Thousands across Ireland walk from Darkness Into Light
THOUSANDS of people across Ireland have taken part in Darkness Into Light to support the global fight against suicide and self-harm.
The series of fundraising walks in aid of Pieta House started at 4.15am.
It is a decade since the first Darkness Into Light walk saw 400 people gather in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.
This year it was estimated that in the region of 200,000 people took part in 19 countries on five continents.
Events took place in villages, towns and cities including Portrush, Lisnaskea, Crossmaglen and Cookstown.
Charity partners to benefit include Foyle Search and Rescue in Derry, Coleraine Samaritans and Suicide Awareness and Support Group in Hannahstown.
Pieta House has 12 centres across Ireland and says it has helped 40,000 people since its doors opened 13 years ago.
Since Darkness Into Light began, the walk has helped raise more than £17 million.