Friday 14 October

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Shine A Light Night 2022

Sleep-out and give one night to shine a light on homelessness as part of Focus Ireland’s 10th Shine A Light Night, proudly supported by Bord Gáis Energy.

On Friday 14 October, business leaders, companies, schools, communities, and people all over Ireland will sleep-out to raise vital funds and stand in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness.

Tune in on Shine A Light Night for a special 'On the night' programme schedule with Focus Ireland and wherever you choose to sleep-out and support us, expect a great night of purpose and connection.

Together, with the support of Bord Gáis Energy and your amazing fundraising, we are aiming to raise €1.5 million in 2022 to support people experiencing homelessness in Ireland.

On the night

8:00pm - Check in with a post of your sleep-out!
Share a photo or video on social media of your sleep spot and use #ShineALightNight. 

8:15pm - Watch our video talks with Focus Ireland customers, staff and more  
Watch our video talks with your sleep-out group to help create a sense of digital connectedness. 

8:45pm - Grab yourself a snack and a hot drink
Take a moment to have a sandwich, snack and hot drink with your sleep-out group. You can also use this time to video call your friends, family and colleagues taking part in different locations to chat about your experience.

9:00pm - Listen to the new Focus Ireland podcast hosted by Clare McKenna
The Focus Ireland podcast will share compelling stories about the work Focus Ireland does and the impact we achieve on behalf of our customers. Over the series Clare has spoken in depth with a range of guests including Focus Ireland staff, current and former customers, and external experts.

10:00pm: Live broadcasts from Shine A Light Night
Tune in to Dublin’s FM104 and Limerick’s Live 95FM on the night as they share a live broadcast from their sleep-out!

11.30pm - Bedtime, sleep tight!  
Turn out the lights and brave the elements on your Shine A Light Night sleep-out. Remember to reflect on how fortunate you are to have a safe home, workplace or garden to sleep-out in. Remind yourself you are sleeping out in solidarity with people who do not have a place to call home.  

5:00am-8:00am - Wake up and share your experience 
Wake up the morning after Shine A Light Night and reflect on the experience. How do you feel? Was it a challenging evening? Did you get much sleep? Were you cold or wet? Share your experience online and ask people to donate to your fundraising page –well done and thank you for your support! 

How it works?

Sign up

Registration opens on 14 July 2022. Select your sleep-out option and join us as an individual or a team, it’s up to you.


Set your sleep-out fundraising target, share your fundraising page, and raise funds for Shine A Light Night.


Join us on Friday 14 October to sleep-out and give one night to shine a light on homelessness.


Currently in Ireland there are 1,366 families including 3,028 children without a home. Please support our fundraisers and donate to help us raise vital funds for children and families experiencing homelessness.

Find your sleep-out option for
Shine A Light Night


Join leaders in business (CEOs, Managing Directors, and General Managers) and sleep-out on Friday 14 October at one of our event locations in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, or Sligo.


Bring the team together and join your colleagues and hundreds of other companies across Ireland to sleep-out on Friday 14 October in your choice of location.


Join your friends, family, school, and communities across Ireland and sleep-out this Friday 14 October at your home, or in your school, college or club.


Business Leaders


General Public