“I hate to think of what I would do without the National Council for the Blind of Ireland”. 16 year old Jessica Anyanwu from Skerries, who has Oculocutaneous Albinism, a rare condition which is a reduction or complete lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, describes the national charity for people with …Read More about Run for the NCBI!
A new weekly column by writers with a disability will now feature in the Irish Times. This week Bobbie Hickey wrote a great article. Bobbie is 19 and lives in Dublin. She begins by writing “Some fun facts about me are that I have a speedboat driving licence, I ride horses and I love travelling. Another fun …Read More about How do you make a sandwich when you’re blind?
Dublin Lucan, Tallaght, Nutgrove, Rathfarnham, Blanchardstown Roselawn (Tesco Superstore ), Clearwater, Ballyfermot, Balbriggan, Clondalkin, Dun Laoghaire Bloomfields, Rathmines. Kildare Naas, Newbridge, Celbridge, Maynooth, Kildare. Cavan Cavan. Westmeath Mullingar & Golden Island Athlone. Offaly Birr. Meath Navan & Ashbourne. Donegal Letterkenny. Galway Galway, Oranmore, Ballinasloe. Mayo Ballinrobe, Castlebar, …Read More about NCBI National Tesco bag Pack Locations
The 7th Annual Cumiskey’s Pub Quiz will take place on Thursday 29th March at 8.30pm. The quiz will take place in Cumiskey’s Pub, Broadstone, Upper Dominick Street, Broadstone, Dublin 7. A table of 4 is €10 per person. There will be raffle prizes on the night also! The night is in aid of the National …Read More about Holy Thursday Quiz Night in aid of NCBI
The upcoming digital skills courses for the Dublin/Northeast area will take place in the Training Centre, Drumcondra. For information on courses in other regions contact your local regional NCBI office. Digital Skills for Beginners This is a short course designed to introduce the user to the Internet, its uses and its potential. During this ten …Read More about NCBI Digital Skills Calendar of Events 2018- Northeast / Dublin area
The tactile ballot templates will be used in referenda from this year, allowing people with sight loss to vote in secret for the first time. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government consulted with NCBI on the design of the template and we are pleased to say that they have taken on board our …Read More about All you need to know about the Tactile Ballot Paper Template
The laws protecting the rights of visually impaired people in Ireland have been copper fastened with the long awaited ratification of the historic UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Ireland has finally ratified the Convention, ten years after it was signed, making it the last country in Europe to do so. Groups …Read More about NCBI WELCOMES IRELAND’S RATIFICATION OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
On Saturday 31st March there will be a fundraising dance in aid of NCBI taking place in Fitzpatrick’s Country Club, Clonmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Tickets are just €10 each and are available on the door on the night and by calling, Mary 086 8682 423 / Helen 087 696 2140. The Brendan Lee Band will …Read More about NCBI Fundraising Dance in Tipperary
It was a personal interest in sight loss and respect for the work done by the NCBI , National Council for the Blind of Ireland ,that led Limerick based William Priestly to first explore volunteering for the charity. The 38 year old who runs the West End Youth Centre in the city says “I approached …Read More about Limerick Volunteer Praised For Restoring ‘Faith In Humanity’
Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) students from Mullingar Community College recently made a joint presentation to the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Crumlin Children’s Hospital following their annual charity event. Beauty Therapy and Childcare students, alongside their teachers, organised a Halloween themed coffee morning and a special charity day commercial salon. This year’s …Read More about Mullingar Community College holds their annual charity event