Irish Blind Sport is organising a fun weekend of competition and “Come & Try” sport on the weekend of 11th-12th May 2013. The MayFest Dinner, to celebrate 25 years of Irish Blind Sports, will also be held on the evening of Saturday 11th at the Grand Canal Hotel. The occasion will be marked by the organisation changing name from Irish Blind Sports to Vision Sports Ireland.

Details of the events planned:

Come & Try: Join Irish Blind Sports on Saturday 11th May at the ALSAA Sports Complex, beside Dublin Airport, and try your hand, or foot at more than 12 sports.  Entry is open to all ages and is absolutely FREE.

SuperStars: In tandem with “Come & Try” you will also find competition, in the form of ‘80s style “SuperStars”, at ALSAA. Take part in up to 5 sports, add up your finishing position in each, and you could be a winner.  Competition will be open to all with categories based on sight, age and gender. Under 18’s go FREE while over 18s pay a small fee of €10 (€15 for non-members of Irish Blind Sports).

MayFest Dinner: On Saturday evening the MayFest Dinner will take place at the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4 (beside Grand Canal DART station), Following a 3 course meal plus tea/coffee there will be LIVE music and entertainment with bar closure at 1.30 am. Tickets for the MayFest Dinner will cost €30 per person with a €5 discount for members of Irish Blind Sports. Admission will be by ticket only; order your ticket/s using the Entry Form.

Leisure Football / International Match: There will be two football tournaments at ALSAA on Sunday 12th May: a leisure event for all over 16’s (male and female) to come and try. Also, you can look forward to a Futsal international challenge, maybe England! Entry fee for leisure football tournament: absolutely FREE!

Walk: Alternatively, you can take to the Royal Canal on Sunday for a 90 minute organised stroll, followed by refreshments at the HQ of the National League of the Blind of Ireland in Hill St. Entry to the walk – and light refreshments – is  FREE!

Accommodation: For those travelling and staying over for the weekend we have organised a special discount accommodation rate at the Grand Canal Hotel: Room only €88; room plus breakfast for 1 person €98 and room plus breakfast for 2 €108. Ring Hotel Reservations at 01-6461000 NOW and quote “Irish Blind Sports MayFest” to receive this special rate.

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Registration now open, entry forms available to download at