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Darkness Into Light Limerick 2010 was its inaugural launch for Pieta House



Darkness Into Light Limerick 2010 – Pictured at the inaugural launch of Pieta House Darkness Into Light in 2010 at the Limerick Strand Hotel with Maeve Mc Grath, Frances Healy, Kamal Ibrahim, Julie Anne Dineen, Nora Conway, Michelle Mc Mahon (seated) and Richard Lynch, Hollie O Donoghue, Shane Serrano and Karl Spain (Standing). Picture: Emma Mac

A look back at the first launch of Pieta House Darkness Into Light Limerick 2010

In 2010 Richard Lynch of organised the very first launch of Pieta House Darkness Into Light Limerick at the Limerick Strand Hotel and brought some very special Limerick faces together to help support and publicise the charity event.

Richard was joined at the shoot by Nora Conway, Manager of Pieta House Limerick and a group of very talented Limerick personalities – television host, actor and creative writer, Kamal Ibrahim, writer, director and actress Maeve McGrath, actress and comedianne Frances Healy, writer and presenter Michelle Mc Mahon, comedienne Karl Spain, singer Hollie O Donoghue, musician and filmmaker Shane Serrano and singer Julie Anne Dineen, who has sadly since passed away.

Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning fundraising event, which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. It is the main source of funding for the charity Pieta House.


About Pieta House

Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded in Lucan, Co. Dublin in 2006 by psychologist Joan Freeman. With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional, one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required and the service is completely free of charge. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 12,000 people, with almost 4,000 of those seeking help in 2013. Pieta House’s vision is to have a centre within 100 kilometres of everyone in Ireland.

Pieta House Midwest is based in Mungret, Limerick and can be contacted on 061 484444.

Info on Darkness Into Light Limerick 2014 can be found HERE.

For more info on Darkness Into Light go HERE 





Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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