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Blarney Castle goes blue for World Autism Day

The iconic building will remain blue for a week.

Image: Donagh Glavin via Website

BLARNEY CASTLE HAS turned blue to mark World Autism Day next Tuesday.

The Cork landmark will stay lit for one week as part of Autism Speaks’ ‘Light It Up Blue’ awareness and fundraising campaign.

Other Irish buildings going blue on 2 April will be UCC’s quad, the City Hall, Blackrock Castle, the Elysian and the Firkin Crane. Well-known sites across the globe, such as Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids and Japan’s Twin Arch, are also participating. More than 4,000 iconic buildings have joined the cause so far.

Autism Ireland is also running a number of events to mark World Autism Day on Tuesday. Irish Autism Action patron Keith Duffy will be at the National Concert Hall in Dublin for a sold-out show.

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