We will be showcasing our Sensory Tunnel in Heuston Station today (11 October) to mark World Sight Day 2018. The tunnel, sponsored by Royal Canin, gives users a unique sense of what it is like to be vision impaired.
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 […]
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 […]