KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 26.04.10

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HOUSE INSULATION SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Energy Action is a registered charity that supplies a free insulation
service for people with disabilities and the elderly. Many of us experienced
a very cold and frosty winter this year. The time might be right for you to
insulate your house.

Irish fuel poverty is among the highest in Northern Europe. The number of
excess deaths that take place in Ireland each winter as against summer is
greater than for countries with similar or colder climates, such as Canada,
Denmark and Norway. When their homes are insulated, people are afforded
greater warmth, more comfort, reduced health risks, and all at a reduced
cost to them. Fuel bills are generally lower, thus releasing meagre income
for other essentials.

Energy Action, with the support of Area Development Management (ADM) and
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) are involved in the promotion of Rural
Energy Projects in Dublin and support rural based projects around the
country.

For more information, go to the following website
http://www.energyaction.ie/services.html or e-mail info@energyaction.ie

TRANSLATION OF POPE’s LETTER INTO SIGN LANGUAGE
The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People has informed us that the letter sent
by Pope Benedict XVi to Catholics in Ireland has been translated into sign
language. If you would like a copy, e-mail office@ncdp.ie or gerard@ncdp.ie
or fax 01 8600 284

LIMERICK GREAT RUN- SUPPORT DCC
The Deaf Community Centre in Limerick would like to remind you that 10km
Limerick Great Run will be held Sunday week (2nd May). The DCC are looking
for your support and have sponsorship cards available.

It costs €25 to register. You can call into the DCC office for an
application form this week or register online at
http://www.greatlimerickrun.com/registration.html

Official race numbers can be collected on Friday April 30th and Saturday May
1st at the Great Limerick Run Expo in Thomond Park Stadium. For those taking
part, meet at the Deaf Community Centre at 11am on the 2nd of May. The
run/walk will start at 12.30pm sharp.

TEN MINUTE FEATURE ON DUBLIN DEAF SCOUT ON RTE
As part of the “Capital D” series on RTE One, they will screen a ten-minute
feature documentary on the 191st Dublin Deaf Scout Group. It will be shown
on Thursday, the 6th May 2010 at 7pm. Don’t miss it and spread the news to
your family and friends.

IDS AGM.
The Irish Deaf Society will hold its 28th Annual General Meeting on
Saturday, 22nd May 2010 at 2pm. The venue for the AGM is the Killeshin
Hotel, Dublin Road. Portales. Co Laois.

Nominations are being accepted for the following vacancies:
Chairperson, Vice chairperson, Treasurer, and 2 Committee members

Please send your nomination with two proposers and any motions by 30th April
2010 by letter to IDS, 30 Blessington Street, Dublin 7 or email:
info@irishdeafsociety.ie

EFSLI SUMMER SCHOOL
The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters Summer School will be held
from July 5-10th in Siena (Italy). Registration is now open!
The topic of this year’s event is “Working in International Settings”. The
school is being organised in cooperation with the Siena School of Liberal
Arts.

The “early bird” deadline for registering is May 15th. Regular and late
registrations are also available but extra fees will apply.

Registration is only available online. More information can be found here:
http://www.efsli.org/efsli/efslischools/summerschool_2010.php

DUBLIN DEAF ASSOCIATION (DDA) SOCIAL CALENDAR.
Many of our members travel to Dublin on a regular basis to attend Deaf
related events. The DDA have published their upcoming events for 2010.

8 May, Day Trip to GLENDALOUGH, Co. Wicklow.
8 June, Auction 8pm DDA.
25-27 June, Aran Islands Weekend Away.
3 August, Horse Racing Night 7.30pm DDA.
28 August, Glasnevin Cemetery Tour (Interpreter provided).
7 September, Bingo 7.30pm DDA.
25 September, Kilmainham Gaol and IMMA Tour (Interpreter provided).
5 October, Fun N’Games Evening 7pm DDA.
30 October, Halloween Ghost Bus Tour (Interpreter Provided).
9 Nov, Auction 7.30pm DDA.
27 Nov, Collins Barracks Museum Trip.
December- Edinburgh Christmas Trip (Dates to be confirmed).

For more information contact Con Lynch or Marian McKenna at The Deaf Club,
Dublin Deaf Association. ALL WELCOME!!

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

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Website: www.kerrydeaf.com
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399