KILLARNEY kept a light shining in the darkness this morning in memory of a popular local teenager whose memory lives on over 13 years after his tragic passing.
Nathan’s Walk – the annual Darkness into Light event in memory of Nathan O’Carroll from Ross Road – attracted a big crowd who strolled out in their own bubbles and in strict adherence to social distancing requirements.
The fundraisers generated donations for Pieta House and it will give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm.
Nathan was just 14 years of age when he died on December 16, 2007 but his memory has been kept alive every year by several hundred people who turn out to support the fundraiser.
Every year, since 2011, hundreds of people set off in darkness through Killarney National Park but this year they were urged to join in the event by creating their own Darkness into Light challenge, whether it was walking, swimming, skydiving, running or cycling.
Those that participated and too their own snapshots can share them on @nathanswalkdarknessintolight on Instagram or send them by WhatsApp to 087-9001135.