THE founder of the Dundalk Darkness into Light walk Sean Kelly has said it was “fantastic” that 2,000 people turned out for this year’s event.
In Dundalk the event began and finished at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) campus on Saturday, May 7.
“It was the first in-person walk since 2019 and began at 4.15am. There were a lot of other venues running walks too so we did very well to get such a good turn out,” said the Dundalk Fianna Fail Councillor.
Originally from O’Hanlon Park but currently living in Ard Easmuinn, Sean said he would like to extend “a massive thank you” to the people of Dundalk.
“I’d also like to thank the sponsors for helping to make this possible. We had a minute’s silence before setting off from DkIT,” said Sean.
“It was a very special moment. We also did a silent kilometre for the last kilometre of the walk. People were encouraged to think about and reflect on why they were participating.
“I set up the committee to do the first Darkness into Light walk in Dundalk in 2017. There is no ‘i’ in team. Everyone played their part.”