Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is Ireland's national charity dedicated to helping persons who are blind or vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.
A future where persons who are blind, vision impaired and disabled achieve independence and dignity through our world-class dog and ancillary services.
To provide the highest quality of services in partnership with our clients while planning for the future and valuing clients, volunteers and each other.
We receive over 80% of our income through voluntary donations and fundraising through a network of volunteers across the country. It will cost over €4 million to run our organisation this year.
Our National Headquarters and Training Centre is located on the Model Farm Road two miles outside Cork City. All our training programmes are run at this location. Some of our courses last up to three weeks with clients staying at the Centre for the duration of their training. Full aftercare is provided for all clients in their home and community.
View the photo gallery of our National Headquarters and Training Centre in Cork.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is proud to be a member of VISPA (Vision Impaired Service Providers Alliance), which includes Fighting Blindness, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) and ChildVision the National Education Centre for Blind Children (formerly St. Joseph’s Centre for the Visually Impaired).