Support the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta House

Limerick man Tom Clancy will be part-taking The 421 Challenge in aid of Pieta House

In 2019, the number of suicides in Ireland recorded was 421 (most recent data from Central Statistics Office).

While that number does change each year, something that doesn’t is the pain, grief and trauma for those connected to each person.

In simple terms, that statistic means that more than one person a day leaves Ireland through suicide and self-harm. That is simply too many, but together, we can make a difference.

In memory of those we have lost and to highlight this scary statistic, I will be running/walking for 421 consecutive minutes, between 9:20am and 4:21pm on Sunday, May 16th, 2021.


I am asking you to please donate whatever you can towards Pieta House so we can make a difference. No amount is too small and every cent donated will be going towards this very worthy cause.

The price of a coffee or a pint will help Pieta continue their important work around the country.

How far will I go in 421 minutes? I’m not sure, but each donation will encourage me to keep going and give me another reason to finish stronger.

Last year I ran a Marathon in my locality and together, we raised in excess of €6,000 for PPE for Limerick Nursing homes/respite centres and Limerick Animal Welfare, let’s see if we can go one better!

(Run route to be determined at a later date, keep an eye on page for updates).

Thank you in advance for your support,


*If any business would like to get on board:

Contact Tom via social media or Email – clancy.thomas@

About Pieta: “Pieta first opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin in 2006. Since then we have seen and helped over 58,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

We now operate fifteen centres and five outreach service across Ireland. Pieta now employs over 200 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service is increasing.”

For more information on Pieta House visit

In crisis? Freephone 1800 247 247

Text HELP to 51444

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Ronan Calvert

Freelance journalist and musician studying at the University of Limerick. Sporting Limerick, Kenny's Kids, FAI and Limerick Post contributor. Creator of and occasional match reporter.