Darkness Into Light to be launched in Carrick

This year’s launch of Darkness Into Light 5km Run/Walk for Pieta House will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, on April 1, at 8 pm.

  The run/walk itself will take place at more than 100 locations throughout Ireland and beyond – including Tubbercurry, Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea, Roscommon town – on Saturday, May 7, at 4.15 am.

  These events have proven extremely popular in recent years: hundreds of thousands of people have participated, reflecting on those who have died through suicide and raising funds for the suicide and self-harm crisis centre.

  The founder of the event, Joan Freeman, will speak at the launch in Carrick, as will Michael Harding, an actor and author.

  Refreshments will be served on the night.

  A Darkness Into Light event was first held eight years ago, while Pieta House is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary.