Last Saturday Guide Dog Owner Ed Harper was featured on RTE Radio 1’s Countrywide, hosted by Damien O’Reilly. Ed was speaking to producer Grainne McPolin about his life on Cape Clear as a goat farmer and how his Guide Dog Izzy makes it possible. Check out the short video RTE have produced about their visit to […]
Humans of Irish Guide Dogs – Evelyn
We want you to get to know our PAWsome staff and to ask them questions about their work. So meet Evelyn! What’s your role at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind? I work on the Fundraising team as Corporate Partnerships Executive. How long have you been working here? I have been working with Irish […]
Lean’s Lessons on Bringing A Guide/Assistance Dog in a Taxi
Have you ever wondered how and where a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog travels in a taxi or hackney? This week our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator Lean Kennedy, looks at all you need to know about how Guide Dogs & Assistance Dogs travel in taxis, hackneys or other Small Public Service Vehicles.
Lean’s Lessons on Guide & Assistance Dog Access Rights
People are often surprised to hear Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are allowed into airplanes, schools and even hospitals. There are no restrictions on Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs, for example health and safety or food hygiene regulations. The Guide or Assistance Dog is an absolutely essential aid to their owner. Therefore businesses and services […]
Lean’s Lessons on Greeting A Guide Dog!
Did you know today is International Guide Dogs Day? To celebrate our working Guide Dog partnerships on International Guide Dogs Day, Lean Kennedy, our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator is sharing some tips on how best to greet a Guide Dog and it’s Owner. There is much people can do in their community to help people […]
Lean’s Lessons for Cyclists around Working Dogs
Have you ever wondered why a Guide Dog stops their blind or vision impaired owner in their tracks as you cycle by? This week our Advocacy and Policy Officer, Lean Kennedy sheds some light on why Guide Dogs do this, and no it is not to give way to cyclists! Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs […]
Lean’s Lessons on being a Smart Street Hero
Over the months of April and May you will encounter our Volunteer and staff street collectors working hard to raise vital funds to support the work of Irish Guide Dogs as part of our HEROES appeal. Another way you can help though is to support our Smart Streets campaign. In this weeks’ Lean’s Lessons, Lean, […]
Ambassador Dogs Jodie & Ozzie Unite in Marriage!
You are cordially invited to the doggy wedding of the year!! Our Ambassador Dogs Jodie & Ozzie will tie the knot at a PAWsome wedding ceremony in Ballincollig Regional Park in Cork at 11:30am on Sunday May 13th to launch our national dog walking series, Dogs Unite. Our Event Organiser & Regional Volunteer Coordinator Lynda […]
Roy Keane asks you to support our Heroes appeal
Roy Keane travelled to the Tyndall National Institute, Cork to mark the launch of our Heroes Appeal which starts on April 6th. Our Annual Heroes fundraising appeal will see our volunteers and staff collecting nationwide to raise much-needed funds to support our work with people who are blind or vision impaired and the families of […]
Regatta Launch Partnership
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Regatta Great Outdoors and sponsorship of Puppy in Training Wanda in her first year of training. This sponsorship covers the dogs important first year of training where they begin their journey to provide life changing services. Speaking at the announcement, our CEO Padraig Mallon said; “It is […]