Welcome to the Craic On podcast

Whether you’re affected by sight loss are blind or partially sighted or know someone who is this is your podcast. Your voice, your stories, your lives! 

Drew Cochrane holding his book entitled "From the Carry Row to Tokyo"

Craic On, produced by RNIB in Northern Ireland, features a rich mix of local voices and local stories of local people affected by sight loss.  We have different themes each episode and welcome any and all input and ideas from you our listeners! 

The Craic On podcast (formerly Sound Vision Online) joins a growing family of other great RNIB podcasts which includes The Weekly Connect, Tech Talk and Read On Air

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This month:

We're delighted to be joined by blind golf champion and now local Ballymena celebrity, Drew Cochrane. He talks about his early life, sight loss diagnosis, subsequent depression and how he went on to discover the sport of blind golf - something he credits with saving his life.  

Drew talks candidly about his darkest days and how he went onto pen his life story in his book, From the Carry Row to Tokyo. He urges people to speak to someone about their mental health and to take up a hobby or sport that focuses your mind, motivates you and connects you with likeminded people.  

If you would like to speak to someone about your sight loss, or about getting involved in the sport of blind golf, you can call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.

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