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These are the sights Irish people would miss most

Sightsavers asks people to take snaps of things they would miss being able to see were they to lose their vision… this is the result.

WHAT WOULD YOU most miss seeing if you were to lose your sight in the morning?

It’s a sobering question but one that has prompted hundreds of Irish people to submit their snapshots in response. Sightsavers Ireland hit on the thought-provoking topic for their first Snap-A-Sight contest, in order to highlight the issue of global blindness.

A spokesperson for Sightsavers Ireland said that the contest was particularly popular among teenagers who were “engaged in a ‘language’ they would understand – phones and photos”.

The top photos – as voted for by the public – go on display today at Filmbase on Curved Street, Temple Bar in Dublin.

You should head down there to see the full collection but this should give you a taster of how creative people got with their phones… and make you feel grateful for the gift of sight.

These are the sights Irish people would miss most
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  • Bronagh Dunne - The changing of the seasons

    Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Charlotte Lucas - Sheet music

    "I would miss being able to read sheet music and play my favourite instrument, the piano."Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Conor Leneghan - Sunset

    "I'd miss the evenings when the west shows its beauty."Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Gregory Foley - I'd miss the views from a plane

    Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Bébhinn Naughton - Donegal

    "The beautiful and unique view of rural Ireland, it's always full of surprises!"Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Angelika Delekta - Summer 2013

    Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight
  • Jilly McGrath - My source of all happiness

    Source: Sightsavers/Snap-A-Sight

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