Celebrating 30 years of Guide Dogs NI

Guidedogs Cityhall 005During Guide Dog Week at the start of October, Belfast City Hall was lit up in blue and white to celebrate three decades of Guide Dogs working across Northern Ireland.

Since October 1984 we’ve created more than 400 guide dog partnerships and developed a range of services to help even more people who are visually impaired.

Our first base in Sandown Road was at the heart of its community for 25 years and from it we pioneered practices that have gone on to be used by Guide Dogs nationally. In 1992 we were the first team to use volunteer boarders for our dogs and in 2008 we piloted a sighted guiding scheme that became our My Guide Service.

We’re celebrating our birthday over the next year with a number of events.

Read more on the events and activities.

To find a full list of events near to you please use our map feature on the right of this page, just insert your postcode.

Peatlands Park Registration- 25 April 2015


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