A recent event at which people danced the night away for the NCBI has raised very healthy funds for the charity. Community spirit coupled with a grá for a good night out saw a great turnout for the dance in Clonmore, Templemore Co Tipperary. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home …Read More about TIPP FOLK DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FOR THE NCBI!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies have today joined forces to urge people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Vision Sports ,the National Governing Body, unique in Ireland as the only organisation that is solely dedicated to encouraging participation in sport for people with impaired vision, and ‘Park Run’, …Read More about VISION SPORTS AND PARK RUN COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURGE PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS TO PARTICIPATE IN RUNNING
The Manager of an NCBI Charity shop in Co Cavan loves her job so much she sings to her staff and volunteers! Anne Hora, Manager of the Virgina store says she is blessed with “Amazing volunteers who are the backbone of the shop” . She says she loves having the craic with the staff and …Read More about Volunteers Love the Co. Cavan Manager Who Sings To Them!
“Just because I have a visual impairment doesn’t mean I can’t work”. 30 year old Amanda Murray from Dublin was born with Coloboma, a genetic eye condition which has led to significant blurring of her sight. She has to wear glasses and use magnification aids but is adamant that she can do jobs as well …Read More about “Just Because I Have A Visual Impairment Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Work”
DFI Press Release for immediate release Disability Group Halts City Centre Re-Development On Monday 9 April, 2018 at Dublin City Council’s, DCC, monthly meeting, the Public Participation Network’s Disability Linkage Group succeeded in halting the re-development of a public space which was potentially dangerous for people with disabilities. Today, 16th April, the Group …Read More about Disability Groups Set To Do ‘Walkabout’ Today To Highlight Potential Dangerous Spaces
Race lovers in Co. Westmeath have the opportunity to get ‘racy’ a winning bet/streak this Friday and all in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Don’s Bar in Moate is the venue for the event which gets underway next Friday 20th April at 8.30 pm. At just €2 per bet, an affordable …Read More about Moate gets ‘racy’ for NCBI!
28 year old Christina McCarthy has just received a permanent work contract and is as happy as any other person in the workplace. However, perhaps her happiness is more acute given that her work trajectory has not been plain sailing. Christina has been blind from birth and employment amongst people with sight loss remains stubbornly …Read More about Live, Love, Work!
56 year old Robert Orr knows all about life’s curved balls. The Glasgow native who has lived in Connemara for the past 14 years went blind in 2012 as a result of Glaucoma. He got no real warning. “Well I was having headaches for a short time but nothing really serious, I put it down …Read More about Facing The Future With Optimism
On Saturday 21st April, from 11am to 1pm, join us for a healthy breakfast and yoga session to the sounds of The Grove Social Club Disco at the Study Hall, St Paul’s College, Raheny, Dublin 5. Helen Mooney, of Yoga’ology, teaches yoga on a Friday morning at the NCBI Training Centre and is hosting this fundraising …Read More about Yoga Breakfast in aid of NCBI
“I hate to think of what I would do without the National Council for the Blind of Ireland”. 16 year old Jessica Anyanwu from Skerries, who has Oculocutaneous Albinism, a rare condition which is a reduction or complete lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, describes the national charity for people with …Read More about Run for the NCBI!