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
Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) National Table Quiz will provide Braille, audio and large print books for people who are blind or vision impaired. This is the only national quiz in the country. The quiz is now in its third year, with heats taking place throughout …Read More about Put your brain to good use for NCBI’s National Table Quiz
Check out the locations and dates for our National Table Quiz. More locations and dates to follow! The quiz is now in its third year, with heats taking place throughout October and November, before the final at Dublin’s Mansion House in December hosted by quiz master Sean O’ Fearghail, Ceann Comhairle. The winning team will …Read More about National Table Quiz locations and dates
Check out a new film, ‘Shot in the dark’ is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common: visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations. Watching ‘Shot in the dark’ will introduce three extraordinary people. These blind artists insist on participating in the world of visuals. At …Read More about Screening of ‘Shot in the dark’
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
On the 29th of August, the award winning, The Oarsman in Carrick on Shannon will hold a unique Dine in the Dark event with special guest, NCBI Ambassador and professional rugby player Robbie Henshaw. This event will celebrate the launch of Focal Point Opticians located in Carrick on Shannon. Dine in the Dark is a …Read More about Dine in the Dark comes to Carrick on Shannon