Do you have the skills to turn Letterkenny’s Polestar Roundabout yellow for Darkness into Light 2023?
The Letterkenny Darkness into Light committee is hoping to illuminate the roundabout sculpture to shine like the sunrise on 6th May for suicide prevention.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of the Pieta fundraiser in Letterkenny, having started in 2009 in Dublin.
The Polestar roundabout is a key feature on the route of the Letterkenny walk/run, which attracts up to 1,000 people annually.
Due to budget constraints in Donegal County Council, a call has gone out to find a registered contractor with adequate insurances to temporarily change the colour of the roundabout lights for the event.
The Letterkenny MD roads section has no budget for the project, but has agreed to facilitate any qualified contractor that wants to erect the spotlights.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh raised the matter with the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District on Tuesday. He was told that extra spotlights and colour lenses would be required to turn the Polestar a brighter yellow.
In the past, Donegal County Council has given permission to groups to install additional temporary lighting at the Polestar. The local authority is similarly prepared to work with any group that can install the lighting this May.
Cllr Kavanagh has asked if there was anybody out there qualified and insured to do a job like this, and if they want to do it on a voluntary basis, that they would do it.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact this year’s Letterkenny Darkness Into Light Chairperson, Karen Quinn, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirteen Darkness Into Light walks will be held in Donegal this year.
Registration is now open for individuals and groups at: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/