Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event took place in the early hours of this morning.
The event took place in over 150 venues on 4 continents, and this morning in Phoenix Park – more than 10,000 people turned out in support of Pieta House.
The founder of Pieta House has said that around 150,000 people took part in the annual event across Ireland overnight.
Incredible: 10,000 people turned up at Phoenix Park for the symbolic event | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Family affair: Walkers Elaine Galvin, Bridget Galvin and Shannon Galvin were in high spirits with their dog Bailey | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
The 5km walk promotes suicide prevention, and hopes to tackle the stigma that leads people to the Pieta House centres.
The symbolic event was supported by Electric Ireland, and got underway at 4.15am on Saturday morning.
Brisbane, Hong Kong, Quebec and Reykjavik were among the international venues hosting the dawn walk this year, and at home, over 30 venues came on board to host the event for the first time.
For more information about Darkness Into Light, and Pieta House, check out www.pieta.ie.