We have been chosen as Charity Partner for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2018 which takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend (25-29th). The Jazz Festival and our organisation are both well-respected institutions in Cork having been established in 1977 and 1976 respectively.
Alex Completes 32 Marathons Challenge
Cork firefighter Alex O’Shea has just completed his 32 Marathons, 32 Counties in 16 days Challenge in Cork this evening. ‘The Running Fireman’ battled wind and rain in the early hours of this morning to complete marathon number 31 in Waterford, before travelling to Anglesea Street in Cork to start the last run of his […]
Looking after your dog in the hot weather!
We hope you are enjoying the #PAWsome summer weather! Our dogs also enjoy this weather, however we must bear in mind that the heat can affect them differently and they may not always be able to tell us! Dogs regulate their body temperature by panting however, when warm weather is combined with high humidity our […]
Ford Support Heroes Campaign
We are delighted that Ford Ireland have renewed their partnership with Irish Guide Dogs. Ford has been a partner of ours from close to the time of our establishment in 1976. Working across the country, Irish Guide Dogs is dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve […]
Our Amazon Wishlist
Here at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind we are excited to introduce our very own Amazon Wishlist! By purchasing one of these gifts, you can personally add to the environmental enrichment activities that we provide for our #FutureHeroes here at the training centre in Cork. Want to help? It’s easy! Head to http://amzn.eu/7hLXmWt and browse through the items […]
World Sight Day
Unemployment rate of approximately 84% among working age people with sight loss On World Sight Day Thursday October 12th, We are asking employers to give equal opportunity to people with vision loss when considering candidates for employment and to remind them about the wealth of talent available to them from within that community. The disability […]
People of Kildare Raise €1Million
On World Sight Day our Kildare branch hosted in evening of music in Cill Mhuire Church, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. There was some amazing performances on the night from Andrea Begley, former winner of the Voice UK, together with some very talented Guide Dog Owners, Nicky Kealy and Andrew Greene. The concert was held to mark […]
We Welcome New Charity VAT Compensation Scheme
We are delighted to welcome the announcement of a Charity VAT Compensation Scheme by Minister For Finance and Public Expenditure Pascal Donoghue in the 2018 Budget Announcement. This scheme was the cornerstone of pre-budget submission issued earlier this year. You can read our submission in full below Irish Guide Dogs Pre-Budget 2018 Submission This proposal […]