Murroe Darkness into Light 4:15 AM 12th May 2018

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The Murroe Darkness into Light committee are busy in the run up to the Pieta House walk on 12th May.

You must register before 4th May on to be guaranteed that your t-shirt will arrive on time.

This year, there will be no money collected on the night – you must register on line.

The walk starts at 4.15am at the Muintir na Tíre Hall in Murroe, goes past The Monument and the primary school, in the back gate of Glenstal, through the grounds to the village.

Before the walk starts, Glenstal School Choir will entertain the crowd, so if you are walking, plan to be there before 4am.

Refreshments will be provided at the hall directly after the walk.

We ask that participants car pool as much as possible.  Stewards will be directing traffic, so please follow their instructions.

The road from the Five Roads-Glenstal Abbey-Muintir na Tíre hall will be closed from 3-5am, except for local traffic.

The route from the Monument to the back gate of Glenstal will be very restricted from 4.15-5am, with diversions in place.

Local information will be posted on the Murroe Darkness into Light facebook page as we get closer to the date – it is advisable to check this close to the event.

If anyone can do some baking to help feed the crowd, please contact Ita Richardson or Tony Breen.

Murroe Website EditorMurroe Darkness into Light 4:15 AM 12th May 2018
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Message of Thanks from the DiL Murroe Committee

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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!
Murroe Website EditorMessage of Thanks from the DiL Murroe Committee
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