Check out the locations and dates for our National Table Quiz. More locations and dates to follow! The quiz is now in its third year, with heats taking place throughout October and November, before the final at Dublin’s Mansion House in December hosted by quiz master Sean O’ Fearghail, Ceann Comhairle. The winning team will …Read More about National Table Quiz locations and dates
Check out a new film, ‘Shot in the dark’ is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common: visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations. Watching ‘Shot in the dark’ will introduce three extraordinary people. These blind artists insist on participating in the world of visuals. At …Read More about Screening of ‘Shot in the dark’
On the 29th of August, the award winning, The Oarsman in Carrick on Shannon will hold a unique Dine in the Dark event with special guest, NCBI Ambassador and professional rugby player Robbie Henshaw. This event will celebrate the launch of Focal Point Opticians located in Carrick on Shannon. Dine in the Dark is a …Read More about Dine in the Dark comes to Carrick on Shannon
As Fujitsu’s Charity of the year, they are holding a golf event in aid of NCBI. This will be held at Beaverstown Golf Club in Donabate on the 24th of August. The format of the golf event is 4 person scramble. It is open to all, a handicap is not required. There are prizes for …Read More about Fujitsu Golf Event in aid of NCBI
Can you give us 1 or 2 hours of your spare time on September 2nd/9th for our National Tesco Bag Pack days? We will be dong bag packs in 68 Tesco stores nationwide and we do need help! If you are interested in volunteering no matter how much or little, contact Kim on email@example.com, who …Read More about Can you spare 1/2 hours for our National Tesco Bag Pack day?
Are you interested in attending our regional advocacy meetings? The subject of the presentation and discussion will be “Having Our Voices Heard to Influence better lives”. Elaine Howley, who was appointed as Director of Policy and Advocacy last year (and has impaired vision herself) will present to you NCBI’s vision for a National Advocacy Network. …Read More about “Having Our Voices Heard to Influence Better Lives”
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) will hold its first Cycle of Light event on the 25th of August. This event will see 100 people cycle into the darkness of night for sight loss. From 8.30pm until dark participants will cycle from Dalkey to Howth and back to Dalkey, via the outskirts …Read More about Dublin’s first Cycle of Light in aid of NCBI is happening this August
We have now come to the end of the Rehabilitation Training Centre’s academic year. Our annual graduation ceremony acknowledges the significant achievement of our learners and celebrates their success. NCBI’s Learning For Life Rehabilitative Training Programme currently sits at level 1 on the National framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The programme, which is now in its …Read More about NCBI Rehabilitation Training Centre’s Graduation 2017
The 2017 Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony is getting used to second glances since she won the coveted title but she proved that NCBI charity shops are definitely worth looking into when she graciously accepted the challenge of a fashion makeover … budget style! The 27 year old Lecturer from Rathmore, Co.Kerry proved her winning ways …Read More about KERRY ROSE PROVES NCBI CHARITY SHOP IS WORTH A SECOND LOOK!
Dermot Farrelly recounts his first encounter with the NCBI during his early days of sight loss. “In 1982 I had detached retinas and I lost my sight in the left eye, four years later the right one went. I am not totally blind but I have very little left”. Dermot describes how much the help …Read More about NCBI Stories: Dermot Farrelly