Abseil for World Sight Day

On 10 October 2024, join us to celebrate World Sight Day by taking on the challenge of a lifetime: abseil 150ft from the roof of Croke Park in Dublin.

Dr Sinead Kane, an international keynote speaker, solicitor and visually impaired athlete, took on the abseil challenge as a Sightsavers ambassador in 2022.

Each year in October, Sightsavers Ireland hosts a once-in-a-lifetime challenge to mark World Sight Day: a 150ft abseil from the roof of Ireland’s Croke Park.

Sightsavers Ireland aims to make World Sight Day even more special with the help of our supporters! Why not challenge yourself, your colleagues, family or friends to take on this fantastic event to help support our life-changing work?

For the cost of €1,300, your team of four people can help Sightsavers change lives by protecting the sight of more than 26,000 people in some of the world’s poorest countries. You can also take part as an individual for €350.

About the challenge

When: 10 October 2024
Where: Croke Park, Dublin
Cost: €350 per person or €1,300 per team of four
How do I sign up?: Email Emma at [email protected] or call 01 6637666

For more details or to sign up, email us!

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What does the abseil package include?

  • Sightsavers World Sight Day t-shirt
  • Abseil off Croke Park (90-minute time slot)
  • Abseil equipment and professional instruction
  • Experience the Croke Park Skyline tour
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits
Logo with the words 'Ebseil Croke Park for World Sight Day'.

How do I sign up?

If you’re interested in taking part, contact Emma at [email protected] or call 01 6637666. We’d be delighted to provide you with more information on this thrilling challenge.

Click on our gallery below to see some of the intrepid supporters who have taken on the challenge in previous years. logoThe concept and logistics for the event are overseen by outdoor retailer, whose experts will guide us and our supporters throughout the challenge.

How your support is helping

A collection of surgical instruments used for cataract operations, placed on green hospital fabric.


Could restore the sight of one adult by providing a cataract operation to replace the clouded lenses in their eyes.

Mr Ndalela performs a trichiasis operation on Mariah.


Could provide operations for three people with advanced trachoma, stopping the pain and restoring vision.


The cost of a team of four for the abseil could provide medication to protect 26,000 people against river blindness.

Want more information about our abseil in 2024?

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Partners who have taken on the challenge

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