Darkness Into Light – Marlay Park 9th of May

The inaugural Darkness Into Light Marlay Park 5k walk/run, in aid of Pieta House, will take place at 4.15am on Saturday morning, 9th of May. Anyone who wishes to register for the event can do so here.

Darkness into Light is an annual and significant fundraising event for Pieta House, a charity that focuses on suicide intervention and prevention. Pieta House is a life-saver for thousands of Irish people.

The event already takes place in a number of venues around Dublin, incuding the Phoenix Park. But there was an opportunity to add another site to raise much-needed funds for Pieta House. Marlay Park is an excellent and popular addition catering for residents of south county Dublin.

The event commences at 4.15am on Saturday morning, May 9, and it is anticipated its duration not to exceed one-and-a-half hours. Between 2,000 and 3,000 participants are expected – mainly families and their friends who have had direct or indirect experience of suicide, or suicidal thoughts/ideation. 

It will be a poignant occasion – sad for many who have lost loved ones and celebratory for others who were victorious in their battle against suicide. 

The voluntary organising committee, which includes a Marley Grange resident, is mindful that the park is located in close proximity to the estate, and endeavours to keep noise and disruption to an absolute minimum, particularly because of the early morning start, on May 9. 

Gardai from Rathfarnham will be assisting with traffic management plan on May 9. Parking will not be permitted in any of the estates located along the Grange Road and there will be stewards located at the entrances to ensure that participants do not use them as car parking areas. The media are also being used to inform participants that they will not be permitted to park in Marley Grange. 

Due to the nature of the event we do not anticipate that noise will be an issue and they are doing everything they can to ensure that local residents are not inconvenienced. 

Check out www.pieta.ie for information on Pieta House and the amazing work it does.


Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light