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International Recovery Day 2020

Iconic buildings in Dublin, Limerick and Cork light up for International Recovery Day.

As part of the ‘Leave a light on’ campaign, well-known buildings in Dublin, Limerick and Cork are lighting up purple to mark International Recovery Day.


Observed on 30th September, ‘International Recovery Day’ aims to offer hope of recovery from addiction for people, families and communities.

The HSE in conjunction with the Recovery Academy Ireland developed the ‘Leave a light on’ campaign as part of the global celebration of recovery. This year buildings in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and around the world will be illuminated in purple – the colour representing the recovery movement.

In 2020,  the ‘Leave a light on’ campaign calls for people to either use a torch, the flash light on their phones, a candle, or even Christmas lights at their front windows and shine a light on recovery. The Union of Students in Ireland shared an online information campiagn to help create awareness and reduce stigma among third-level students. 

Check out some pictures below!

1. The Mansion House Dublin featuring the SAOL Project

2. Trinity College, Dublin 

3. City Hall, Cork 

4. City Hall, Dublin

5. Tabor Lodge, Cork

6. Ballymun does Recovery 

7. Crosscare Dublin

8. Ballyfermot, STAR

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