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!
Elaine Howley Directer of Policy and Advocacy in the NCBI along with Bobbie Hickey spoke on Ireland Am about NCBI’s Clear Footpaths Campaign. The campaign aims to raise public awareness on obstacles which block the way for people who are blind and vision impaired. To get involved in the conversation on social media use #ClearOurPaths. …Read More about Elaine Howley and Bobbie Hickey speak on Ireland AM about NCBI’s #ClearOurPaths campaign
Reporter Brenda Donohue visited Fire restaurant in Dawson Street, Dublin for a Dine in the Dark event. She spoke to NCBI’s Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick and diners supporting NCBI. #Dine4NCBI Check out the video here
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
We are sorry to have to announce that our up-coming technology drop-in session with Baum UK, scheduled for Wednesday November 15th has been cancelled. Baum UK’s parent company Baum Retac AG filed for bankruptcy in Germany on October 24th and as a result the subsidiary companies have ceased trading until the situation becomes clearer as to …Read More about Cancelation of Baum UK technology exhibition on November 15th
‘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!
All of us in NCBI are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our colleague and friend Gerard Byrne. Gerard passed away at his home in Lucan on Saturday 14th October and his funeral takes place on Thursday 19th October at 11.30am in St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, followed by burial at Glasnevin …Read More about Death of our colleague Gerard Byrne
Dine in the Dark is back this year due to popular demand! On the 5th – 17th November in participating restaurants nationwide will dawn their blindfolds for the second annual Dine in the Dark event. How does Dine in the Dark work? Diners wear blindfolds while eating; the meal becomes a remarkable sensory encounter that …Read More about Dine in the Dark
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, launched a new bursary programme for third level students who are blind or vision impaired today, on World Sight Day, Thursday 12th October. The bursary is funded by the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). Speaking today the Taoiseach said: “In a Republic of Opportunity, it’s important for us …Read More about Taoiseach launches third level education bursary for students with sight loss on World Sight Day