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 unique dining experience. Guests are blind folded throughout their meal. Without their sight to guide them, the guests experienced taste, texture and flavour in a completely new and innovative way.
Chris White, CEO of NCBI, said: “Sight loss affects one in six people in Ireland, Dine in the Dark is our way of bringing people together to raise awareness, vital funds and of course to have fun”. Aine Shanley, Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager of Focal Point Opticians said: “We are very excited here in the practice for the Dine in the Dark event, dining in the dark allows people to briefing experience the difficulties of living with sight loss. We are delighted to be able to raise awareness of sight loss through Dine in the Dark.”
The event begins in The Oarsman at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Focal Point Opticians in Carrick on Shannon. Tickets are €55 with €25 donated to the National Council for the Blind of Ireland for the delivery of life changing services to the 367 people with sight loss in Leitrim. For more information you can call Aine on 0719621878.
Dine in the Dark Ireland is kindly sponsored by Novartis Ireland, Fujitsu, Dawn Meats, Classic Drinks and the Restaurants Association of Ireland.
For more information contact Róisín Maxwell on 012710127/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to the Editor:
- Figure of 367 people with sight loss in Leitrim comes from the Census 2011.
- NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is Ireland’s national charity working for the rising number of people affected by sight loss. It’s practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year.