Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 16.09.13
MONTHLY MASS IN SIGN LANGUAGE.
Our next mass in sign language will be held on the 29th of September in St.
John’s Pastoral Centre in Tralee. The mass will be held at 3pm.
Veronica White has interpreted this mass for the past 13 years. Over the
last 9 years, Veronica was also employed by the NCDP as Lay Chaplain and
greatly enhanced access for the local Deaf community to religious events and
training. Veronica will be finishing up with her role in NCDP at the end of
September so this will be her last mass. If you would like to meet with
Veronica before she finishes up, come along to the mass or afterwards when
tea & coffee is served.
ACCESS TO FUTURE RELIGIOUS EVENTS & TRAINING.
At this stage, we are unsure what access will be available locally to
religious events in Co. Kerry once Veronica finishes up in her role with the
NCDP. We would recommend that you contact your local religious provider and
inform them of your access needs.
In addition, the NCDP may be able to support you. For more information,
contact Fr. Gerard Tyrell, Director NCDP, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Rd,
Dublin. Mobile: 087 286 0704, Fax: 01 8600284, Email: [email protected]
DEAF ADULT LITERACY (DALS) CLASSES
We have been informed by DALS that classes will be available in Co. Kerry
over the coming weeks. Tutors are being sourced at the moment and a
timetable will be available in due course. Due to cuts, there will be a
reduction in the number of subjects available. Instead of 3 subjects,
students will be able to apply for computers or English/personal
THANK YOU TO SUPERVALU KILLARNEY.
We would like to say a big thank you to Supervalu Killarney for allowing us
to fundraise at their store in August. A particular word of thanks to Helen
O’Donoghue for organising the event on the day and for recruiting
volunteers. We really appreciate their support and the support from
customers of Supervalu Killarney.
THANK YOU TO CASTLEISLAND STREET COLLECTION.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the volunteers who organised a
Street Collection on Friday in Castleisland. We are very grateful for your
hard work and support. Our sincere thanks also to all those who contributed
financially on the day.
DEAF VILLAGE IRELAND ONE YEAR REVIEW.
The Chairman & the Board of Directors are inviting the Deaf Community to
discuss how has the Deaf community experienced Deaf Village Ireland during
its first year? What development would the Deaf community like to see during
the next two years in Deaf Village Ireland?
The meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd October in Cabragh Hall at 7-9pm.
CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION (CDA) NIGHT AT THE RACES.
CDA are having a Night at the Races at Curraheen Park Greyhound Track on
September 20th at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost 10euro with free admission for
children under 16. Tickets available in advance ONLY from the Cork Deaf
Association, 5 MacCurtain Street, Cork City.
During the event, there will be the opportunity to win the prize for best
dressed lady and gentleman, where the style king and queen will be selected
by a very special judging panel of Cork’s most fashionable women: Cork Rose
Edel Buckley and Miss Cork Jessica Hayes.
Always a thrilling evening at Curraheen race track, people are invited to
come along, place their bets, look their best where they might just finish
up being the top dog! For further information telephone (021) 4505944, text
(086) 8535574 or email [email protected]
BEST WISHES TO MARY STRINGER AND PAUL REDMOND.
We would like to extend our best wishes to a well-known sign language
interpreter Mary Stringer who got married over the weekend. Mary is also
well known in the CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) community. We wish Mary &
Paul have many years of happiness together.
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399