Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh South Armagh

Invite To All To Share One Sunrise Together On May 6th Saturday

‘Darkness Into Light’ Saturday 6th May Derramore Forest Park 4.15am 

Invite To All To Share One Sunrise Together On May 6th Saturday 

The Bessbrook/Camlough  annual ‘Darkness into Light’ Walk takes place on Saturday 6th May in Derramore Forest Park. The event will commence at 4.15am. 

This Walk part of a series of similar events  which take place all over Ireland helps to bring more awareness to mental health, fight suicide and also remember loved ones lost to suicide. 

Craobh Rua Camlocha Hurling Club, Derramore Mens Shed and the Camlough Community Association the main organising groups involved with organising  the ‘Darkness Into Light’ Walk, joined representatives from Darkness into Light and PIPs Hope & Support to launch the event and to issue an invitation to all to attend.  

Special guests for the launch was local Crufts dog show award recipient Kerry Blue Terrier, Beclau Blue Zeus and his proud owner Ruth Loy. 

Jody Crilly Health and Well Being Officer with Craobh Rua Hurling Club speaking at the launch said, 

“This will be a family friendly, safe event and we invite all to attend to ‘share one sunrise together’. Our Club is very proud to be once again involved in the organising of this event along with the Camlough Community Association. 

We appreciate the support of the  National Trust staff and ‘The Friends of Derrymore”  and we  urge anyone participating on this walk to respect the environment and the location.

The message I and all of us involved with this event want to get out is that there is help and support out there. There are great organisations and people in the community who can and do help.”

PIPs Hope & Support are a Charity Partner of Pieta House and will be receiving 50% of what this event raises.

Seamus McCabe, Chief Executive of PIPS Hope and Support reflecting on this years Darkness into Light said, 

“We are immensely proud to be selected along with Pieta House as the beneficiaries of this event and would like to express our grateful thanks and appreciation to Bessbrook and Camlough Darkness Into Light Committee the Camlough Community Association, Derramore Mens Shed  and I would like to give a special word of thanks to Craobh Rua Camlocha Hurling club. 

Unfortunately, many people in our community have been by touched by suicide, but this very special event undoubtedly touches everyone who takes part, harnessing the power of coming together and bringing hope to those most in need. It is a great initiative to raise awareness and to recognise the pain suffered by victims and their families, whilst also raising much-needed funds for two charities – who help many vulnerable and bereaved families every year. Again thank you to everyone involved and taking part in this event and for their ongoing support”

Raymond Flynn local Darkness into Light Coordinator extending an invite to all to attend the early morning Walk said,

 “Suicide Prevention  services  are in demand more than ever and they need the public’s support.This annual Walk will raise funds for not only Pieta House but also for P.I.P.S Hope and Support. Those taking part can  register at WWW.DARKNESSINTOLIGHT.IE or make a donation on the morning. 

Together, we can build a brighter future and give hope to all who have been impacted by suicide and self-harm here locally, throughout Ireland and across the globe”.

Craobh Rua Public Relations Coiste member Ciaran Lewis has urged all those attending to follow the stewards instructions.

“There will be ample parking along the Derramore Road and in the St Peter’s Cloughreagh  primary school vicinity. Any cars who wish to park 

The Walk will start up at Derramore House so we ask everyone to try their best to be there for 4.15am. Please follow the Stewards instructions. First Aid Officers will be on hand”.

By taking part in  Darkness Into Light participants will unite in every corner of Ireland to help shine a light on suicide and self-harm while raising vital funds for Pieta’s and PIPs lifesaving support and services.

Donations can be made to the event through the direct payment address below 

Or by Donation on the morning of the Event 


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