Below is a list of some of the upcoming marathons and runs taking place across Ireland. Check out Run Ireland for a broader list of events. Here is a good list of marathons and runs too. 10KM RUNS/MINI MARATHONS Clare Burren Mini Marathon – 6 miles VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, Dublin Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon, Cork FULL MARATHONS …Read More about Running and Walking for NCBI!
On Saturday 22nd July, Tommy Campbel and friends set out on a Sponsored Awareness Walk to highlight the obstacles faced by people with sight loss on a daily basis. The event, organised by Tommy, ran for it’s second year and raised an amazing €4,687 for NCBI services! A huge Thank You to Tommy and all participants on …Read More about Sponsored Awareness Walk in aid of NCBI!
Will you Walk on Fire for NCBI? On Friday 5th October, we will take to the coals for this unusual challenge to raise awareness and funds for NCBI services. The event will take place on our NCBI Head Office grounds and full training will be provided by Firewalking Ireland. Registration from 7pm …Read More about Walk on Fire for NCBI
Next Monday, 9th July, Salesforce has kindly arranged its first Salesforce Comedy Club in aid of NCBI! The comedy gig is happening at the Laughter Lounge, 8 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin. Here’s a google map location of the venue; https://goo.gl/maps/e2aXUFGDawp. Some information on the night via Salesforce; ‘The concept is simple: Professional comedians, the …Read More about Have a Laugh and Raise Funds for the NCBI!
‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!
Have you ever considered being a guide for a person who is blind or vision impaired? Emma tells us about her experience guiding Sr. Brid Smith at this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Emma’s last Mini Marathon was 17 years ago so she knew it was going to be a challenge. She says “I received …Read More about We worked together as a team and guiding was a wonderful experience- for us both
65 Year old Anthony Roche from Cork is so looking forward to participating in the NCBI Camino De Santiago, he has already bought his walking boots! The former Teacher who was born with impaired vision says, “NCBI is a tremendous cause and I am delighted to be in a position to be able to do …Read More about ANTHONY’S BOOTS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING……THE CAMINO!
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
Mark Kehoe said: “I know the huge work involved in raising such funds and I would like to convey a sincere thank you to all involved including Stephen and Karen Cumiskey, Vanessa and Sinead Byrne, Sean Lee and John Coadey who acted as Quiz Master and prepared the questions. Thanks to all those who supported …Read More about Quiz Night raised €750!