IRISH DEAF CHANNEL SWIMMERS
On St. Patrick’s Day the Irish Deaf Channel swimmers & their supporters
braved freezing conditions to swim at Forty Foot, Sandycove. Well done to
all those who participated. Approx 1,100euro was raised for the Ethiopia
Deaf project on the day. Photos are available on the Irish Deaf Channel’s
THE DEAF COMMUNITY ANNUAL LENTEN RETREAT
The Road to Emmaus – A Journey of Faith: A Mass will be held each evening
this week at 7.30 pm in the Emmaus Chapel, Deaf Village Ireland from 24 – 28
March 2014. Guest speakers will be:
Fr. Joe Jones- Monday 24th March.
Canon Damian O’Reilly- Tuesday 25th March.
Fr. Gerard Tyrrell- Wednesday 26th March.
Chris Derwin- Thursday 27th March.
Deirdre Byrne Dunne- Friday 28th March.
IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE RECOGNITION PROGRAMME
Longford County Council has become the 33rd local authority to pass a motion
calling on the government to officially recognise Irish Sign Language.
A short video clip signed by Elaine Grehan is available at the following
10th APRIL – ‘WAR HORSE’ – CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
A captioned performance of ‘War Horse’ will be held at the Bord Gáis Energy
Theatre on Thursday 10th April at 7.30 pm for Deaf, deafened and hard of
hearing people. There are a limited number of stalls tickets available at
30euro and 30euro for one companion.
According to the Irish Deaf.com event guide, War Horse is the powerful story
of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been
requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I. Caught in enemy
crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing
in no man’s land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a
treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale
of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking
puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings
breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
You can also book online:
IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL) LOGO COMPETITION
The Citizens Information Service (CIS) is holding a competition for artists
to create an ISL logo for one of their main office windows in Deaf Village
Ireland. The competition is open to post primary school children and
All entries, which are non-refundable, should be created on A4 paper and
The Citizens Information Service, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra,
Dublin 7 by 10th April 2014. The artist who is chosen as the winner will
receive a 100euro prize.
To download the CIS competition rules go to:
DEAF WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
This seminar may be of interest to Deaf women in Ireland. Gallaudet
University are holding a training seminar for Deaf women from the 14th –
18th July 2014.
For those women who attend, they will find themselves immersed in an
environment for self-awareness, exploration and leadership development.
Well-known national Deaf female leaders will present the training modules.
Topics will focus on learning styles, communication, conflict resolution,
networking, community development, fundraising and more!
The deadline for registration is: 23rd June 2014. Tuition costs are: USD
744 dollars. Financial assistance is available. However terms & conditions
To register, go to www.gallaudet.edu/summer_
and then click on “Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar”.
KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399