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Companies across Ireland Challenge their Staff to Dine in the Dark

We were thrilled to join our friends in eir yesterday as they held the   inaugural Team Dine in the Dark for Sight Loss as part of our #GoDark campaign.   The eir Grad Team took over for the day, leading colleagues and guests into the function room while BLIND FOLDED! In typical Dine in the[…]

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The relationship between food and wine By Hugh Murray, Co-Founder & Director, CLASSICdrinks

CLASSICdrinks are delighted to be involved with Dine in the Dark and NCBI. We believe the idea is a fantastic way to get people to appreciate the effect blindness has on one’s senses. People get to support a very important charity but at the same time get a really great night out and experience. Eating[…]

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Dine in the Dark Taste Sensation in Fade Street Social

Monday night, the 10th of October, guests arrived at Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s Dine in the Dark Taste Sensation event.  The guests arrived excited yet disconcerted and some slightly nervous. On arrival, the guests were shown their Taster menu for the night. The menu[…]

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Fade Street Social goes over to the dark side for blind charity’s unique Dine in the Dark event

Top Dublin restaurant Fade Street Social will venture over to the dark side next week. But fear not, it’s for a very good cause, as the restaurant is set to host a unique Dine in the Dark event in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). Dine in the Dark is[…]

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Watch our ambassador Neven Maguire’s Dine in the Dark Experience

We visited Dine in the Dark ambassador Neven Maguire in MacNean House, Blacklion, Co. Cavan recently so that he could #godark himself. As you’ll see in the video, this was a really unique experience for Neven, with his head chef serving him some very interesting dishes. Neven then had the job of identifying each element[…]

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National Council for the Blind Challenge Restaurants to Dine in the Dark

Today, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Neven Maguire launched Dine in the Dark Ireland.  Dine in the Dark is a week-long culinary celebration taking place across the country from the 6th to the 13th November.  Supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the campaign will see 200 restaurants and 8000 people[…]

Dine in the Dark Taste Bud Sensation

Tingling Taste Buds

What happens when you remove one sense? Do the other senses benefit as they respond to the absence of another? When it comes to food and eating …. and let’s not forget wine, smells and taste are enhanced all thanks to those tingling little taste buds. While people with sight loss aren’t always able to[…]