Rock Of Cashel To Go Blue For Aphasia Awareness Month


The Rock of Cashel will be one of a number of public monuments and buildings that will light up in blue on Saturday next, June 15th, to mark Aphasia Awareness Month.

Aphasia is a disorder that affects a persons’ ability to communicate and usually happens suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. Stroke survivor Martin Quinn says that Aphasia Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight what is a hidden disability. “The impact of the disability is either ignored or underestimated by society  even though it has a significant impact on every aspect of the lives of those with the disability.”

It is estimated that there could be as many as 250,000 affected sufferers in the Republic of Ireland. Along with the Rock of Cashel it has been confirmed that the Ceann Comhairle, Mr. Seán O Fearghaill, T.D., has approved the lighting up of Leinster House. The Mansion House in Dublin, the Corporate Headquarters of Limerick, Cork and Galway councils are also lighting up in Blue on June 15th to mark Aphasia Awareness Month.Support and information is provided by the organisation Aphasia Ireland on their website at this link here.