Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 22.04.13

THANK YOU TO LISTOWEL CHURCH COLLECTION.
We would like to thank Listowel Church and the parishioners of Listowel for
their support of our Church Collection over the weekend. In addition, we
would like to thank Laura, PJ and Niamh for volunteering as collectors for
the Saturday evening mass and for two masses on Sunday morning. We
appreciate everyone’s contribution to this collection- a sincere thank you
to everyone who supported the collection.

DEAF SPORTS IRELAND (DSI) SURVEY.
As part of DSI’s strategic plan, they are carrying out research to determine
what activities DSI could provide in the near future. The results from this
survey will contribute to DSI’s activity plans for this summer.

The deadline to participate in the survey is the 29th of April. If you would
like to participate in the survey, go to
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TPZ2WVH

CORK/KERRY ELDERLY DEAF SOCIAL GROUP TRIP TO KERRY.
On the 30th of April, elderly Deaf from Cork and Kerry will spend a day in
Co. Kerry. The Cork group will travel by train and will meet with the Kerry
group in Tralee. The group hope to travel to Fenit on the day (weather
permitting) and a number of other local attractions. If you would like to
meet the group, please contact us and we will get further details from Susan
O’Callaghan and Veronica White.

REGISTRATION FOR IRELAND/ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT CYCLE NOW OPEN.
The Ambo Ramble Cycle will take place on the 30th June. The main event is a
120Km cycle for experienced cyclists over 18yrs of age. The 1st cycle starts
at Marion Hall, Ballinahassig, Co. Cork and follows a 120Km route through
West Cork, taking in Bandon, Clonakilty and Kinsale before arriving back at
Ballinahassig. See details of route on Map My Cycle
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/131283891

There is also a short 40km course for the less experienced cyclists who
would like to take part and support the cause. Details of route to follow.
The closing date for online entries is on Friday, June 10th at 5pm. To
register, go http://www.iregister.ie/event-registration/?ee=144

The cycle will be limited to 500 riders. Registration of 30euro secures
entry. If you would like to fundraise, you can set up a fundraising page on
iDonate under Ambo Lazarist Deaf School. There will be further updates on
www.theamboramble.blogspot.com or you can contact Miriam O’Regan by email at
ambodeaf@outlook.com

ST. MARY’S DEAF HERITAGE.
St. Mary’s Deaf Heritage has been established to research the history and
collect artefacts that were used at St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls in
Cabra, Dublin. The history of the school goes back a long way to 1846 when
the Dominican Convent in Cabra opened its door to the education of deaf
girls. The committee is made up of ten volunteers are keen to research and
preserve this important history.

The group is also affiliated to the Deaf Heritage Centre in the newly
established Deaf Village Ireland in Cabra, Dublin. A conference is due to be
held in June which will be open to past pupils of St. Mary’s and those with
an interest in Deaf education and heritage.

As this is a newly formed organisation, the committee would appreciate your
support and donations if possible. For more information, you email
stmarysheritage@gmail.com or you can write to St. Mary’s Deaf Heritage, 2nd
Floor, Thomas Mahon Building, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra,
Dublin 7.

EUROPEAN MASTERS IN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING (EUMASLI).
EUMASLI is an innovative international master study programme that is
intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of
interpreting between Deaf and hearing people in Europe. It aims to prepare
participants for research, development, and management functions in their
respective countries. Applications are now open for EUMASLI II, which will
be offered in September 2013. The deadline for applications is the 26th of
April.

Entry Requirements:
A first academic degree, preferably, but not necessarily in sign language
interpreting or related subjects. A minimum of three year’s work experience
as a practising professional sign language interpreter by the time of
admission to the programme.
Appropriate English language to fully participate in the programme
(equivalent to level 6.5 of the International English Language Testing
System, IELTS, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of
Languages). While the programme is not specifically designed for Deaf
interpreters, applications by Deaf people who fulfil the general
requirements are welcomed.

For more information, go to http://www.eumasli.eu/

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

www.kerrydeaf.com
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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399