NEWS 2017:

25.12.17 Irish Sign Language Act signed into law by the President 24th of December 2017. Today, the 24th of December 2017 is a truly historic day for the Deaf community. President Michael D. Higgins signed the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 into Law. For more information »

18.12.17 Historic Day for Irish Sign Language. On Thursday, the 14th of December, history was made when Irish Sign Language was officially recognised as the third language of the State. The Dáil passed all 5 remaining stages on Thursday evening. For more information »

27.11.17 Update on Irish Sign Language (ISL) Recognition Campaign. We have been informed by Dr. John Bosco Conama that a provisional date has been agreed for the 14th of December. It is hoped that all stages will be voted on in one day. For more information »

6.11.17 CODA volunteers wanted for CODA UK and Ireland Summer Camp 2018. Annual summer camp in Mold, North Wales from the 16th -20th of August 2018. This fantastic camp that caters to CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) aged 7-17 years. Deadline for applications: 1st Jan 2018. For more information »

23.10.17 Recognition of Irish Sign Language Bill passes Seanad. The Bill now moves over to the Dáil where it needs to pass a similar number of stages. Once all stages are passed, the Bill will then be sent to the President and signed into Law. For more information »

2.10.17 Irish Pilgrimage Trust - Applications Open For Lourdes 2018. Applications are also open to young people of any religious denomination. The closing date for the applications is 31st October each year. Please contact us for more information. For more information »

11.09.17 Irish Sign Language (ISL) Classes. All sign language classes in Co. Kerry are provided by freelance tutors. These are normally in group settings in different locations and are ideally accredited by Signature or QQI. For more information »

11.09.17 Irish Sign Language Awareness Week. Did you know that Irish Sign Language Awareness Week takes places from the 18th - 24th of September? This ties in with International Week of the Deaf and its theme "Full Inclusion with Sign Language". For more information »

31.07.17 Irish Sign Language Bill Passes Stage 3 in the Senate. We are delighted to let you know that the Bill passed the 3rd stage in The Senate during the week to secure official recognition of Irish Sign Language (ISL). For more information »

6.03.17 Article in Evening Echo on meeting with senators. We were delighted to see that the Evening Echo featured an article entitled 'Sign language bill to go ahead' through the Seanad in the coming months. For more information »

27.02.17 'Deafening' Documentary on RTÉ 1. A new TV documentary looking at the lives of four Deaf people will be shown on RTÉ 1 next Thursday 2nd March at 10:15PM. For more information »

20.02.17 Deaf participants required for HSE workshop 'access to health services'. HSE to look at the experiences of Deaf people accessing various Health services as a patient or service user. The workshop will be held on the 1st of March from 9.45am - 11.45am. For more information »

13.02.17 Millie Brother Scholarship For CODAs. The scholarship is open to adult CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults). The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study at any accredited institution of higher education in the world. On average two $3000 scholarship are offered annually. For more information »

30.01.17 Volunteers required for collection in Manor West Shopping Centre. We are looking for volunteers to support us with a collection on the 10th of February for a number of 2 hour slots. For more information »

23.01.17 Thank you to Cork Deaf Association. A new page they have put up on their website regarding the new national access policies for sign language users to DSP and CIB services. For more information »

16.01.17 Upcoming Church collections - volunteers required. To meet our shortfall in funding, we are looking for volunteers to support us with a number of Church collections in Co. Kerry. For more information »

09.01.17 Appeal for 2nd hand hearing aids. If you have a 2nd hand hearing aid that is still in working condition and you are happy to donate them to us, we will in turn send them to Catherine who is based in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester. For more information »

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