The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)has opened its 100th charity shop, reflecting the growing strength of the charity’s brand. The opening of the store in Main St, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan comes as the charity enjoys a period of rapid growth and is now firmly positioned as the second largest charity shop chain …Read More about NCBI RETAIL REACHES MILESTONE WITH THE OPENING OF 100TH CHARITY SHOP
Voom Voom….NCBI is definitely racing ahead in all areas! Here’s to a wonderful day in Cork next Sunday when Sara McFadden takes to the race tracks as, what we believe to be, Ireland’s first ever rally navigator with sight loss. As her Mother Sandra said today on the ‘Ryan Tubridy’ show on RTE Radio 1 , Sara’s …Read More about NCBI AHEAD OF THE CURVE
A 17 year old Mayo girl with sight loss, who will take to the rally tracks later this month, is believed to be the first visually impaired Rally Navigator in the country. Sara McFadden, who has Albinism, a congenital condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, …Read More about TEENAGE RALLY NAVIGATOR NOT LETTING SIGHT LOSS STOP HER ON THE RACE TRACKS
The NCB Library and Media Centre has over 6,000 accessible books for children and young adults. The collection includes Braille books, audio Books ( CD and DAISY) as well as Large Print books. Children can also access Bookshare, enabling them to download their own selected titles in the format of their choice. The Library is now …Read More about VOTE AND PICK NEW NAME FOR NCBI’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERVICE
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR NCBI’S THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION BURSARY IS 11TH JULY. Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Application Form 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Information and Awarding Criteria 2018
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!
As North Kildare basks in the scorching Summer heat, the busy people from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are asking residents of the area to spread a bit of sunshine of their own by volunteering their time to the sight loss charity. The organisation, which provides practical and emotional help to people …Read More about MAYNOOTH VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY
39 year old Kevin Cave from Louisburgh Co. Mayo , who has sight loss, has had a rocky road in his quest for third level education. Today he has called for a more cohesive planning approach in a bid to enable people who are visually impaired to fully participate in higher education. Kevin ,who has …Read More about CONCERNS OVER THE FALLING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN HIGHER EDUCATION