Huge crowds turned out at UCC and Ballyvolane in Cork city and in dozens of towns and villages throughout the county in a show of solidarity as part of Darkness Into Light 2018.
Henry Cremin is among the organisers of this event and said that the community spirit on show is incredibly strong.
Huge crowds also turned out in Cobh, Glanmire, Ballincollig, Carrigaline and Fermoy as the event continues to grow year after year.
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