Rossies urged to wear purple this Friday for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

RosFM in association with Roscommon County Council are calling on people to wear purple this Friday (3rd) to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The initiative was launched on Friday last at Roscommon County Council offices in Roscommon town.

The local authority will be lighting up some of the county’s well-known landmarks in purple this Friday in order to acknowledge people with disabilities in our communities. RosFM will also be dedicating four hours of programming on the day to the initiative and will be speaking to those with disabilities in County Roscommon as well as advocates with local disability groups and organisations.

Community groups, volunteer organisations and local businesses can get involved by donning purple clothing and accessories and share photographs of their efforts on social media, tagging RosFM and Roscommon County Council.

Participants can also send their images and messages of support to Ros FM throughout the day at 083-8599748.

According to a statement released by RosFM, further information is available by contacting Margaret McHugh on 085-8517447 or by emailing

Meanwhile, businesses are being urged to support the cause with flyers, posters and balloons. Email RosFM or contact Roscommon County Council on 090-6637100 to find out how you can play your part.