area and please take note of where you parked your car
  • Dogs on a short leash throughout the event please

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Parking Info

Chesterfield Avenue, Dublin Zoo, Cricket Ground, Dog Pond & Farmleigh (There are free shuttle buses from Farmleigh to the starting area.)

Heuston Station car park & The National Museum at Collins Barracks
Shuttle buses provided by Dublin Bus will be transporting participants at regular intervals, beginning at 2am from outside the Ashling Hotel, directly to the starting area on Chesterfield Avenue.

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