Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light event is set to take place tomorrow morning at sunrise.
The event will see people across Ireland come together to fundraise and raise awareness of suicide and self-harm, although the usual organised gatherings will not take place in 2021 due to Covid-19.
People are invited to take place from a location of their choice and support the cause by donating, or by signing up for a sunrise fundraising challenge – be it a walk, swim, bike or hike.
Ahead of this year’s event, here are the top 10 spots around the island from which to watch the sunrise.
1. Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin
Poolbeg Lighthouse. Photo: @gabrieluizramos.
2. Ballydowane Bay, Waterford
Ballydowane Bay. Photo: @gottapics.
3. Howth Summit, Dublin
Howth Summit. Photo: @aluengo91.
4. Curracloe Beach, Wexford
Curracloe Beach. Photo: @jamesbutterly.
5. Hellfire Club viewing point, Dublin
This ruined building at the summit of Mountpelier was originally built as a hunting lodge but its association with the Irish Hellfire Club has given it a sinister reputation. Photo: Joe King Commons Wikimedia.
6. Inch Beach, Cork
Inch Beach. Photo: Melissa O’Neill @newbeginning1.
7. Old Head Beach, Mayo
Old Head Beach. Photo: @kmitchhodge.
8. Salthill, Galway
Salthill, Galway. Photo: @opticonor.
9. Lahinch, Clare
Lahinch, Clare. Photo: @pj_k.
10. Devil’s Bit, Tipperary
Devil’s Bit, Tipperary. Photo: @ingodoerrie.