Ceann Comhairle puts his skills of keeping order to use for NCBI’S National Table Quiz The Ceann Comhairle, Kildare’s Sean O’ Fearghail, normally more at home keeping order on heated debates in the Dail, was keeping check on a different group of people this week at Ireland’s only National Table Quiz. The National …Read More about NCBI NATIONAL TABLE QUIZ
Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin who scopped an award at the Irish Books Awards for her latest book, Stand By Me’ which features a little girl with sight loss. Judi was one of our special guests at the recent Children’s Fun Braille Reading Day. http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-book-awards-winners-2-37208…/ **Included in the Journal.ie link is a picture of …Read More about Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin
One of NCBI’s stalwart volunteers has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award. Keith Hyland, a lighting technician with RTE, has been giving his time and IT skills to NCBI for over a year. The Chilean born man, who lives in Blackrock Co. Dublin, says that his time spent volunteering with NCBI both “enriches and …Read More about NCBI VOLUNTEER NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD
A much anticipated dance in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland ( NCBI ) is back on the Donegal social calendar, having been cancelled as a result of the freak rains earlier in the year. The dance, organised by Muff woman Bridie MacNally, is now pencilled in for the 1st …Read More about DONEGAL DANCE BACK ON THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT
The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has pledged to seriously consider the National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI’s ) recommendation of a complete review and revamp of public transport services “to increase availability for everyone, including those with impaired vision”. NCBI’s recommendation is just one of a number of many included in it’s …Read More about MINISTER FOR TRANPORT PLEDGES TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER NCBI’S TRANSPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
The 10th Annual Braille Reading Day, organised by ChildVision in partnership with NCBI Library and Media Centre, takes place next Monday the 20th of November in Childvision, Drumcondra. Our guests this year will be the author Judi Curtin and Claire Whelan, a Braille reader and teacher. The Braille Reading Day promises to be an enjoyable experience …Read More about 10th Annual Braille Reading Day
Trip to Tipp raises the bar for NCBI One of the most popular charity sporting events in Tipperary has raised a whopping €24,100 for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. ‘Trip to Tipp’, now in it’s 22nd year, and dedicated to the memory of the late Lorraine Shanahan this year, is a …Read More about Trip to Tipp tops for NCBI!
13/11/2017 The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has today launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way of people with visual impairments. The sight loss agency has released a video showing the difficulties that people with impaired vision face on a daily basis, as they try to …Read More about NCBI Clear Our Paths Campaign
‘Seams and Screams’ is the fabulously apt title for the upcoming Halloween fashion extravaganza hosted by our NCBI shop in Letterkenny . Guests can enjoy the wonderfully themed event which is broken down into two sections. The ‘seams’ are the clothes that are donated to our shop including wedding dresses, glamorous party wear including the …Read More about Nothing Frightening about NCBI Letterkenny Halloween Fashion Show!
Android users rejoice! : The Be My Eyes app is now available for Android. NCBI helped spread the word about the app when it was only available in the App Store so it’s great to see it’s now available to Android users too. The app lets sighted volunteers lend their eyes to blind and vision …Read More about Be My Eyes App….now available in Android