Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief has announced that the OPW will offer an extended programme of Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreted tours at OPW heritage sites in 2019. This follows on from similar, very successful programmes in previous years and extends the number of sites where these services are available. This year will see the extension of the programme to include sites outside Dublin such as the Rock of Cashel and Charles Fort in Kinsale for the first time.
Announcing the programme, the Minister said, “I am delighted to extend this invitation to members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. The OPW is entrusted with looking after wonderful heritage sites which I feel passionately that everyone should be able to enjoy. I am pleased that this initiative will greatly improve access to these sites for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.”
Further details at: www.opw.ie/en/pressreleases/articleheading,39382,en.html