PUBLIC URGED TO ‘SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE’ DURING AMD AWARENESS WEEK Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in Ireland, affecting over 100,000 people1 Campaign aims to remind public of the importance of regular eye tests as early diagnosis can result in the effective treatment of AMD and prevention of sight …Read More about AMD AWARENESS WEEK 25th – 30th SEPTEMBER
The annual ‘Trip to Tipp’ in aid of the ‘National Council for the Blind of Ireland’ takes place on Sunday the 1st October. The highly popular event, now in it’s 22nd year, and which has raised a whopping €1.2 million over that time, is bound to attract much interest given it is open to cyclists, walkers …Read More about It’s almost time for the Trip to Tipp!
The Dublin Rose was blooming lovely at the NCBI shop on the Crumlin Road shop this week as she dropped in for a shopping experience with a difference!. 25 year old Primary Teacher, Maria Coughlan, from Malahide, jumped at the chance of participating in the NCBI Fashion Makeover Challenge, saying she is a devotee of …Read More about Dublin Rose thinks NCBI is blooming lovely!
The CEO of the National Ploughing Association, Anna May McHugh, has today made an impassioned plea for people to take their eye care health seriously. The power house behind the long running rural event, joined with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland in calling for people to prioritise regular sight tests, with an …Read More about Queen of the Plough urges people to get tested for AMD
Sightless Cinema Listening event Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin on Wednesday 27 September at 6:45pm –running time 90min – Booking: www.eventbrite.ie Tickets €5 ‘Inspiring, captured the imagination’; ‘impressive mix of comedy and honest insight’ – audiences responses to Sightless Cinema 2016 Gather in the darkened Lighthouse Cinema for the première of Sightless Cinema …Read More about Come to the Premiere of Sightless Cinema!
Sightless Cinema 2017-2018 -Radio drama workshop for people who are blind or visually impaired People with sight loss in South County Dublin are being invited to participate in an exciting project which will see them making new radio dramas about their experiences of the world. ‘Sightless Cinema’ is now in it’s …Read More about Sightless Cinema 2017 – 2018
Do you want to ensure you can exercise your constitutional franchise and vote? The NCBI Library and Media Centre would like to hear from you if you are interested in receiving future Referendum information in accessible formats (audio, Braille or large print). The NCBI Library and Media Centre is currently updating its …Read More about REFERENDUM 2018
Carlow VEC was the venue for a recent cookery course for people who are blind or vision impaired. The educational facility, which also funded the course, was tutored by Chef, Siobhan Flynn. Participants Ellen Kavanagh, Karen Kealy and Michael Soames undertook the course over a six week period. They were taught how to cook …Read More about Cooking up delights at Carlow VEC
NCBI has the most wonderful supporters ! Donegal lady Bridie Mac Nally is organising a dance in aid of NCBI on Friday 25th August. The event takes place in Point Lodge, Quigleys Point, Co. Donegal with entertainment by John Harley . The fun starts at 10pm , running till 1.30 pm Raffle for spot prizes …Read More about GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON FOR NCBI!
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is holding a series of nationwide meetings in a bid to engage with people who are directly affected with sight loss. The meetings are being held to focus attention on the difficulties people who are blind or vision impaired encounter in their daily lives. The sight …Read More about NCBI HOLDS SERIES OF NATIONWIDE MEETINGS