A covid-19 update from NCBI

For the latest information on Coronavirus and advice on how to keep you and your family safe, please visit the HSE's Coronavirus page.

Six of our shops are closed due to the level 4 lockdown restrictions 

Unfortunately due to the Governments decision to move to Level 4 lockdown in Donegal, Cavan & Monaghan to stop the spread of Covid-19 our shops in Donegal, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon, Cavan, Carrickmacross & Virginia are temporarily closed until further notice.

All the other shops are still open respecting social distancing of course.


​We have new stock, all steam cleaned, just for you. Come along to see what’s in your local store.
Find your local store here


Our services to people who are blind or visually impaired continue to operate.
Our National InfoLine 1850 33 43 53 is open Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.

What's new in the shops?


Free Furniture

After 8th June we will be collecting furniture for free again. You can book a free collection to donate unwanted furniture and electrical items to our stores. 

Collections services operate in the areas of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Wexford.



We need you!

Our volunteers are the backbone of our operation and without them, we simply cannot survive. 

We are kindly asking if you can spare some time to help us get back on track, we would highly appreciate it.


donations area

Marked by yellow & black tape. This will indicate where you can put your donation bags.

All bags will be left unopened for 72 hours. Please note storage space of bags is limited so staff may advise you to return on another day with your donation.


Social distancing
Hand sanitiser

You will see inside of our shops, there are now floor stickers – to act as markers to remind customers of the space they should be keeping.

Hand sanitiser will be available for you before shopping.

Which items can you donate?

Clothes donation

  • We accept all types of clothes, women, men, kids, occasional wear and even wedding dresses.  

  • Paired shoes and linens

  • No duvets, mattresses or pillows, please. 


We collect all sorts of items:

  • Sofas, suites, armchairs

  • Tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, lamps

  • Bedroom furniture

  • Small Electricals

  • books, DVDs, CDs, collectables and bric-a-brac


We also accept a range of kids items:

  • Clothing & shoes

  • Buggies & prams

  • Toys

  • Baby furniture

  • Baby gear

To guarantee other children can enjoy the toys to the max, please ensure:

  • All pieces are included e.g. jigsaw puzzles, Lego etc.

  • No parts are broken e.g. action figures, dolls, electronic games etc. 

  • All soft toys & teddies are clean.

Why your donation matters?

In these frightening times, people living alone with sight loss are more isolated and anxious than ever. For them, NCBI's crucial services are a lifeline. 

This is Nora's experience...

"When you can't see, the human voice and personal contact are so important. I've had good neighbours and friends who would call in for a chat. Now I'm completely on my own and the NCBI Library is my only friend." 

Make a donation

You can make a one-time donation or you can take part in the new Eye Can Community Lottery. For as little as 8.80€ per month you will be directly supporting thousands of people with sight loss like Nora.

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