Don't forget to register and play your part in the worldwide movement.

Thousands of people across Donegal are expected to wake up and walk in the tenth annual Darkness Into Light for Pieta House this Saturday morning.

The fundraising and awareness event will take place in 10 locations in Co. Donegal this year. The 5km walk begins at 4.15am on Saturday 12th May and ends with the sunrise.

If you are thinking about registering at the last minute, it’s important to note that you cannot sign up at the venue. Darkness into Light is online registration only this year – visit to register up until May 12th.

Local committees are hoping to see as many people as possible walking to show their support for Pieta House North West.

This week, Letterkenny DIL co-ordinator Christy Galligan shared his personal story this week to highlight the vital need for mental health services in Donegal. Read his blog here:

It’s not too late to register for tomorrow morning. The cost is €25 per adult and €5 per child aged 6-17. You can do it as an individual or create a team. Participants are encouraged to get sponsored for their walk, and use their participation to share the light and help promote suicide prevention and to tackle the stigma.

Participation in Darkness Into Light, supported by Electric Ireland, raises awareness of self-harm and suicide, but it’s the fundraising efforts that will enable Pieta House to provide this life-saving support to people in need.

Well over 400 people have passed through Pieta House in Letterkenny since it opened its doors in 2017. The money raised through DIL helps to keep Pieta House’s life-saving counselling services free.


If you need to talk to someone, contact Pieta House by phoning Freecall 1800 247 247. Or if you can simply text HELP to 51444. 

Visit: Pieta House North West

3rd Floor, Grand Central Building
Canal Road, Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Phone: 074-9126594
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm