Ennis Darkness into Light event launch tonight

Ennis Darkness into Light event launch tonight


Darkness into Light (Ennis) will be launched this evening at the Sonas Centre on Chapel Lane in Ennis.

Darkness into Light began in Ennis in 2011 with just over 500 participating. The event has grown over the years to almost 4,000 participants. It will take place at 4.15am on Saturday May 11th.

On May 11th almost 250,00 people in over 200 venues across 19 countries and five continents will walk from Darkness into light.

Darkness into Light is the main fundraising event for Pieta House, Pieta House provide free Suicide Bereavement Counselling, intervention therapy and have introduced a Resilience Academy in 2018 where we work with secondary schools – over 3,000 second level students this past year.

Pieta House over the last 13 years has supported over 40,000 people and has has heard the painful truths of so many.

Pieta House has an outreach centre here in Ennis where we have been providing Suicide Bereavement Counselling for the past two years. we are planning on introducing more services to Ennis shortly.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will begin at 7.30pm.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.