october, 2021

2021octAbseil for Brain Injury 2021

Event Details


Currently the Abseil for Brain Injury event is sold out. We are operating a waiting list. If you would like to be added to that waiting list please contact Matt Powell at Mpowell@abiireland.ie

Abseil for Brain Injury

Get ready to raise some funds and help support the work of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland by dropping 190 feet!

It’s scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 in Smithfield, Dublin.

We are looking for brave and capable people who want to do something a little bit different whilst raising money for brain injury survivors. This will be Acquired Brain Injury Irelands first ever abseil event.

The challenge will be to abseil down the iconic Skyview Tower so this is truly a unique opportunity! It will be well worth it for the breath-taking unobstructed views of Dublin stretching as far as Howth and Killiney. This huge red brick tower dominates the Smithfield skyline and is the former chimney for the Jameson Distillery.

We are partnering with an expert abseil team who will get you harnessed up and ready so you can abseil down the tower from the viewing platform – the ultimate buzz not to be missed!!!

To take part in this amazing experience we are asking for a registration fee of €20. Simply fill in your details above and make the payment and we will be in touch.

We will then ask all participants to set themselves a fundraising target of a minimum of €200. This will guarantee that the cost of the abseil is covered and that fundraising will be raised for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s work.

To fundraise you can set up a fundraising page on JustGiving and ask everyone you know to donate to show their support for your daring efforts and help Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.

You must be over 16 years of age and physically fit to take part.

Places are limited and we want to maximise funds from such a special event. We can provide sponsorship cards and we encourage fundraising online.

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please just email us at fundraising@abiireland.ie or call (01) 280 4164.

How does it work?

Register now with the form above and begin fundraising immediately. Let everyone know that you’ll be taking part in this unique and exciting event this May.

Be sure that you are fit and able for climbing the tower stairs and then descending by abseil on the day. Be confident, before signing up, that you will raise at least €200 in fundraising before Sunday, October 31st.

When you register, you’ll be assigned a time to attend on Sunday, October 31st, and be met by a team member from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland as well as the expert abseil team we are partnering with.

On the day, make your way to the base of the tower in Dublin’s Smithfield. You can’t miss it! You will walk to the top of the tower where you’ll be secured in a harness and then abseil the 190 feet to the bottom.

Just don’t look down!

We are keeping in mind that the event will go ahead in keeping with the latest Covid-19 public health measures at the time.  So be aware that the event could be postponed until later in the Summer or Autumn depending on Covid-19 Circumstances.

Your fundraising

There are many ways for people to donate and support your Abseil for Brain injury.

When you register to take part, you can set up a fundraising page online. Friends and family will then be able to donate. There are a couple of ways to do this that we recommend, and you can choose which is best for you:

You can create a JustGiving page and direct everyone you know to your fundraiser.

Click on the link below and follow the steps:


Offline Funds

If you raise funds offline, you can send these directly to us and we will record these as part of your Abseil for Brain Injury efforts.

You can do this in a few ways:

By Post – Send a cheque or postal order to:

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, 2nd Floor Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V3

Online – Donate your funds raised online here.

Phone – Donate by credit/debit card over the phone on 01 2804164.

You can obtain our bank account details if you want to do a bank transfer by requesting them by phone on 01 280 4164 or emailing fundraising@abiireland.ie

Further information:

If you need further information or would like to request that we post you a sponsorship card for offline donations or any other materials you can contact us on 01 280 4164 or email fundraising@abiireland.ie

What is Abseil for Brain Injury?

Abseil for Brain Injury is a unique opportunity to do something totally different while raising money that will make a huge difference to brain injury survivors.

This is the first time Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has taken part in an abseil. This is a chance for you to do something that you will remember forever while making a difference to brain injury survivors.

It means abseiling 190 feet down the iconic Smithfield tower on Sunday, October 31st.

If the event is postponed due to Covid-19 or any other reason, a new date will be scheduled.

This event is for anybody who is fit and able to take part and is aged 16 or over.

On the day, an expert team will be managing and controlling the abseil.

We require a €20 registration fee and require participants to fundraise a minimum of €200 prior to the event.

When does it take place?

It takes place on Sunday, October 31st, 2021. If for any reason it can’t go ahead on that day it will be arranged for a later date.


Will Covid-19 impact the abseil?

The abseil and the day will be run to the strictest public health measures at the time to keep everyone safe on the day. If Covid-19 public health measures at the time of the event mean it cannot take place on the day, it will be rescheduled for a new date and go ahead then.

Are there any registration or participation fees?

There is a €20 registration fee for Abseil for Brain Injury. We require you to fundraise a minimum of €200 before the event.

Is there a fundraising target?

There is a minimum fundraising target of €200 on top of a €20 fee to secure your place. This will cover the costs as well as providing funds to brain injury survivors. We would encourage you to raise as much as you can and have the target set at the amount you think you can achieve. 

How do I fundraise?

We are asking all participants to fundraise by setting up a JustGiving page here. Remember to edit your page to share information about your event and encourage friends and family to donate to you. We can also provide you with a sponsorship card if you’d like to take donations in person from people.

Where can I get a sponsorship form?

We can send you a sponsorship card in the post. You can email fundraising@abiireland.ie to request this or call us on (01) 280 4164.

How will Acquired Brain Injury Ireland use the funds I have raised?

The money you raise will make a big difference to the lives of the 150,000 people in Ireland with an acquired brain injury today. These funds are essential to our variety of services for people living with a brain injury as well as their families and their carers.

To find out more you can visit our website at www.abiireland.ie

Can I take cash donations?

If you receive cash donations you can add these as offline donations into your Justgiving page to keep count of your overall total. For Acquired Brain Injury Ireland to receive these donations you can call us to donate by phone on (01) 280 4164. You can also donate on our website here: https://www.abiireland.ie/i-want-to-help-support/donate-now/

Also, you can post a cheque to us at our address: Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, 2nd Floor, Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V.

Please just give us a call on (01) 280 4164 or email fundraising@abiireland.ie  if you need assistance with this or would like our account details to make a bank transfer.

Can I meet other people taking part?

After you register on you can join the conversation online.

We are encouraging everyone to meet virtually.

Once you’ve registered please join our Facebook group here to chat and share updates on your steps count and your fundraising total.


Month Long Event (october)


ABI IrelandPhone: 0035312804164  Email: fundraising@abiireland.ie 2nd Floor, Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, A96 R2V3, Co. Dublin