Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light

And oh how they sang.

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EARLY THIS MORNING, an estimated 120,000 people across Ireland and abroad turned out for the annual Darkness Into Light charity run.

And it was some spectacle.

The 5k run/walk raises funds for suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House – and all ages were up bright and early this morning

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Along with the runners, there were joyous groups of singers on hand to cheer them on at the start line and throughout.

Like this choir keeping spirits up in Limerick

And this class performance at the start line in Dublin’s Phoenix Park

There were nuns singing on the side of the road in Sligo

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And entertainment en route in Donegal Town

All in all, there were nearly 120 locations across the Irish diaspora world taking part as well as at home – from Perth to San Francisco. And across the board there was great support for the walkers and runners through song.

Like these guys belting out a tune in Waterford

And the Tipperary Gospel choir giving it their all

Look at the scenes at the start line in Mountmellick, Laois

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“There’s no place I’d rather be”

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Congratulations to everyone who turned out this morning

And to the choirs for keeping the spirits up so early <3

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Written by David Elkin and posted on

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