KERRY DEAF WOMEN’S GROUP (KDWG) LUNCH
The KDWG will be holding a lunch & social get-together on the 28th of October in Killarney.
It will be held in the Plaza Hotel Bar & Grill at Kenmare Place in Killarney Town. If you are interested in attending, please confirm your place by the 21st of October. You can contact Bernadette O’Connor via the KDWG’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/
RTE DOCUMENTARY ON ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL FOR DEAF BOYS
RTE aired a programme on St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys last week.
The programme was narrated by Amanda Coogan who is an adult CODA (Children
of Deaf Adults). She presented an intimate portrait of the Irish Deaf
community, told through the experiences of Deaf past pupils at St Joseph’s
School for Deaf Boys in Cabra.
The programme looked at some of the positive aspects of being in a Deaf
school where sign language and Deaf culture flourished for many years. It
also gave a sad insight into a time when sign language was banned & replaced
by oralism, which had a negative impact on Deaf people’s access to
education. It also looked at the shocking & harrowing accounts of physical
and sexual assault by Christian Brothers.
The programme is suggested for a mature audience and is available for
viewing online by going to the RTE Player
The school has since been partly demolished to make way for the new Deaf
Village Ireland (DVI). For information on DVI, go to
DISABILITY & EQUALITY LEGISLATION.
If you are interested in learning more about ‘Your Rights”, the following is
an example of Irish & international disability & equality legislation.
“The Disability Act 2005” places a statutory obligation on public service
providers to support access to services and facilities for people with
“The Equal Status Acts 2000-2012” outlaws discrimination outside the
workplace, in particular in the provision of goods and services; in selling,
renting or leasing property; and in certain aspects of education.
“The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011” outlaws discrimination at work
including: recruitment and promotion; equal pay; working conditions;
training or experience; dismissal; and harassment, including sexual
“The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” is an
international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect
the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the
full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that
they enjoy full equality under the law.
THE IRISH HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUALITY COMMISSION (IHREC).
In November 2014, The Equality Authority was merged with the Irish Human
Rights and Equality Commission to form the Irish Human Rights and Equality
Information in Irish Sign Language (ISL) is now available which is
interpreted by Cormac Leonard. To view the information, go to
You can contact the IHREC if you feel that:
Your human rights have not been respected.
You are experiencing discrimination in your workplace.
You are experiencing discrimination in obtaining goods and services.
You are seeking information on your rights more generally.
You can e-mail your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information & support, go to www.ihrec.ie
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international issues of equality, access and
Charity Number CHY20854
Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399
Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.