Search

17 May 2022

Rock of Cashel lighting up in green on May 1 for World Lyme Day

Katie Quigley from Newport is helping to raise awareness about this debilitating disease

Rock of Cashel lighting up in green on May 1 for World Lyme Day

Katie Quigley from Newport

The Rock of Cashel is lighting up in green on May 1 for World Lyme Day.


May is Lyme disease awareness month. Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector borne disease in Northern Europe and is spread by the bite of an infected tick.


For World Lyme Day on May 1, the Helmsley Building in New York City along with Niagara Falls will also be lighting up in green.


Katie Quigley from Newport in north Tipperary is leading the way in raising awareness for this debilitating disease.


“I was bitten by a tick over three years ago. I was not aware that you could get lyme disease in Ireland. The only doctor treating this disease in Ireland estimates that 2,500 people develop Lyme Disease due to a tick bite each year in Ireland.


“I have also written a blog about my journey and to help raise awareness. Please consider raising awareness and highlighting what the Rock of Cashel have so kindly agreed to do.


“You could save someone's life and it's not only adults who are at risk many children suffer from this horrendous disease,” added Katie.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.