Proceeds from NYF Street Fest presented to National Council for the Blind of Ireland


On Tuesday, 2nd March at 11 am, in the Mansion House, An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh presents the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) with a cheque for €24,000 from proceeds raised through ticket sales from NYF Street Fest.
Street Fest was a new addition to the NYF Dublin Festival programme in 2015, where 5,000 people rang in the New Year in Stephen’s Green South with live music performances from some of Ireland’s top musical performers, Le Galaxie, All Tvvins and Wyvern Lingo.

Speaking in advance of the presentation the Lord Mayor said:
“I am delighted to be presenting the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) with this cheque and I would like to acknowledge the great work that the organisation does for people in Ireland who are blind and vision impaired. Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil leo as ucht a gcuid oibre thábhachtach.
I would also like to thank our festival partners, Fáilte Ireland and festival promoters Holohan Leisure and MCD Productions for supporting my decision to choose NCBI as a beneficiary of the proceeds from the NYF Street Fest music event.”
Chris White, CEO National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) said:
"We're delighted to have been chosen by the Lord Mayor to be the recipient of the funds raised on New Year’s Eve through Street Fest 2015. The monies raised will go towards providing services for people with sight loss throughout Dublin city."
Keelin Fagan, Head of Dublin for Fáilte Ireland said:
"The NYF Street Fest was one of the highlights of the New Year Festival. With more than a quarter of the attendees coming from overseas, it was a fantastic platform for the best of Irish talent in the magnificent surroundings of St Stephen's Green. The NYF Festival is becoming an annual highlight in the tourism calendar and is growing year on year. Indeed, it was recognised late last year by National Geographic as one of the top ten things to do globally over the winter period. I am delighted today that it continues to work its magic with this donation to the National Council for the Blind - a very worthy and valuable organisation which works tirelessly on behalf of so many."

Photos will be circulated to picture desks by Conor McCabe Photography today.

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Notes to the Editor
NYF Dublin
NYF Dublin is a 3 day city wide festival celebrating the best of contemporary Irish talent in Arts, Music, Culture and Live Entertainment.
Spanning the New Year period from 30 December – 1 January, it celebrates a multi-platform experience inspired by the diversity and complexity of Ireland’s contemporary culture. For more information visit
The NYF Dublin Festival is an initiative by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council and produced and promoted by Holohan Leisure and MCD Productions.
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is the national sight loss agency, it is a not for profit charitable organisation which provides support and services nationwide to people experiencing sight loss.
They also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired.
For more information visit