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 […]
32 Marathons in 16 Days – Alex’s Challenge for us!
We are delighted to announce that Cork fire fighter “The Running Fireman” Alex O’Shea will attempt his 32 Marathons, 32 counties in 16 days Challenge starting in Dingle, Co. Kerry on Saturday, 1st September. All proceeds will go towards supporting our life changing work. Alex will be joined on his challenge by Tralee native Garda […]
An inspiring story of how one good moment can lead to another
Last St Patrick’s Day, 2018, nine year old Rachel and eight year old Daniel Murphy of Ballinalee decided to be entrepreneurs. Supervised by older brother Declan they made up bracelets, rings and necklaces out of loom bands. These bands were all the rage in 2017. They are made of half-inch coloured elastic bands that they […]
Cognex Sponsors a Guide Dog Puppy
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Cognex Ireland Ltd. As part of their sponsorship Cognex are funding the first year of training for their own dog called Cognex. The €5,000 donation covers the dogs vitally important first year of training. With more than 13,000 registered blind people in Ireland and over […]
Qualcomm sponsor a Puppy
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with telecoms company Qualcomm who are sponsoring the entire working life of a Guide Dog. A huge thank you to the Qualcomm Foundation and the CSR Committee at Qualcomm Cork for selecting Irish Guide Dogs and making this very generous donation.Last week some members from Qualcomm’s […]
Humans of Irish Guide Dogs – Deirdre Lehane
We want you to get to know the #PAWsome humans that make the work we do possible! So, meet Deirdre Lehane from our Finance department. Who are you and what is your role at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind? Hi, I’m Deirdre Lehane and I’m a Finance/Payroll Administrator. How long have you been working here? […]
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 […]