We have some exciting new additions to the Balbriggan/North County Dublin branch! On Monday the 9th of May, Adele Halpin of Stamullen welcomed black Labrador, Voldee into her home as a puppy in training, where he will stay with Adele and her family for the next 12-14 months before he heads off to Cork HQ. Andy Green of Balbriggan also welcomed a new addition. Andy returned to Balbriggan with his new guide dog, golden Labrador, Ollie on Friday the 13th of May, after the retirement of his trusty Guide Dog Nico last year. Andy, along with Ollie and his wonderful choir Cór Fingal performed in Millfield Shopping Centre, outside Specsavers on the 28th May last. The recital was in part to celebrate the fact that Andy got a new Guide Dog and also because Specsavers has been in Balbriggan now for ten years. Did you know that thanks to Brian Brodigan and Paul Quinn of our local Specsavers, a tap to donate machine for the Irish Guide dogs has now gone into over 50 Specsavers across Ireland? If you want to support us, you can find one of our tap to donate machines, where you can donate a minimum of €3 to us in Specsavers, Millfield Shopping Centre, Balbriggan. We are so grateful for all the support. We want to thank Brian, Paul and Specsavers. We would also like to wish Adele and Voldee and Andy and Ollie all the best in the future.
You might remember Adel, puppy raised by Anne Mulligan, went to Cork HQ back on May 17th and we are pleased to say Adel has settled in very well in the centre and we’re looking forward to all the promising updates to come. Would you like to be a puppy raiser and help change lives? You can find information on the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind website guidedogs.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also contact your local branch on Facebook, by email at GuideDogsBalbriggan@gmail.com or by mobile on 085 766 3107 to find out ways to support your local branch.