A very special thank you to Thurles residents Michael McGrath, Frank Nolan and Sheila Nolan who have raised an incredible €7,800 for NCBI. Over the last six months Michael, Frank and Sheila have done everything from running the Dublin Marathon to chopping and selling logs to raise funds for people in Ireland living with sight …Read More about Cheque Presentation at Sarsfields GAA Club
The inaugural Nicholas Roche Cycle for Blind took place on Sunday 13th November in Little Island Co Cork. Well done to all 150 cyclists that took part and helped raise vital funds for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
NCBI was recently shortlisted for the Business to Arts Creative Staff Engagement Award for our corporate social responsibility initiative with New Ireland Assurance. This partnership saw staff at New Ireland Assurance read and record an audio collection of Frank O Connor’s Collected Stories, which was produced by NCBI’s Library. The awards were held in the …Read More about Business to Arts Award Nomination
Thanks so much to NCBI’s fantastic team of cyclists who completed a 7 day cycle in Majorca from 10th to 17th September with Stephen Roche.
Congratulations to the 40 brave sky divers who took to the skies on Saturday 10th September for NCBI’s inaugural National Skydive Day. We really appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed the experience! Check out NCBI’s Sky Dive Day Video: https://youtu.be/gw6GIukMsFc. A thank you also to our joint skydive day sponsors Mazars and SoftCo and …Read More about NCBI National Sky Dive Day
Today, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Neven Maguire launched Dine in the Dark Ireland. Dine in the Dark is a week-long culinary celebration taking place across the country from the 6th to the 13th November. Supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the campaign will see 200 restaurants and 8000 …Read More about National Council for the Blind Challenge Restaurants to Dine in the Dark
This year, NCBI and Dublin Airport are celebrating 21 years of our magical Tree of Light campaign. In 2015, more than 925,000 passengers travelled through the airport over the course of the Christmas season. The numbers travelling in 2015 were up 18% compared to the same period in 2014, a trend that is predicted to …Read More about Make a Dark Day Brighter Tree of Light
Congratulations to the 400 cyclists including 10 tandem bikes who completed the 21st Annual Trip to Tipp in Thurles on Sunday 7th August. This year the Trip to Tipp was dedicated to the Memory of Lorraine Shanahan who sadly passed away in November of 2015. It was also dedicated to the memory of John and …Read More about Trip to Tipp 2016
We are delighted to announce that NCBI and our friends in New Ireland Assurance have been nominated for the prestigious Allianz Business to Arts Awards this year!! Last year we developed a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative where NCBI and New Ireland Assurance worked together to produce an audio version of Frank O’Connor’s Collected Stories, …Read More about NCBI and New Ireland Assurance nominated for Allianz Business to Arts Awards.
Many thanks to all the exhibitors and guests who came along to support NCBI’s 19th annual Classic Vehicle Show last Sunday in the grounds of Columba’s College. The show, which has been running since 1997, featured vehicles from the 1920’s right up to 1980 and even early 90’s including a Bentley S3, a Ford Model …Read More about Great Day at NCBI’s 19th Annual Classic Vehicle Show