Darkness into Light 2018

Darkness into light Galway

Well it is nearly that time of year again where people all over the world do a 5km walk to support pieta house. We in Youthreach are very aware of all the help and support that pieta can offer in relation to just listening when people are having difficulties. The office in Galway city is on Merchants Road and it is on the second floor of Lismoyle House

Why do people do it.  Well lets look at the work that pieta house is involved in.

Preventing suicide & self-harm

Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Pieta House also operates the Suicide Bereavement Counselling centres that had previously been operated by Console. We provide free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide. We also offer a Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service.


Our flagship fundraiser, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, an event that is almost entirely organised by our amazing volunteers continues to go from strength to strength. This unique event takes place just as we’re coming into summer and our spirits are being lifted. Hundreds of thousands of people have woken in the small hours of the morning and taken part in Darkness Into Light to date, and each year it touches the lives of many more in venues across the world.

For more information on pieta house http://www.pieta.ie

For information on darkness into light