After all the work and preparation, it was marvellous to see 1176 walkers assemble for the Murroe Darkness into Light on Saturday morning. To open the event, the Glenstal School choir, joined by Nóirín Ní Riain and conducted by Fr Columba, who wrote music especially for the Murroe Pieta House walk, performed outside the hall. The Pieta House message was read by Geraldine O’Brien, a message which means so much to those who have been affected by suicide. The choir and walkers sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the hooter sounded and the walk commenced. Volunteers had put out lights along the route, which were greatly enhanced by arrays of lights put out by householders. At the end of the walk, people were treated to refreshments – all supplied by businesses and locals.
The Murroe Darkness into Light Committee want to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us. It would have been impossible to organise this without the 100+ locals who helped out, many of whom worked throughout the night to welcome the walkers. We received sponsorship and support from our locals businesses and clubs, Glenstal community gave unstinting support – what a welcome to have the community come out and greet the walkers. Looking forward to next year!