on February 29 #LightUpforRare

join the Global Chain of Lights

Home illuminations 

Everyone can participate! Show solidarity with the rare disease community and light up or decorate your home with the Rare Disease Day colours at 7pm on Thursday February 29. You can use garlands, candles, disco lamps, colourful decorations…..

Let your creativity shine!

Take a picture of yourself with your chosen lighting and share on your social media using #LightUpforRare and #RareDiseaseDay. Don’t forget to tag us @RareDiseasesIE

The Rare Disease Day team at EURORDIS have prepared a really useful video, information and instructions for you.

Building illuminations 

We are calling on everyone to illuminate buildings across the world in support of the rare disease community. Check out our toolkit.

You can help us to to Light Up for Rare on February 28 and build the chain of lights across Ireland. Use this template email to ask 

  • Ask your employer
  • Ask your local council
  • Ask landmark buildings and sites across Ireland
  • Ask local healthcare facilities

Don’t forget to enlist local media to help spread the word on any buildings that are being lit up. They make for great photos too…..

Visit one of the #LightUpforRare venues near you

National College Ireland, Dublin 

Collins Barracks

Farmleigh (Water tower)

Whitebridge, Athlone (Feb 28th)

Casino Mario

National Gallery

Phoenix Park Roundabout

Cavan Courthouse

County Buildings, Tralee

Pricess Quay Building, Tralee

Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee

Aras an Contae, Portlaoise

Sligo City Hall

County Buidlings, Mullingar

Civic Trust, Limerick

Courthouse, Cavan

Shannon Airport

Rock Of Cashel

National Concert Hall


Bunratty Castle

St Stephens Green Shopping Centre – Wolf Tone Monument

Killarney Town Hall, Killarney

International Rugby Experience, Limerick

Swords castle

Galway City Hall

Kerry County Museum, Tralee

Dungloe PSC

Cardonagh PSC

Milford PSC

Lifford county House

Letterkenny PSC