Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 24.02.14

Our service is in the process of organising training with Simply Signing for
staff and ISL tutors in Kerry & Cork. This training will include a licence
to provide Simply Signing’s workshop to parents, creches and schools. Each
individual will be trained to present the “Ready, Steady, Sign” workshop and
will represent both organisations.  As part of the training, each person
will receive a training manual and Presenter & support material i.e. books
etc. If you are interested in this training, please let us know and once
details have been confirmed, we will be in touch with you.

Simply Signing has also produced a number of books and DVD’s for deaf
children over the years. These products are now available at

First Animal Sign Book This vibrant book has been designed for all children
and adults to enjoy together. Colourful pictures, simple text and the manual
Irish Sign Language Alphabet make this ideal for first readers and young
children learning Irish Sign Language.

Helping A Little Hand To Grow Workbook level 1 – Now introducing Simply
Signing’s Level 1 workbook and music CD reflecting everyday activities and
interests.  Includes music CD, tips on signing, songs, nursery rhymes and
finger spelling.

I Can Sign the Alphabet book- This charming new book introduces children of
all ages to the alphabet in Irish Sign Language. Young children will learn a
second language as well as supporting literacy skills at a very young age.

I Can Sign with Sally Skye DVD- Meet Sally Skye and friends and join in the
fun learning signs and songs. Great fun for all the family, also ideal for
school and crèches.

ISL Communication fan- Simply Signing’s set of 4 Communication Fans depicts
Irish Sign Language and the Widgit Symbols.  Each fan has 5 signs and 5
symbols: Set 1 Doctor/ hospital appointment. Set 2 Meal time. Set 3 Social
skills. Set 4 Feelings.

Our Book & Gift Club is back again for 2014. The following products are
available to purchase this week. If you would like to view them before
ordering, feel free to drop in to our Centre. Staff members here will order
the products for you and will send you a text message, email or fax when
they are ready for collection.

The books and gifts on sale this month are:

Time Table Reward Kit 7 Euro
Silly Safari Bingo 6 Euro
Russian Dolls Chunky Pad 6 Euro
Harmonica Book 8 Euro
Floral Magnetic Canvass 9 Euro
Friends 4pc Coasters Set 10 Euro
Oven Mate 6 Euro
Magnetic Organiser Pegs 5 Euro
501 Things to Draw 8 Euro
Windscreen Protector 6 Euro
Mix & Match People Box 6 Euro
Girls Funky Pens 6 Euro
Heart Photo Frame 10 Euro
Primary School Posters 7 Euro

We would like to welcome back Annik Dennehy who is on placement with our
service again this week. Annik was with us on placement last year and its
great to see her back in KDRC.

Annik first came across sign language while volunteering in Belarus with
Chernobyl children and her interest grew from there. She is now a 4th year
student on the Centre for Deaf Studies sign language interpreting programme
in Trinity College.  If you would like to meet with Annik and learn more
about the CDS, she will be here until Friday.

Are you interested in swimming with the Deaf women swimmers group? If so,
why not come along on Monday 17 March at 12 pm to Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dún
Laoghaire. It will cost 10 euro per person and all proceeds will be donated
to the Ethiopia Deaf Project’s school in Ambo.  A clip in sign language with
more information is available at

It’s that time of year again to start your training for this year’s 40km or
120Km Ambo Ramble charity cycle which will be held on Sunday 29th of June.
All proceeds will go to the Ethiopia Deaf Project. There will be slight
changes to last year’s route, these will be posted shortly.  Keep in mind
this is the last training cycle before the Ring of Kerry.  Like last year
the cycle will be starting and finishing at the Marion Hall in Ballinhassig
Co. Cork.

So for great routes, great food, hot showers and great craic, come along and
join the cycle. You can register for 30 euro at

For more information on the Ethiopia Deaf Project, go to

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