People across Ireland are being encouraged to experience the world a little bit differently this week during a national 'Dine in the Dark' culinary celebration and fundraiser.
In aid of the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI), 200 restaurants across the country will plunge into darkness, forcing approximately 8,000 diners to make use of heightened senses of taste, touch and smell to enjoy their meals.
Longford's Black Olive restaurant, located on Ballymahon Street, is getting involved in this worthwhile initiative, with proprietor Fiona O'Keeffe gearing up for a great night.
She said; “it's a unique evening, giving customers an experience of what it's like for blind people to eat and all for a great cause.”
The campaign will go towards funding for services to help enhance the lives of those who are living with blindness.
“They will be blindfolded,” continued Fiona, before explaining how the restaurant will assist diners.
“We will have to strategically place everything for people, with the plate laid out as best as possible to separate the food.”
The Black Olive will be serving a three course meal at a cost of just €25, €5 of which will go to the NCBI.
Excited about how the night will pan out, Fiona finished; “it will be a fun evening and all for a great cause.”
Longford Dine in the Dark will take place this Friday, November 11 at 8pm.
To book a place, call The Black Olive on 043 3336248.
If you are unable to attend but wish to contribute, text DARK to 50300 to donate €4 and be in with a chance of winning a wine cellar.