Go Purple Day 2023
Go Purple on Friday 28 April! Raise awareness about domestic abuse and stand in solidarity for #ZeroTolerance.
Join us and #GoPurple this Friday 28 April.
Go Purple Day is a joint initiative led by An Garda Síochána together with domestic abuse services across Ireland. The aim is to raise awareness of supports and services available to people who experience domestic abuse and violence; and to reduce the stigma for those who require support.
We are calling on the Galway community – individuals, schools, businesses, churches and groups to join in and show your support by going purple for a day.
Go Purple your way! Wear purple, bake purple, decorate, or light up your home, business, school or other meeting space in purple. Take and share your photos, use the #GoPurpleDay hashtag and tag @copegalway in your social media posts.
The colour purple is associated with love, strength, dignity and independence, all of which are characteristics of a caring community which has zero tolerance for any abuse or violence against women and girls.
Together we can make Galway a community where no one lives in fear of facing abuse in their home.
Go Purple Day 2023 Events and Activities.
There are some exciting and inspirational Go Purple Day events planned across the Galway community this year. We are adding to this list events that are open to the public to see or to attend. If you are planning a public Go Purple Day event that you would like us to include here, email the information to email@example.com.
18 April 2023 – Tree Planting in Modh Eile House
COPE Galway Domestic Service Abuse staff were joined by local Gardaí, including Garda Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche and Inspector Georgina Lohan. Together they planted a purple tree as a symbol of support and protection for all women and children across Galway City and County.
19-27 April 2023 – 7 Garda Stations in 7 Days
In the lead up to #GoPurpleDay, our #DomesticAbuseService team will visit 7 Garda Stations across Galway over 7 days. The team will talk to Gardaí about our range of services, so they are fully equipped with the information to best support those that need support, whenever they need it. Our ‘7 in 7 days’ will start with Ballinsloe Station, then Clifden, Loughrea, Mill Street (City Centre), Gort, Tuam and finish with Oranmore Garda Station.
Working together with the Gardaí is an integral element of protection for those seeking safety. At COPE Galway, we are dedicated to working hand in hand with the Gardaí on this.
20-27 April 2023 – Western Region Gardaí Headquarters to host the COPE Galway ‘We See You, We Hear You’ Art Installation
The COPE Galway Domestic Service Abuse ‘We See You, We Hear You‘ Art installation will be hosted in the Gardaí Headquarters in Renmore.
28 April-1 May 2023 – Treasure Chest Shop, Galway City Centre, to host ‘We See You, We Hear You’ Art Installation
The COPE Galway Domestic Service Abuse ‘We See You, We Hear You‘ Art installation will be hosted by Treasure Chest shop in Galway City Centre.
28 April – GO PURPLE DAY 2023
Individuals, companies, schools and groups across Galway are going purple to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with women in our community who experience domestic abuse. Keep an eye on our social media to join in, share and see how others are taking part.