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Seasonal treats will be the order of the day at the upcoming Cake Bake Sale in Ballina Co. Mayo in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Ballina businesswoman, Shona Golden, whose six year old Daughter Kara has Albinism, is organising the event saying “I couldn’t think of a better cause.” “The NCBI …Read More about Ballina Bakes for the NCBI!
Ceann Comhairle puts his skills of keeping order to use for NCBI’S National Table Quiz The Ceann Comhairle, Kildare’s Sean O’ Fearghail, normally more at home keeping order on heated debates in the Dail, was keeping check on a different group of people this week at Ireland’s only National Table Quiz. The National …Read More about NCBI NATIONAL TABLE QUIZ
Support NCBI this Christmas by buying NCBI Christmas cards. There are two packs of Christmas cards available to choose from. Each pack contains 12 cards, 6 designs and a unique Braille greeting. They are available to buy from Head Office, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, in our NCBI Retail Shops nationwide and online here. A 12 pack …Read More about
Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin who scopped an award at the Irish Books Awards for her latest book, Stand By Me’ which features a little girl with sight loss. Judi was one of our special guests at the recent Children’s Fun Braille Reading Day. http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-book-awards-winners-2-37208…/ **Included in the Journal.ie link is a picture of …Read More about Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin
One of NCBI’s stalwart volunteers has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award. Keith Hyland, a lighting technician with RTE, has been giving his time and IT skills to NCBI for over a year. The Chilean born man, who lives in Blackrock Co. Dublin, says that his time spent volunteering with NCBI both “enriches and …Read More about NCBI VOLUNTEER NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD
A much anticipated dance in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland ( NCBI ) is back on the Donegal social calendar, having been cancelled as a result of the freak rains earlier in the year. The dance, organised by Muff woman Bridie MacNally, is now pencilled in for the 1st …Read More about DONEGAL DANCE BACK ON THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT
The Connemarathon is one of the world’s most scenic running events, comprising of half, full & ultra marathons and set in the beautiful west of Ireland. Why not enjoy the sites while raising money for NCBI!? Sign up for a half, full or ultra marathon! Let Collette know and we’ll send out fundraising materials! More info here; …Read More about Why not enjoy the sites of Connemara while raising money for NCBI!
The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has pledged to seriously consider the National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI’s ) recommendation of a complete review and revamp of public transport services “to increase availability for everyone, including those with impaired vision”. NCBI’s recommendation is just one of a number of many included in it’s …Read More about MINISTER FOR TRANPORT PLEDGES TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER NCBI’S TRANSPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
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