Ahead of Dog Friendly Day Ireland, the winner of Travel Counsellors’ ‘Name Our TC Puppy’ competition, nine year-old Sam Lawlor, got the chance to meet Travel Counsellors’ sponsored Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy, Reuben. Sam, along with his mother, Kildare based Travel Counsellor Gail Buckley, and brother, Ben Lawlor (15), met 8 week […]
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially launches Guide Dog Day
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today launched our one day national fundraising campaign Guide Dog Day which takes place on Friday 10 May. We are a national charity dedicated to helping people living with sight loss or autism improve their mobility and independence. Guide Dog Day will focus on the organisation’s clients, their families and volunteers sharing […]
Car Raffle 2018 Winner announced
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Tom Sweeney from Dunmore East has won our 2018 Car Raffle! He is now the worthy owner of brand new 2019 Ford Focus. The winning ticket was drawn by Paul O’Sullivan, Sales Director of Ford Ireland. A massive thank you to Ford Ireland who so generously donated the […]
Padraig Mallon, Chief Executive
Padraig Mallon, Chief Executive of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, who has served the organisation with great dedication for the last 15 years has announced that he is to leave the organisation to take up a new challenge. President and Co-Founder, Jim Dennehy, speaking on behalf of the organisation at their Annual Raffle, […]
Christmas Comes Early Thanks To MSD!
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.