Darkness into Light is a unique event which begins at 4am on Saturday 11th May when thousands of people will gather in darkness at 20 locations around Ireland and walk or run the 5K route as dawn is breaking.
Darkness into Light represents hope and solidarity and is symbolic of the work being done to bring people from darkness back into light. Pieta House want to make 2013 the year that they halt the rise of suicide in Ireland and founder and CEO Joan Freeman says that they are pulling out all the stops to make that happen.
Pieta House will open 4 new Crisis Centres this year in counties Cork, Galway, Tipperary and Kerry and will be launching a major new nationwide campaign in the coming weeks aimed at reducing the rate of young male suicides.
Because of our involvement with young people in the town of Enniscorthy and in particular with young males both Shamrocks and Rapparees/Starlights GAA Clubs were more than willing when approached by Pieta to join forces and put their backs behind this wonderful endeavour and do their utmost to make it a resounding success.
Almost all GAA clubs in the county have been touched by suicide and anything that we can do to impede the increase of this most tragic malady will be worth it.