Galway / Mayo Information Events

Our Education and Outreach Programme moves west this September! Caitriona Dunne and Laura Brady PhD will host the meetings in Galway city and Castlebar on September 14 and 15.

On Wednesday, September 14 an information event will take place at 6:30pm in the Humbert Room of the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar. Click here to register for the Mayo Information Evening.

On Thursday, September 15, the Imperial Hotel in Eyre Square, Galway will play host to an information event, again at 6:30pm. Click here to register for the Galway Information Evening.

These meetings are designed for people and families affected by vision loss and also members of the public who are interested in learning about Fighting Blindness. They will focus on conditions that affect the retina, which is located at the back of the eye. These conditions include, amongst others;

  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinitis pigmentosa (RP)
  • Usher syndrome
  • Stargardt disease
  • choroideremia
  • Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA)
  • cone-rod dystrophies
  • retinoschisis
  • Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)

These events are free to attend but we do ask you to register in advance at the links above or by contacting Caitriona on 01 6789 004 or

Education and outreach is a vital part of the work of Fighting Blindness. We are committed to providing information and support to people and families all over Ireland who are living with sight loss. If you would like us to hold an information meeting in your local area please get in touch, we would be delighted to organise an event with you.

Fighting Blindness Information Events are supported through an educational grant from the Hospital Saturday Fund.