16 Aug 2022

Bringing people from darkness into the light

Longford's third Darkness Into Light (DIL) 5K walk is on May 7

Bringing people from darkness into the light

Longford’s third Darkness Into Light (DIL) 5K walk takes place on the morning of Saturday, May 7 at 4.15am.

Darkness into Light is Pieta House’s key annual fundraising and awareness event, supported by Electric Ireland.

Longford DIL Walk organising committee member Lorraine Nash explained that the walk represents hope and solidarity. “It symbolises the work of Pieta House – bringing people from darkness into the light.”

Frances McCarrick and Noeleen Walshe, Longford DIL committe, attended the regional launch of Darkness into Light where Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House expressed her gratitude to the people of Longford for their support.

“Your courage, vision and generosity has helped Pieta House to bring hope to over 5,000 people every year. Together we are leading the way with Darkness Into Light now reaching communities from Longford to Abu Dhabi and many more across the world.”

In 2015, over 2,500 participated in the DIL Walk in Longford, Athlone and Mullingar and they raised over €69,000 for Pieta House.

Last year’s event attracted over 100,000 participants in over 80 locations across Ireland and abroad.

Pieta House is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. More than 20,000 people have come through the doors of Pieta House during the last decade, with over 5,000 of those seeking help in 2015.

Online registration and further details are available now on

For more information on Darkness Into Light in Longford and Westmeath contact Tom McEvoy from Pieta House on 087 2430700.

Tom attended the launch of the Longford DIL Walk in the shopping centre recently along with RTE’s Sinead Hussey. For more see Darkness Into Light Longford on Facebook.

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