Our puppies have been given an early Christmas present this year, with MSD Animal Health presenting them with ‘the gift of health.’ The donation from the leading animal health specialists will provide around 240 of our dogs in the Breeding Programme, Puppy Raising Programme and our Guide & Assistance Dog Training Programme with a comprehensive […]
Puppies’ Academy – We need Puppy Raisers!
Today we are launching an online campaign seeking volunteer Puppy Raisers to foster pups during the first stages of training to become Guide Dogs. The campaign, entitled Puppies’ Academy, includes a video voiced over by Baz Ashmawy and featuring rugby international Sean O’Brien, lifestyle blogger Lisa Jordan of Just Jordan and Kodaline whose Love like […]
Humans of Irish Guide Dogs – Marjan Foley De Boer
What is your name and where are you from? My name is Marjan Foley de Boer and I live in Co. Waterford What’s the name of your puppy in training and how old is he? We have raised 8 puppies so far and our last puppy Winnie went to Cork to start her early training to […]
Humans of Irish Guide Dogs: Catherine Gallagher
We want you to get to know the #PAWsome humans that make the work we do possible! So, meet Puppy Raising Supervisor Catherine Gallagher! What’s your role at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind? I am a Puppy Raising Supervisor covering Waterford, Kerry and a portion of Cork. Previously, I was a Guide Dog […]
Jazz Paws at the Ready!
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 […]
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 […]