Last Wednesday, the 13th of December, NCBI presented to the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport on Accessibility of Public Transport for people with disabilities NCBI presented alongside colleagues from the National Disability Federation, Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Deaf Society, Inclusion Ireland and Disability Activist Dr. Margaret Kennedy. Watch it back here
There was a large turnout for the official opening of NCBI’s latest retail offering in Leixlip. Staff and volunteers worked hard preparing the premises at Unit 3, laying on refreshments for the assembled guests and avid shoppers . These included local Fianna Fail TD Frank O’ Rourke and local Parish Priest, Fr. John who blessed the shop. …Read More about Large crowd turnout for Leixlip shop opening
LEIXLIP BARGAIN HUNTERS REJOICE AS NEW NCBI SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS A new charity shop in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has opened in Leixlip. The shop in Unit 3, Main St, is stocked with quality clothes, some new and some pre loved, books and other items to raise …Read More about LATEST NCBI CHARITY SHOP ADDS TO THE LEIXLIP FASHION SCENE
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has today (Wednesday 13th December) renewed its calls for a fully accessible reliable public transport system to adequately serve the needs of the growing numbers of people with sight loss in Ireland. Presenting a submission to the Joint Committee of the Oireachtas on Transport, Tourism and Sport, the …Read More about NCBI Presents Transport Submission to Joint Committee of the Oireachtas
On Saturday 27th January 2018, from 8pm, the NCBI Variety Gig Night will take place in the Druid’s Chair, Killiney, Dublin. Spread the word; bring your friends and family for an evening of live music performance to raise funds for and awareness of NCBI! Soul Agreed and Three Blind Mice (made of the members of …Read More about Post Christmas get together! – NCBI Variety Gig Night
NCBI are not currently doing any telephone or door to door fundraising campaigns. There has been reports of people claiming to be from NCBI and looking for funds. We ask everyone to be wary at this vulnerable time of the year.
Seasonal treats will be the order of the day at the upcoming Cake Bake Sale in Ballina Co. Mayo in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Ballina businesswoman, Shona Golden, whose six year old Daughter Kara has Albinism, is organising the event saying “I couldn’t think of a better cause.” “The NCBI …Read More about Ballina Bakes for the NCBI!
Ceann Comhairle puts his skills of keeping order to use for NCBI’S National Table Quiz The Ceann Comhairle, Kildare’s Sean O’ Fearghail, normally more at home keeping order on heated debates in the Dail, was keeping check on a different group of people this week at Ireland’s only National Table Quiz. The National …Read More about NCBI NATIONAL TABLE QUIZ
Support NCBI this Christmas by buying NCBI Christmas cards. There are two packs of Christmas cards available to choose from. Each pack contains 12 cards, 6 designs and a unique Braille greeting. They are available to buy from Head Office, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, in our NCBI Retail Shops nationwide and online here. A 12 pack …Read More about
Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin who scopped an award at the Irish Books Awards for her latest book, Stand By Me’ which features a little girl with sight loss. Judi was one of our special guests at the recent Children’s Fun Braille Reading Day. http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-book-awards-winners-2-37208…/ **Included in the Journal.ie link is a picture of …Read More about Big congratulations to Author Judi Curtin