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Saturday 18 August 2018

Dromore West becomes fourth Sligo venue for Darkness Into Light event

Dromore West will this year host Pieta House's Darkness Into Light for the first time.

It becomes the fourth venue in the county to host the event, with Ballymote, Banada and Sligo town also hosting events.

The Pieta House, Centre for the Prevention of Self-harm or Suicide will be holding it's 10th Darkness into Light charity 5k walk on 12th May at 4.15 AM. This is Pieta House's flagship annual fundraising and awareness event.

Since the event started in 2009, in Dublin's Phoenix Park, with approximately 400 participants, Darkness Into Light has become a worldwide movement, doubling in size over the past 10 years.

In 2017, over 180,000 got out of bed at 4.15 am to share the light and help promote suicide prevention and to tackle the stigma that leads people to the doors of Pieta House centres across the country.

This year there are 187 venues hosting this walk, and Dromore West is 1 of 4 venues from County Sligo and is one of the 35 new venues for this year.

Darkness Into Light Dromore West will be starting from Dromore West Community Centre and participants are asked to gather at 3.45am.

Registration is now open online and anyone wishing to take part in Darkness Into Light Dromore West, can register by visiting www.dil.pieta.ie - alternatively you call into The Still Bar, Dromore West from 4pm on weekdays and 12pm Saturday and Sunday, where someone will be on hand to register you for the walk.

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