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!
NCBI Retail has over 95 shops located around Ireland, selling great quality second hand clothes and other donated goods in aid of NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss An exciting opportunity has arisen in NCBI’s Charity Shop in Rathmines, Dublin 6 for an Experienced Retail Shop Manager In this varied …Read More about We’re Hiring!
Charities like the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are heavily reliant on volunteers. Providing services to more than 8,000 people with sight loss every year , generous volunteers who donate their time, skills and cash are a vital cog in the fundraising wheel. In Glasnevin, a committed NCBI volunteer is gearing up for …Read More about OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
Now that we’re in April, it’s only a few short months to NCBI’s wonderful Camino from the 8th to the 15th September. Here are some tips and hints from Camino Consultant, Shenda O’ Hare, from ‘Follow The Camino’ to get you thinking of your wonderful adventure! You have to try the famous Tarte De Santiago, …Read More about Walk this way!
It will be a case of eyes down and legs 11 for the much anticipated Bingo Night in aid of the NCBI, tomorrow night , 29th March. The event, in Crumlin, which is one of the most popular events for the national sight loss agency, is being organised by local woman, Tracy Kavanagh, and a …Read More about CRUMLIN BINGO NIGHT
People with sight loss who are in receipt of Social Welfare benefits can expect a rise from next Monday, 26th March. The Department of Social Protection made provision for a €5 increase in its Budget allocations. Click on link below to read coverage of the increase. Irish social welfare benefits increase next week – …Read More about People with sight loss in receipt of Social Welfare allowances to receive an extra €5 from Monday .
Make 2018 the year that you volunteer! We are always looking for dedicated, loyal and dynamic volunteers to join the many who already give their time and skills to the NCBI. We are holding a special volunteer recruitment day this Saturday , the 24th March at our NCBI charity shop at 11 Main St. Finglas. Drop …Read More about Volunteer Recruitment Day
Thousands of people who are blind or vision impaired throughout the country are getting ready to use the brand new tactile ballot template in the upcoming referendum, meaning they can now cast their votes in secret for the first time. Up to now people with sight loss had to rely on others to help them …Read More about Thousands of people with visual impairments set to use new tactile voting system for the first time