The Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most spectacular and most visited tourist attractions is to be used in an awareness campaign for Aphasia.
Today the entire location will turn blue to mark Aphasia Awareness Month.
Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to areas of the brain that control language.
The most common form of Aphasia is as a result of stroke.
One in three people that suffer a stroke will also subsequently suffer from Aphasia and yet most people have not heard of the condition.
This underlines the reason to create awareness and to let people know about aphasia as for sufferers it can be a very silent condition.
Local Tipperary man Martin Quinn is leading the awareness campaign and has thanked Minister Patrick O’Donovan and Thomas Nelligan of the Office of Public Works for enabling the special lighting.
Martin hopes that images of the Rock of Cashel in blue will go worldwide. For more about Aphasia please visit https://aphasiaireland.ie/