The Skyview Tower in Smithfield, Dublin. Volunteers will be abseiling down the tower for the charity Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in late April.

Charity looking for fundraising volunteers to abseil down Dublin landmark this month

The charity Acquired Brain Injury Ireland wants members of the public to face their fears by abseiling 190 feet down the landmark Skyview Tower in Smithfield, Dublin, later this month.

The fundraising challenge will take place on Saturday, April 27, and is designed to help raise money to make a life-changing difference to survivors of brain injury and their families.

"We are looking for more brave supporters to abseil in Smithfield for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland," explained Matt Powell, Community Fundraising Coordinator.

"We had an amazing event last year, with almost 100 people participating on the day. We'd really love to see even more people there this April. This challenge is a great way to push your own boundaries while supporting the brain injury survivors we work with."

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) said 19,000 people in this country acquire a brain injury each year – or 52 people every single day. Brain injuries happen suddenly, often with drastic, life-altering consequences, as the result of strokes, road traffic accidents, falls and assaults.

ABI Ireland provides rehabilitation to survivors and their families so that they can live their fullest lives, with confidence, as part of their communities.

'Abseil For Brain Injury' on April 27 will give participants an opportunity to see all of Dublin from one of the best locations in the city, with unobstructed views stretching as far as Howth and Killiney.

The huge red brick Skyview Tower dominates the Smithfield skyline and is the former chimney for the iconic Jameson Distillery.

Registration for the event is open now. There is a €20 registration fee, and a fundraising target of €200 for each participant, with all money raised going directly to ABI Ireland.

Those interested in taking part can visit to sign up.