Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 21.01.13
GYM SESSIONS WITH TRALEE IT.
It’s the New Year and some of you may have New Year Resolutions- if keeping
fit is one of them- why not come along to 8 gym sessions we will be having
with the Health and Leisure Dept of the Inst. of Technology, Tralee.
The 1st session will be on the 12th of February at 10am in the South Campus
gym. This year we will be working with 2nd year students from the APA
programme- Adapted Physical Activity.
Classes are provided free of charge as these are also a learning opportunity
for the students on how to work with Deaf and hard of hearing participants.
If you interested, please let us know ASAP, as numbers are limited.
PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR SERVICE.
Our service provides valuable in-house learning opportunities for students
and to those seeking work experience. Due to popular demand, all our
placement opportunities from now until June are fully booked up. Over the
coming months, we will have Abigail Cahill, who is well known in the Deaf
community here once a week. In addition, her sibling Helen Cahill will also
be here learning about the linguistics of Irish Sign Language. Susanne
Mooney, originally from Germany and now living in Dingle will be here for a
number of weeks. We will also be hosting 9 interpreting students from the
Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College. Lastly, we hope to have an
interpreter student from Spain from mid March until mid June.
Our sincere thanks to all those who have requested placement with our
service. Our thanks also to our staff and to members of the Deaf community
for the continued hospitality shown to these participants. If you would like
to meet with any of these participants, please let us know.
IDYA LOOKING FOR YOUTH PARTICIPANTS FOR ROME 2013.
Are you interested in meeting new people from all over the world? If so, the
Irish Deaf Youth Association are looking for 2 youths (aged 13 – 17) and 1
leader (aged over 21) to represent Ireland this summer in Rome, Italy!
If you are interested, then don’t delay! Email and request an application
form and return it before the 25th January! Email – [email protected]
or text 0851984166 for an application form! For more information on the
IDYA, go to http://irishdeafyouth.com/
FOREST BOOKS ON SALE.
Forest Books is the UK’s leading resource for books, DVD’s, CD-roms & other
learning material relating to deafness and Deaf issues.
Their sale is now on with a wide range of books reduced in cost. To see
their sale items, go to
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS FOR DEAF PEOPLE WORKSHOP.
The Drugs and Alcohol Awareness workshop will now be held on Saturday, 9th
February. This was originally scheduled in late 2012. It will be held in the
CSL Training Centre, Tuam Road Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway from 11am to
It will be facilitated by Neil Wilson, Western Region Drugs Taskforce and
all are welcome. To book a place please email CSL at
[email protected] or text CSL at 083 4201769 before 1st February
For directions to the CSL Training Centre- Off the roundabout from Dublin
Road and Bohermore/Prospect Hill from City Centre – Go to Tuam Road and into
Tuam Road Retail Park, Opposite Travelodge. CSL Centre is upstairs from a
LANGUAGE LEARNER OF THE YEAR 2013
The European Language Label (ELL) formerly known as the European Award for
Languages is an annual award given to projects where participants have found
creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate
students, and make the best of available resources. The European Language
Label is coordinated by the European Commission and managed in Ireland by
As well as the ELL award for projects, each year an award is given to
individuals who have contributed to language learning or teaching in a
Do you know someone who has learnt or taught sign language? You could
nominate a candidate for the Language Learner of the Year- application forms
must completed and returned to Léargas by 28 February 2013. For more
information, go to www.leargas.ie/ell
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
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