Record crowds are expected to take part in the yearly Darkness into Light walk this weekend. Last year, 130,000 people took part in the event, which raises money for a suicide prevention charity.
In 2016 Darkness into Light raised almost €3.5 million for Pieta House, which aims to "create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance." The group says just €1,000 allows it to provide support for someone in distress.
The main Dublin walks in Phoenix Park, Malahide and Marlay Park are already sold out and full to capacity. According to the Darkness into Light website, walks in Ringsend, Skerries, Maynooth, Naas and Navan still have room.
This is the ninth year of the walk, which will start at 4:15am this Saturday [May 6th] and finish as the sun rises over Dublin.
Darkness Into Light is Pieta House’s flagship annual fundraising and awareness event, which started in Phoenix Park in 2009 with about 400 participants.
If you're taking part in the Phoenix Park walk, Denny will be at the end handing out sausage sandwiches to people in need of an early breakfast as they cross the finish-line.