Fighting Blindness – Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark fundraiser invites you to taste what your eyes can’t see

Irish patient-led charity, Fighting Blindness has teamed up with Dublin South Arch Club and Roly Saul The Restaurant in Dundrum to host Dining in the Dark at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th August. This innovative initiative will raise funds to support teams of cyclists from both Fighting Blindness and Dublin South Arch Club who are undertaking a cycle from Paris2Nice (700km over 6 days) from Saturday 20th September – Thursday 25th September.

The event will be made as dark as possible, with guests being presented with a blindfold on arrival and being served by waiting staff who are blind or visually impaired. The experience of finding your food and drink, eating and enjoying your meal, and having conversation with your friends is completely different in the dark. Other senses are heightened such as your hearing, smell, touch, and taste when you are not using your sight and this all contributes to a very enjoyable and unique event. 

What:   Dining in the Dark fundraising event for Fighting Blindness and Dublin South Arch Club

Where: Roly Saul The Restaurant, The Millhouse, Dundrum Town Centre

When:  7.30pm, Thursday 28th August

Booking: Tickets for the event cost €70 per person. For reservations contact Ronnie or Roly Saul on 01 299 0003 or [email protected]. Or Audrey Jones at Fighting Blindness 01 678 9004

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For more information about the Paris2Nice Cycle, visit

About Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish charity enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It also provides a unique professional counselling service for people and families affected by sight loss, and is extremely active in the area of advocacy and patient empowerment. Fighting Blindness is involved with rare, genetic, age-related and degenerative conditions that affect an estimated 224,000 adults and children in Ireland and 285 million worldwide.

The charity was set up as a support group in 1983 by families affected by eye disease and has now evolved to become a charity funding world-leading research into an ultimate cure.

Since 1983, Fighting Blindness has invested over €15 million in over 70 research projects in Irish universities and institutions. The charity relies on individual and company donations to ensure the future development of projects which give hope to those affected by sight loss worldwide.

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