Féach is a Support Group for Parents of Blind and visually impaired Children

We are organising some social events for children to meet and make friends with other blind and visually impaired children.

Family Day and AGM


Féach Family Day & AGM

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Registration from 10am, finish 3.30pm

Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise



Speakers include:

* Caroline Lane, NCBI Children's Services

* Joan Curran 'Growing up with VI'

* Stuart Lawlor Sight & Sound; Alex Whelan &

Joe Geraghty Vision Sports

**Meet Sara McFadden and her rally car!**


Latest technology exhibits, low vision aids;

Ash; Sight & Sound; Vision Sports; NCBI;


Irish Guide Dogs and more.


For younger children there are supervised arts and crafts and a chance to meet other children with visual impairment and their siblings. The emphasis is on fun.

Snacks provided for kids, tea/coffee and sconces for parents, lunch available to buy on site or nearby cafés.



Féach If you need any other information please contact:

Laura Horohan – 086 370 2434 or Aoife Kearney – 087 276 1234 Email - feachmail@gmail.com Website: www.feach.ie

Please register on Eventbrite or email, also on Facebook events (search for Feach)

Watersports Inclusion Games(Galway) and Blind football taster in Dundalk.

Come and enjoy the Watersports Inclusion Games 2018.

This free event takes place on the 25th and 26th of August, in the commercial boat club in Galway city.  This promises to be a great event to celebrate sailing, rowing and canoeing for people of all abilities.

This event is aimed primarily at secondary school going young people along with their families and friends, but is open for all ages over 10 years.  Equipment will be provided and no experience is required.

Booking is necessary so to avoid missing out on this exciting event contact Joanne at wsinclusion@gmail.com.

There is a V.I/blind football come and try session in Dundalk sports centre on Saturday June 2nd from 1-3pm.

This also promises to be a fun event and a great opportunity to play football. It is also a chance to learn about the sport as there will be experienced coaches on site to show new comers all the tricks. 
Why not come along and give it a go?

For more info contact: Alex: 085 850 0193 or Triona: 042 93 24299 

Assistive Technology 3 Day Residential Camp, Limerick

Location: University of Limerick, Dromroe/Cappavilla campus

Dates: 27th - 29th June 2018

Target Group: Teenagers, ages between10-14

Level of vision: Open to all levels of vision loss

Places available: 20

Cost: €10 per person per night to be paid on the day by cash or cheque

*Parents/carers are required to stay with Students overnight. Classes start at 12.00pm to 4.30pm on day one, 9.30am to 4.30pm on day two and 9.30am to 1pm on day three.

 Key Focus: This 3 day (2 nights) camp aims to focus on improving assistive technology skills such as touch typing, iPad accessibility, apps, use of Magnifiers/ Readers, and distance aids. This camp will also have activities that promote and support following skills including:

* Independent Travel

* Social and Communication skills

* Organizational skills

* Peer Support

A family event will take place on one of the evenings offering an opportunity for families to meet informally.


For all enquiries and applications please contact: Margaret Bousquet, Programs Coordinator 01 405 6950 margaret.bousquet@ncbi.ie


Summer sailing in Dun Laoghaire for children and adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities

DMYC - National Yacht Club - Royal Irish Yacht Club - Royal St George Yacht Club  have again combined to run this programme in Dún Laoghaire during the summer 2018

Junior Programme (for children aged 8-17 with physical and sensorial disabilities)

1.Introductory Day (Come and Try it!)

Sunday 10th June at 10:30am in the Royal Irish Yacht Club     

2.Sunday morning sailing at Royal St George Yacht Club

Commences Sunday 17th June and continues each Sunday until 19th Aug (except Sun 5th Aug). Run in conjunction with DMYC.  €10 per session or €60 total in advance                                            

3.Two week-long sailing courses

National Yacht Club: 11th – 15th June (5 days) €150 in advance

Royal Irish Yacht Club: 7h – 10thAug (4 days)  €150 in advance  

Adult Programme(for people aged 18 and upwards)

Sailing every Sunday at 1:30pm at the Royal St George YC

From: Sunday 6th May until Sunday 24th June €10 per session or €50 in advance


No sailing experience is necessary
To register interest or for more detail please contact:
Ian French 087 2456834 ianafrench@eircom.net
Ruth Shanahan 0862374801 ruthfin@eircom.com


Please note, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children & adults with intellectual disabilities on this programme.

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