Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 11.02.13

As many of you are aware, a group of people from Ireland including our own
Veronica White and Willie White have been actively involved in supporting
the development of a Deaf school in Ambo, Ethiopia.

We are delighted to show you a 5-minute video clip of the official opening.

The Lord Mayor of Ambo, the Irish Ambassador to Ethiopia and representatives
from VLM- the Vincentian Lay Missionaries, officially opened the school.
Stephen Monaghan represented the Irish community- our sincere thanks to him
for all his work to date on the project and to everyone who has supported us
in any way over the past few years.

Last week, we had the pleasure of working with Annik Dennehy, a 3rd year
student in the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) in Trinity College. This week
we welcome two more students.

Caroline Corrigan is a fourth year student in CDS, studying Irish Sign
Language (ISL)/ English Interpreting. She first learned ISL while still at
school, taking evening classes for a few months. Initially Caroline studied
Interior Design. ISL was put on hold for a while but the interest was always
there. A few years ago she took up ISL classes again and then decided to
apply to CDS to study interpreting. In recent years Caroline has volunteered
for Dublin Deaf Drama and the Irish Deaf Women’s Group.

Amanda Mohan is a final year student in CDS, training to become an
ISL/English Interpreter. Her interested in learning ISL was sparked by her
grandmother, whose parents were Deaf. She has been actively involved in the
Deaf Community for the past 4 years, and was most recently involved in the
Sencity Dublin event held in the RDS. She is from Drogheda, Co. Louth, and
is on the committee of the Drogheda Deaf Society.

We would like to welcome both Caroline and Amanda to our service and to Co.
Kerry. If anyone would like to meet with them this week, let us know.

Sally Harvest from Deafhear in Killarney would like to inform adults with or
waiting for a CI that a 2 day workshop will be held in the Killarney
Dromhall Hotel from the 11th-13th of March.

Deafhear would like to open this up to as many clients as possible from all
over Ireland. This will give them the opportunity to meet others with the
same ‘listening device’ and discuss challenges and successful management of
their (or their partners) CI process and rehabilitation.

If you would like further information, please contact Sally by email at
[email protected] or mobile 086 246 464

Deaf Sports Ireland will be holding a meeting for Deaf and hard of hearing
women who wish to play futsal at national and international levels in
2013/14 on Thursday 7th Feb at Deaf Village Ireland. The aim for the meeting
is to outline the development plans for Deaf & hard of hearing women.

If you would like further information, you can text Paul on 087 1349877. He
will also be happy to share information with people who cannot attend the
event on the day.

Deaf Sports Ireland (DSI) is also pleased to announce details of the 41st
Deaf Men Football & 12th Basketball Inter Provincial Championships, which
will be held in Belfast this year on the weekend of 29th – 31st March 2013.
All of the facilities are top-class. Please note that the Men’s Football
tournament will commence on the Friday night under floodlights at Crusaders
superb Seaview Stadium.

The official hotel for this event is the fantastic 5* Hilton hotel (4 Lanyon
place Belfast BT1 3LP). Working with UDSC and Belfast City Council, DSI has
secured a great offer of half-price accommodation for players and officials
of 54 euro per room per-night B&B.

The Gala dinner and awards night will also take place Saturday 30th March at
8pm in the Hilton Hotel. Tickets for a 3 course meal cost £25 sterling / 28
euro. These must be purchased in advance, as this event will be sold out.

For more information, you can email [email protected]

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