Over 2,300 people in the midlands are living with the condition.
Epilepsy Ireland is urging people to learn more about the condition on International Epilepsy Day.
Over 2,300 people in the midlands are living with the disease - 843 in Westmeath, 805 in Laois, and 741 in Offaly.
Epilepsy Ireland says three key words can make all the difference if you encounter someone having a fit - time, safe, stay.
The organisation's community resource officer for the midlands, Cliona Molloy, says timing how long the fit lasts is of huge importance: