Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 21.03.16

Video clips in sign language with the theme #WhyISign have become very popular & were trending across Facebook, Twitter and the Internet recently. Members of the Deaf community, CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) & hearing people have been posting video clips of themselves saying why they like to use sign language.

As far as we know #WhyISign started to become popular initially in the USA. Over the past few days, we are now seeing people in Europe and in Ireland doing the same thing and uploading clips of themselves saying why they use sign language too.

In Ireland, as we use Irish Sign Language (ISL) it would be great to see #WhyISignISL becoming popular and trending online. We would love to see your clips of why you love to use ISL too. Start recording and send us your clips ASAP. We will post any clips received on our Facebook page at

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Vegas Circus who were in
Tralee this weekend. The Circus was keen to accommodate members of the Deaf
community & to CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) family members.

Victoria Duffy, who is related to members of the Circus, linked in with our
own Catherine White, who in turn linked in with the local Deaf/CODA
community here. Our sincere thanks to Victoria, Catherine & to Circus Vegas.

The circus performance lasted for 2 hours and the 27 Deaf/CODAs who attended
really enjoyed the event and would like us to thank the Circus, Victoria &
Catherine on their behalf.

We would like to thank the following businesses for agreeing to display our
countertop collection boxes in their premises over the past year.

·Brogue Inn, Tralee
·Garvey Supervalu, Tralee
·Grand Hotel, Tralee
·Walsh Bros, Tralee
·Centra, Castleisland
·Crag Cave, Castleisland
·Den Joes, Castleisland
·Fountain Bar, Castleisland
·Kennelly’s Chemist, Castleisland
·Lynch’s Chemist, Castleisland
·Shoemakers Bar, Castleisland
·Topaz, Castleisland

The monies collected in these boxes go directly to overhead costs in the
Centre. We will be approaching more businesses this year to see if they are
willing to accept collection boxes on our behalf. If you know of any
business that would be interested in taking one, please let us know.

Our sincere thanks to the businesses in Tralee & Castleisland and to Therese
Gallant in our office for liasing with the business owners.

Our service is looking for volunteers to support us with a Church collection
on the 16th of April in Listowel.

If you are available, please contact Noreen Cronin or Therese Gallant in our
office. They will provide you with the times that volunteers are required
for each mass.

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 also have mobility & travel

We would like to advise everyone that the Centre will close at 5 pm on Holy
Thursday 24th of March and will re-open on Tuesday 29th of March at 10am.

On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors, we would like to take this
opportunity to wish everyone who celebrates Easter, a very Happy Easter.

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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