Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) and Park Run are urging people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Speaking at a presentation of 100 Sighted Guide Identity Bibs, Joe Geraghty, National Development Officer, VSI said; “Vision Sports and Parkrun are two vibrant national sports bodies …Read More about Vision Sports Ireland and Park Run Encourage VIP Runners
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Sally McEllistrim talks with Robbie Dowdall on adjusting to life after sight loss. Robbie Dowdall is a fighter. He has had to be as his life was thrown into turmoil when he lost his sight at just 18 following an horrific car crash. The 46 year old Tallaght man readily admits that he was full …Read More about Beyond the Darkness
This article was written by Hugh Bulfin, Rachel McLaughlin, Tara Ferry and Siobhan Quirke who are 3rd year occupational therapy students from National University Ireland Galway. They are currently completing a project about public transport for people with a visual impairment. It is interesting to read the team’s perspective and conclusions following their study. Studying …Read More about NUIG Students complete project on public transport in Galway
Kim Wulff has recently been appointed as Manager of NCBI’s National Rehabilitation Centre, Sally McEllistrim reports, Originally from Canada, Kim says that she decided to pursue a career as a Rehabilitation Worker when she experienced first hand the progress a close relative made in becoming independent. Kim says “I was very young when I watched …Read More about Get to Know Us in NCBI!
In March, despite the snowy conditions, a Fundraising dance took place in aid of NCBI. Thanks to the organisation of Mary Madden, a great crowd flocked to Fitzpatrick’s Country Club, Clonmore, Templemore to dance to The Brendan Lee Band. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home village of Clonmeen Co. Laois, said …Read More about Fundraising dance in Tipp for NCBI