Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind at Dun Laoghaire East Pier Bandstand- 12th July 2015

Fundraising Dog VippDún Laoghaire Harbour welcomes  ‘The Steadfast Brass Band’ to help you enjoy an afternoon stroll along the Pier- in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provide training and support to people with impaired vision and families living with autism.

Most obvious to the public, is that of providing Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs. Tho training and assistance happens in other ways also: Use of Long Cane, Independent Living, Orientation and Mobility, Assess to Education.


Puppies in Training
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture Conor McCabe Photography. Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.


Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are bread, reared and trained with the co-operation of volunteers. Puppies are homed with a Puppy Walker for up to 12 months.  The puppy learns basic training and social manners! They are allowed access to all places that a Guide Dog may go, so as to become familiar with the hustle and bustle of every day life.  They transfer to HQ in Cork for specialised training lasting about 10 months, that enables them to become a Guide or Assistance Dog.  Once paired with their human further training takes place for the pair at HQ followed up in the owner’s locality.

7 pups in a row


It is very expensive to get a dog from new a born through puppy hood to working Guide or Assistance Dog – €38,000.00!!!


80% of funding comes from the ever generous public and your donations are absolutely essential to providing this wonderful service.


So come along on the day and enjoy ‘The Steadfast Brass Band’ on the Pier!


Picture Conor McCabe Photography.
Picture Conor McCabe Photography.