The condition is caused by a tick bite.
A support group for people with Lyme disease is calling for signs to be erected around the country to raise awareness of the condition.
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and 'TickTalk' are urging local authorities and the Office of Public Works to get involved.
Joint muscle pain, fatigue and stomach problems are some of the symptoms associated with the condition, which is caused by a tick bite.
TickTalk member and Mountmellick's Aoife Melia has been speaking with David Hollywood on Midlands Today and says it was very tough to get a diagnosis:
A conference on Lyme disease will be held in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on the 27th of May.