NCBI Cycle of Light – Friday 24th August 2018 NCBI Cycle of Light is back for its second year! This is a unique 85km night time cycling tour in and around Dublin city, shining a light for those living with sight loss and raising vital funds for NCBI’s rehabilitation and children’s services. For people living …Read More about Upcoming NCBI Fundraising Events
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April 14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28,967.33 to date — a remarkable achievement! Are you interested in …Read More about NCBI’s National Tesco Bag-pack Is A Huge Success!
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
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
NCBI Charity shops rely heavily on the hard work of our volunteers. It is important for us to recognise and thank our volunteers for their commitment and contribution to NCBI Charity Shops. A huge thank you to: Pauline McDonnell — NCBI Charity Shop Kells. Carmel Moorehouse — NCBI Charity Shop Kells. Nan Hopkins — …Read More about Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Along with 10 Irish students, NCBI hosted 11 students from the Spanish organisation ONCE as the second part of an exchange program that began in 2017. We held the event in Ozanam House, Mornington, Co. Meath, the sun even shone the day our Spanish guests arrived! We enjoyed sharing our Irish music, dance, food and …Read More about Student Exchange with ONCE of Spain
On the 4th of May a 5k fun run took place in the Phoenix Park, organised by NCBI’s Iona Centre. With over 60 people taking part, the run raised €3893.40. The fun continued when participants went back to the Iona Centre to refresh with soup and sandwiches. Well done to everyone who took part on …Read More about Fun Run with NCBI at Phoenix Park
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