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!
Sister Kathleen Kavanagh raffled off one of her paintings along with other items to raise money for NCBI. The raffle raised €1,340. A great achievement! *Image of Sister Kathleen with Collette McEntee holding a large cheque.
NCBI Majorca Cycle Challenge Throw yourself into a different climate and challenge this October, while meeting new people and raising funds & awareness of NCBI! For 7 days, from 13th – 20th October, #TeamNCBI will cycle their way through the island of Majorca as part of the Stephen Roche Cycling Camp. All abilities are welcome; …Read More about Upcoming Fundraising Events
Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) get information about a steadily increasing number of inclusive sports events held throughout the country. VSI encourage all of our members to take advantage of these fantastic opportunities and try to attend as many as possible of ourselves. Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of June we participated in …Read More about A Fun Weekend at the Irish Sailing Association Watersports Inclusion Games
NCBI and the Educational Assistive Technology Centre in UL facilitated by eir hosted an assistive technology and peer support residential training camp for students with sight loss this summer. The course lasted for 3 days, focusing on enhancing the student’s assistive technology skills. There were two groups, the first were 15 – 17 year olds …Read More about eir sponsors assistive technology and peer support residential training camp at UL
On the weekend of June 16th to 18th on what transformed into one of the glorious and warmest weekends of 2017, a large gathering of blind/vision impaired walking enthusiasts travelled to Dundalk from across the country on that Friday afternoon to link up with the Belfast Enterprise. Initially, to embark on the first and easiest …Read More about The 7th Annual VIP Dundalk Walking Challenge
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
Des Cullen The recent Des Cullen NCBI Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show was a great success. This year the NCBI Classic and Vintage Car Show honoured Des Cullen, by renaming the show the NCBI Des Cullen Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show. Des Cullen sadly passed away on the 14th of January and NCBI saw fit …Read More about The Des Cullen Classic and Vintage Car show
NCBI Staff Profile JP Corcoran has worked with the NCBI for the past seven years, six of those spent in Fundraising. There he organised events and challenges in Ireland and abroad which helped generate funds to support the delivery of NCBI’s services. It was JP who launched NCBI’s first Sky Dive Day and National Table …Read More about Seeing it from the other side
Irish speakers needed for TV programme Fancy being part of a TV programme? Below the Radar is a TV production company in Belfast. They are currently producing the 6th series of our popular magazine programme, I Lár an Aonaigh, which will air on BBC2 NI later this year. Their programmes focus on the issue …Read More about News Snippets