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Maynooth kicks off Darkness Into Light

Maynooth kicks off Darkness Into Light

Fundraising and awareness event Tues. 28 Mar. 2017

7PM at the Glen Royal Hotel

Volunteers, supporters and local organisers will gather at the Glen Royal Hotel in Maynooth on Tuesday, March 28th at 7PM to launch the community’s third annual Darkness into Light event.

Last year, an estimated 4,000 people participated in the second Maynooth event, which raised €60,000 for Pieta House, a suicide and self-harm crisis centre.

Taking place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, Darkness Into Light is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am, when thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. This year more than 100 venues across Ireland and beyond will participate. In addition to raising much-needed funds, Darkness Into Light is also about awareness, solidarity and local communities.

Speaking at the launch will be: Maynooth Committee Chairwoman Elaine Bean; Maynooth University Deputy President and Vice-President, Academic Aidan Mulkeen; Orla Fitzsimons, a Kilcock native who was a member of Ireland's 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup squad; and Aishling McNeill, Maynooth University student and president of the University’s Mental Health Society.


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