Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 11.03.14

The CALI Awards stands for Community, Action, Leadership and Inspiration.
The CALI Award is presented by the team at Five Point Five – a group who travel the world-finding people who make a
difference to their communities. They have many ways of sourcing heroes and
somehow one of those ways brought them to our manager, Willie White.

The CALI Award is awarded to inspiring people who are recognised for their
leadership in creating positive change for people or the world around us.
CALI Award recipients are willing to do what it takes to make a difference
and Five Point Five think they should be celebrated for what they are –
modern day heroes.

Five Point Five showcase heroes from all over the world, to thank them for
the work that they do and to inspire others so that they too can make a
difference. They believe your story may inspire someone to contact you, or
to start their own project. Either way the world will be a better place for
it. Congrats to Willie on his nomination.

Our service would like to extend a sincere thank you to the parishioners and
clergy at Currow & Curran Churches for supporting our Church collection over
the weekend. We really appreciate everyone’s support at this fundraiser

The Ethiopia Deaf Project has been fortunate to secure two tickets to see
Garth Brooks in concert in Croke Park on Saturday the 26th of July at 6pm.
The tickets are for the Hogan Stand Lower. In total, 400,000 tickets were
sold within hours of going on sale so these tickets will be very popular.

If you know of anyone that would like to see Garth Brooks, let them know the
draw is scheduled to take place on the 30th April 2014 and they can purchase
raffle tickets at 5euro each or three for 10euro online at

Our service works closely with Cork Deaf Association throughout the year and
participates in a wide range of events and activities with them.

CDA have a number of events that you may be interested in:
On Saturday 12th of April at 11am, CDA will host an Easter Hunt With a
Coffee Morning. In addition, there will be face painting, nail painting, egg
hunt for younger kids and treasure hunt for other kids. It will cost 3euro
per child for the Easter Hunt, which will also include refreshments and

It will be held in St Columbas’ School for the Deaf. All are welcome.

Download: Easter Hunt Poster.pdf

From the 30th June – 4th July, there will be a “Smiley Summer Scheme” which
is a five day Summer Camp, for Deaf, hard of hearing (hoh), KODA (kids of
deaf adults) and siblings of Deaf/hard of hearing children.

It will be held in St. Columba’s Deaf School in Douglas. There will be
art/crafts, fun sports & games and day trips away and much more. It costs
35euro for one child. 65euro for two children and 90euro for three children.
Each additional child thereafter will cost 20euro.

This promises to be a great camp and a great way for everyone to make new
friends, have a great time and most importantly, to have FUN!

Download: Smiley Summer Scheme Poster.pdf

Lastly, CDA are also looking at activities as part of their Youth Club &
Youth Development during Easter, mid-terms, summer months & the Xmas break.
There will be slight changes made to the Youth Club structure and it will
now be open to any Deaf/hoh/KODA.

They will also be developing a programme for Deaf/hoh youth who attending
mainstream school. These activities will have a particular focus on
confidence, responsibility, independent, maturity and increasing
self-esteem. There will be activities during each term and six weeks of
activities in the summer months.

During Easter, activities will be organised between the 16th and 23rd April.
During the summer programme, it will be from the 16th of July until the 20th
August. Every Wednesday from 11am to 4 pm Club members will participate in
a range of activities, including trips to the cinema, swimming, games,
sightseeing etc. The cost for this programme is 25euro per person or 5euro
per day. Lunch is included.

For further information, you can text Susan O’Callaghan in CDA at 087 182
6930 or e-mail: [email protected]

Download: CYC Letter.pdf

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
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399