There was a large turnout for the official opening of NCBI’s latest retail offering in Leixlip. Staff and volunteers worked hard preparing the premises at Unit 3, laying on refreshments for the assembled guests and avid shoppers . These included local Fianna Fail TD Frank O’ Rourke and local Parish Priest, Fr. John who blessed the shop. …Read More about Large crowd turnout for Leixlip shop opening
LEIXLIP BARGAIN HUNTERS REJOICE AS NEW NCBI SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS A new charity shop in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has opened in Leixlip. The shop in Unit 3, Main St, is stocked with quality clothes, some new and some pre loved, books and other items to raise …Read More about LATEST NCBI CHARITY SHOP ADDS TO THE LEIXLIP FASHION SCENE
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has today (Wednesday 13th December) renewed its calls for a fully accessible reliable public transport system to adequately serve the needs of the growing numbers of people with sight loss in Ireland. Presenting a submission to the Joint Committee of the Oireachtas on Transport, Tourism and Sport, the …Read More about NCBI Presents Transport Submission to Joint Committee of the Oireachtas
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
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 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
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!