“Shine Your Light” is a National initiative that is calling on our communities everywhere toto shine a light this Saturday, 11th April at 9pm to create a moment of solidarity in our battle against the Covid 19 pandemic.

Radio Nova is asking everyone to ‘Shine Your light’ for all the people who are sick, for those who have lost their lives and their loved ones.  To remind us that love and hope are always with us, shine a light for our frontline staff, our healthcare workers, the people who are keeping us going through these dark times.

Gabriel Byrne, Sinéad O’Connor, Glen Hansard and Saoirse Ronan will all be taking part. While President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are set to shine their light from the Áras.

Sinéad O’Connor said: “I’m really honoured to be taking part in this very moving event and am so inspired by the love we are all showing for each other by staying home.

“It’s not easy. Especially for teenagers. But it’s really working. So let’s keep it going. I’m shining my light with love for all the kids and teenagers who are currently in care and haven’t been able to visit their families.”

The Government will be lighting up public buildings all around the country, and in Irish Embassies around the world.  Our Peacekeepers in the Middle East will also shine their light.

Radio Nova is calling on people of all ages and backgrounds, to participate in whatever way is appropriate for them and are encouraged to be as creative as they wish either with ideas such as using phone torches, flash house lights, leaving a candle safely in the window or even put up Christmas lights, to participate in the initiative from wherever they are.

We’d like everyone to tell us who they’re lighting a light for and to share with their family and friends and also to post a picture or their video of their light to #ShineYourLight.