Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 23.06.14

Our Deaf Adult Literacy classes are now on summer break until September. We
would like to thank the Deaf Adult Literacy Service (DALS) for supporting
these classes in our Centre. We would also like to thank Christina O’
Donoghue for teaching the classes for the past academic year. We look
forward to working with her and her students again in September.

Just a reminder to everyone that we are organising a Street Collections this
Friday 27th June in Listowel. We are looking for volunteers to support us
with the fundraising event.

If you are available you can text us on 087-633 4687.  Your support would be
greatly appreciated.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience during the week when we
changed from a ‘Friends’ page to a ‘Likes’ page on Facebook.  The changes
have now completed and our page can be found at

Our Twitter account is now up and running too.  If you would like to ‘follow
’ us and receive tweets from us, go to

We would like to extend our congratulations to the newly appointed staff
members in DCC Limerick – Karol McGuirk and Anita Cunneen.  As a result, the
Centre will be open again on a more regular basis.

If you are visiting the Mid West region, check with Karol and Anita about
their opening times and pop in for a visit at Deaf Community Centre, 96a O’
Connell Street, Limerick.  Their contact details are:  Text: 086-3637350
Phone: +353 (0)61 469 854 Email: [email protected]

If you would like to get their regular newsletter, you can email
[email protected] They also have a video update in sign language
and you can see it at

In a recent SLIS (Sign Language Interpreting Service) update, it mentioned
an upcoming training session for interpreters.  On the 27th and 28th
September, Liz Scott-Gibson will host a two-day workshop/master class on the
provisionally titled theme “The Powerful Voice-over”.  Liz Scott-Gibson is
Scottish and well know in interpreting and Deaf circles nationally and
internationally and her workshop promises to be informative and a great
learning opportunity for interpreters.

More details will follow in due course.  Interpreters have been booked for
the event. SLIS believe that places will snap up fast, so keep your eyes
peeled for further emails and booking arrangements.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the two Deaf individuals, who
were elected to the European Parliament at the recent European elections.
Both are sign language users and well known in the Deaf community across
Europe & internationally.

Ms Helga Stevens is from Belgium and this is her 1st term as an MEP. Helga
is with the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, which is a Flemish centre-right
political party. It is a conservative movement that strives for peaceful
secession of Flanders from Belgium. Helga was elected in the Flemish
Parliament in 2004 and re-elected in 2009.

Dr Ádám KÓSA is from Hungary and this is his 2nd time being elected as an
MEP. Ádám is with FIDESZ, the Hungarian Civic Union (Magyar Polgári
Szövetség), which is a large conservative, and Centre-Right political party.
It is a member of the European People’s Party (EPP). He was first elected in
the European Parliament in 2009.Ádám_Kósa-i-806.html

Just wanted to give everyone advance notice of staff holidays here in the
As usual we will close for the month of August.  We will close at 5pm on the
31st July and reopen on Friday 1st of September at 10am.  We would like to
thank all our staff and supporters for the work to date and wish them a
happy and relaxing holiday time.

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

Charity Number CHY20854

Text     (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax      (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel       (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail       [email protected]

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