Update: Pride of Tipperary Town launches inaugural Darkness Into Light event

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Tipperary Town uniting ahead of inaugural suicide awareness walk

Siobhan Nugent, Mattie McGrath TD and Catherine Fogarty were out in force recently encouraging the Tipperary Town community to get involved in Darkness Into Light.

A wave of excitement has hit Tipperary Town as the local community prepares for its inaugural Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event in aid of Pieta House.

Preparations are full steam ahead following its official launch by 2016 Pride of Tipperary Town Hazel Heffernan at Sean Treacy Park on Wednesday night (March 29).

Back: Margaret Russell, Sharon Ahearne, Bridget O'Dwyer. Front: Siobhan Nugent, Catherine Fogarty and Marie McGrath at the launch of Darkness Into Light Tipperary Town. 

The flagship fundraiser, which celebrates life and offers hope to those in distress, takes place on Saturday 6th May at 04:15am, with RTÉ Fair City star and Tipperary Town native Rachel Pilkington starting the walk/run.

RTÉ Fair City actress Rachel Pilkington.

The committee wish to thank Arravale Rovers for facilitating them, all those who turned up to the launch, and also to volunteers who bag packed last Saturday in Dunnes Stores in Tipperary Town, raising €796.52 for Pieta House.

The Tipperary Town route is as follows:

The walk will start off at Sean Treacy Park, taking a right and straight up the hill to the traffic lights.

Then left and towards Noel’s Butchers, veering left towards the Galbally Road.

Just before Computer Solutions walkers will take the left out the Galbally Road, taking the first left off the road before taking the first left again and in by Scalaheen.

Walkers will then take the left at the stop sign, following the road to the roundabout and taking the second exit down to the Bansha Road.

They will go under the bridge, eventually taking the left onto the Link Road and will follow the road past SuperValu.

At the end of the road the group will take the left and straight up over the railway, finishing back at Sean Treacy Park.

Register for the Tipperary Town Darkness Into Light walk right here.

Register for another Tipperary Darkness Into Light walk right here.