Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 11.03.13

On behalf of our service, we wanted to wish all our Deaf and hearing mothers
of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children a very happy Mother’s Day.
Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations on Sunday.

Our final pottery and clay class will be on this Thursday (14th of March).
These classes have been provided on a voluntary basis by Susanne Mooney
originally from Germany and living in Dingle. The classes have run for a
total of ten weeks. In addition, to providing the clay and pottery tutoring,
Susanne brought the finished products back to Dingle to be fired up in a

The students in the classes have produced a wide range of products and have
thoroughly enjoyed each class. We want to say a huge thank you to Susanne
for coming to our service on work placement and for providing hours of
expert tuition to our clients. If you would like to see Susanne before she
leaves, make sure to drop in for a chat and a cup of tea on Thursday.

The Inst. of Technology in Tralee established a sign language society last
year in conjunction with Ahsan Memon, a Deaf student in the college. Ahsan
completed his studies in the ITT and a hearing student started basic classes
there this academic year.

Demand has continued to grow and it would be ideal if a Deaf tutor could
take over the classes in September. These classes are usually run during
break times in the college and students pay a small fee to the tutor. If you
are interested in tutoring, please send us your details and we will inform
the Student’s Society.

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon will be held in Dublin on the 3rd of June at
2pm. Online registration is now open at

If you are considering running, jogging or walking in the marathon, would
you consider fundraising for our service? If so, the first thing to do is
sign up online. You will need a telephone number and date of birth for every
lady you wish to enter.

The organisers would like to remind everyone that entrants should be women
only and men may not compete in this event.

Thereafter, you can contact us and we will provide sponsorship cards. As
part of your training, we can put updates in our newsletter to inform our
readers of your progress and how you do on the day too.

In addition to our service, the Ethiopia Deaf Project that we are involved
in, is also looking for volunteers- if you are interested in running for
them, you can get further information at

Would you like to travel to Ethiopia and take part in the world renowned
Great Ethiopian Run alongside some of Ethiopia’s best athletes? The race is
an annual 10-kilometre road running event, which takes place in late
November in Addis Ababa.

According to Stephen Monaghan, this would be a five-day trip: 10km run in
Addis & two nights in Ambo with the Deaf, some of who would join in the run?

If interested, participants would be expected to raise approx 2,500 euro. A
few people have already expressed an interest to Stephen. However, no
details are confirmed at present. Proceeds from this will go towards the
cost of maintaining a Deaf school, which was opened recently, and to further
develop our work in opening a Deaf Centre and a vocational skills training
centre. For more information, go to

The official website for the property tax went online a few days ago. The
site is available via Revenue’s website. The purpose of the site is to allow
home owners check what their property is valued at, which in turn will
indicate how much property tax they need to pay?

The valuations stem from various sources such as the An Post geodirectory,
stamp duty data, census data and the recently established property price
register. Ireland is broken down into around 3000 electoral districts. You
choose your area followed by the type of house you own and then whether it
was built pre-or-post 2000. The site then tells you which price band you
fall in, which in turn will correlate to the cost of your property tax.

Self-assessment requires property owners to honestly assess the market value
of their own property. If a property is smaller or larger than the average
for the area, is in a significantly poor state of repair or has exceptional
or unique features, this will have to be factored into the assessment of the
valuation band of the property. For more information, go to

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