Thanks to Pobal for sponsoring our Hero Booklet, celebrating those who have made a massive difference to our children’s lives. This was part of the ARISE program promoting social enterprises like Féach. The introduction to the book was written by President Higgins himself, the Heroes include, Dr. Michael O’Keeffe, Grainne Meaney – Visiting Teacher, Leo… Continue Reading Hero Booklet – Celebrating those who make a difference
My name is Dean and I’m visually impaired. I’m twelve years old and I live in Waterford. I would like to tell you about a great week’s skiing holiday that I went on in St. Johann, Austria. The holiday was organised be Féach and Topflight and this was the second year I have gone on… Continue Reading Ski’s the Limit – Deans Story of Skiing St. Johann
The first part of the treat to Ballymaloe was heading off on the train, another favourite of mine, sitting there enjoying the sounds and rhythm of the train. When I arrived in Cork it was straight down the road to the cookery school. Thankfully I was staying with friends down there so I was collected… Continue Reading Crazy Cooking in Ballymaloe Cookery School, Cork.
The transition from second-level education to college is a rather large step for anyone, least of all those with a visual impairment. In 2008, I was one of many to make that transition. I moved from Wesley college, Dublin, with almost a thousand students (this being a little larger than most secondary schools) to NUI… Continue Reading The College Experience by a Visually Impaired Student
I’m writing to tell you of our recent breakthrough with regard to our daughter’s glasses. I hope this information might be of some help to others who suffer with glare from the sun. Our youngest daughter Sarah was born in September 2000 with a retinal eye condition called Lebers Congenital Amarousis. We were told when… Continue Reading What a spectacle! – By a parent
My first year in Trinity College Dublin has been a learning curve for me as well as for the staff I have met. There is a very welcoming atmosphere in Trinity with each new student being invited into the community. This was a very nice way to start my year, feeling that I belonged before… Continue Reading My First Year Adventure in Trinity College – by a blind student
The Leaving Certificate is a daunting task for most. For a certain few however, it does not only manifest itself as a scary monster waiting for you under your bed, but as a rocky mountain, with a steep upward slope for you to climb, with little more than what God has given you. And it… Continue Reading The Leaving Certificate – by a visually impaired student