Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 18.04.16


An Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter will be available at two events this week to mark President Higgins visit to Co. Kerry.

The President will be in Co. Kerry as part of the 1916 event ‘State Commemoration for Sir Roger Casement’. The interpreter for this event will be

Catherine White.

The events will take place on Thursday 21st April at two locations:

Ballykissane Pier, Killorglin (8am-8.30am)

8am Welcome Address – Cathaoirleach (Musical Performance / Pipers Lament);

8:15 Closing Remarks by Cathaoirleach

Banna Strand (11.30am- 1.30pm)

11:30 Event begins

11:55 MC-Introductions

12:10 Mayor of Kerry- Welcome Remarks

12:15 Relatives of 1916- Readings

12:25 Folk Theatre- Performance

12:35 Guest- Re-enact & Speech

12:45 President Michael D. Higgins- Keynote address

12:55 MC- Intro to Formal Ceremony

13:00 Proclamation Reading

13:30 Finish

The event is open to the public. There is no need to reserve a place although, Bridge Interpreting recommend sending an email to [email protected]

if Deaf people want to attend the event.

Our sincere thanks to Bridge Interpreting for sending us the above information. For more information on the event, go to


We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Listowel Church & its parishioners for supporting our Church Gate Collection at the weekend. A particular

word of thanks to our staff members Therese Gallant & Noreen Cronin who acted as collectors on the day.

The income generated from these collections contributes to overhead costs of running our Centre in Tralee, and towards the costs of our outreach service
for elderly clients with a hearing loss who have mobility & travel difficulties.


Every so often we like to bring you international news from the Deaf community.

Deaf Lawyers to be sworn in to US Supreme Court

In the USA on the 19th of April, thirteen Deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers are set to be sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar, in a first-ever large event

that symbolizes the strides Deaf & hard of hearing lawyers have made.

The High Court will provide interpreters and real-time captioning services to allow the lawyers to follow, visually and on their smartphones, what is

happening during the swearing-in ritual and in the oral arguments that will follow.

“This event signals to the U.S. Supreme Court, legal professionals and the public at large that Deaf and hard-of-hearing attorneys are capable of

succeeding at all levels of the legal profession,” said Anat Maytal, a Litigation Associate in New York and President of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Bar Association.

To read more about this fantastic event, which again, proves that Deaf & hard of hearing people can achieve at the highest levels, click on the following link:

International Week of the Deaf

Did you know International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is held each year in the last week of September? IWD is the initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was 1st launched back in 1958.

IWD strives to promote the rights of Deaf people and highlight specific human rights topics that merit attention. It is the only week in a year that sees

highly concerted global advocacy to raise awareness about the Deaf community at individual, community and governmental level. It is about

gathering together, becoming united, and showing that unity to the rest of the world.

For more information in text & international sign, go to


Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international issues of equality, access and

Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to:

Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: [email protected]
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