Phoenix Park /event-information/venues/phoenix-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


Chesterfield Avenue, The Phoenix Park

Hurry! Early Bird Pricing Ends March 31st

Loud music will not be allowed - please use headphones.

The Castleknock entrance will be CLOSED at 3:45am sharp. All traffic will be diverted to Collins Barracks Carpark at the National Museum of Ireland where there are free parking & shuttle busses.

There are free shuttle buses from the car park at Farmleigh to the starting area, and returning after the event

The gates at Chapelizod & Knockmaroon will be closed to traffic. Ashtown Gate, Cabra Gate & Parkgate Street will be open to traffic

Free parking in Heuston Station & free Busses to starting area from outside the Ashling Hotel

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

Please go to our Facebook page for information on where to collect your T-Shirt!

Do you have any questions about the event? Visit FAQs

Parking Info

Free parking at Heuston Station car park.
Shuttle buses provided by Dublin Bus will be transporting participants at regular intervals, beginning at 2am from outside Westbrook Motors on Parkgate Street (beside the Ashling Hotel) directly to the starting area on Chesterfield Avenue.

Parking within the Phoenix Park will be at:
The Zoo Car park, the Dog Pond, Farmleigh, The Cricket Ground and Chesterfield Avenue.

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