39 year old Kevin Cave from Louisburgh Co. Mayo , who has sight loss, has had a rocky road in his quest for third level education. Today he has called for a more cohesive planning approach in a bid to enable people who are visually impaired to fully participate in higher education. Kevin ,who has …Read More about CONCERNS OVER THE FALLING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
A three day residential camp in Assistive Technology for children with sight loss takes place in Limerick next week. Aimed at children from 10 to 14 years of age with low vision and no vision, the camp takes place over three days in Mary Immaculate College Limerick from the 27th – 29th June . Caroline …Read More about ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAMPS FOR CHILDREN TAKING PLACE IN LIMERICK
Today, June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The United Nations has officially recognised International Awareness Day as a global event since 2015, following a resolution adopted by …Read More about TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY
Rally driving legend Rosemary Smith is as much known for her stylish glamorous looks as for her steel and skill on the racetracks of the world. Tall, willowy and chic she is a stylist’s dream but today she has revealed just where she buys her lovely outfits saying that for her , charity shops are …Read More about RALLY RACING LEGEND QUICK TO SPOT THE NCBI FASHION BARGAINS!
A Tralee business is hosting a Coffee Morning for the NCBI and offering a superb incentive in a bid to attract people to support the event. ‘Regatta Great Outdoors’ in Ashe St. is offering 50% off almost everything in the store during the event, which takes place from 11am to 1pm on Friday 25th May.(Exclusions …Read More about TRALEE SHOPPERS TO REAP THE REWARDS AT COFFEE MORNING FUND RAISER
Fashionistas: Save the date! A fashion show with a difference is taking place in McHughs Bar in Carrick On Shannon on May 24th in aid of the National Council of the Blind Ireland. Viva Fashion! is being billed as an evening of sustainable style and will feature a catwalk show with female and male models …Read More about Viva Fashion!……In Carrick On Shannon
Sharon Byrne is living proof that one never knows what’s around the corner. The 52 year old, of Irish and Zambian parents, was working on her family farm in Zambia when she got a brain tumour and lost her sight. She recalls that everything changed from that moment on. “It was horrible; I thought it …Read More about Living The New Life She Has, Independently and Happily
A young visually impaired student from Co. Laois who has recently taken up wrestling, is competing in his first mainstream competition in the sport later this week. Thirteen year old Jordan Percy from Portlaoise is amongst a group of young people with sight loss who have shown remarkable progress in the sport, and will join …Read More about Portlaoise Student with Sight Loss All Set For Major Competition
A recent event at which people danced the night away for the NCBI has raised very healthy funds for the charity. Community spirit coupled with a grá for a good night out saw a great turnout for the dance in Clonmore, Templemore Co Tipperary. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home …Read More about TIPP FOLK DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FOR THE NCBI!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies have today joined forces to urge people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Vision Sports ,the National Governing Body, unique in Ireland as the only organisation that is solely dedicated to encouraging participation in sport for people with impaired vision, and ‘Park Run’, …Read More about VISION SPORTS AND PARK RUN COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURGE PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS TO PARTICIPATE IN RUNNING