We were delighted to welcome Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC and Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, VP for External Relations to our HQ on Monday 11th December. The visit served to further strengthen the already strong relationship between UCC and Irish Guide Dogs, presenting an opportunity to discuss the ongoing and potential new collaborations between us […]
Today is #GivingTuesday!
Today Tuesday 28th November is #GivingTuesday, a day of giving and charity to follow the super sales of Black Friday & Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday serves to remind people of the joy that giving can bring. On this #GivingTuesday here is two simple ways to give! Volunteer some time this #GivingTuesday! One of the most prolific […]
Irish Guide Dogs receive donation from Hospital Saturday Fund
Twenty-six Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at University College Cork on Monday 20 November 2017. In total, €115,000 was donated to the charities at the event, which was hosted by UCC in the Aula Maxima in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Cork and […]
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 […]
RTE Today Show have adopted a Puppy!
RTÉ Today with Maura and Daithi have adopted an eight-week old puppy and they want you to name him! The show have teamed up with Irish Guide Dogs to raise awareness about the work they do and encourage people to become puppy raisers. The eight-week-old heart-melter will come visit the studio from time to time […]
Catherine Leacy, has had impaired vision since her early childhood because of a congenital metabolic blood condition. She trained with her Guide Dog Ivan in 2011 and is kindly sharing her frightening experience with bangers during the Halloween period last year. Catherine and her Guide Dog, Ivan, pass a secondary school on route to the bus […]
Leave your gift for the future, leave a legacy
This My Legacy Week, We are asking you to continue to support us by leaving a legacy gift in your will, after you have taken care of your family and loved ones. Large or small, it is a special and personal way to make an impact on causes you cherish most for the future. We […]
Balbriggan Volunteers Meet Australian Governor General
Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia, and his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove spent Saturday, 23rd September 2017 with representatives from the Irish Men’s Shed in Balbriggan along with our Balbriggan/North Dublin Volunteer Branch Chair Tom O’ Neil. The Men’s Shed concept originated in Australia and according to Sir Peter, who is patron of the […]
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 […]
We’re Finalists at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards!
We are finalists for the following awards in relation to our HEROES Campaign in April: Best use of Facebook – Large Business Best use of Video – Business with 30+ Employees Check out our nominated video ‘For the Love of Dog’ The annual awards organised by Cork Chamber and BiznetCork Skillnet are taking place this […]