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8.9.20 Office hours Monday - Thursday (10am - 1pm and 2-5pm). Friday (10am 1pm). To book an appointment: Text: 087 633 4687 Tel: 066 712 0399 Facebook: Covid-19 For more information »

8.6.20 Our Government's re-opening plans. As part of the Government's re-opening plans, our staff re-joined our General Manager in the office this week. Our office hours remain the same, Monday - Thursday (10am - 1pm and 2-5pm) and Friday (10am 1pm). To ensure we follow HSE guidelines, please contact us for an appointment. For more information »

30.3.20 Weekly Newsletters. Our weekly newsletter will cease during the Covid-19 outbreak.However, please check out our Facebook page as we are posting regular updates and important announcements at For more information »

23.3.20 Our drop-in service is temporarily closed but we are still working. Our office hours remain the same so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For any video calls, please text or email in advance so we can book a time for you as video calls are very busy due to people wanting information face-to-face. we will continue to post regular updates including important Covid-19 updates and posters on our Facebook page at For more information »

9.3.20 Bogus / fake collectors pretending to be from Deaf organisations. We have since been informed that a man was going around the Racecourse Road / Racecourse Lawn area in Tralee saying he was from the Deaf Association of Ireland. As well as bogus female door to door collections. Our advice to everyone is not to give these people any money. For more information »

24.2.20 Dr John Bosco Conama - standing for Seanad elections. He will be launching his campaign fundraiser soon. As part of his campaign, John is asking friends, family, colleagues and supporters to contact their local elected reps and ask them to support him. You can use to check who they are. For more information »

17.2.20 Student placements / work experience - all slots now booked out. These work experience opportunities have been very popular this year, and as a result, all our available slots for the remainder of the academic year (end of May 2020) are now full. For more information »

3.2.20 Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) Student Placement and Research. Aimed at Deaf adults in Ireland who have gotten a cochlear implant after the age of 18 and their experience of working with interpreters. The survey is completely anonymous. For more information »

20.1.20 iPhone and iPad classes (one to one). These one-hour classes are provided by our manager, Willie White and have been very successful in the past. During office hours and are usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays. For more information »

6.1.20 Opening hours for 2020. Our opening hours for this New Year will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm). Fridays (10am - 1pm and closed Friday afternoon). For more information »

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Our Mission:

To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families have full access to services and information which are available in the Kerry region so they are able to be self determining, independent and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.

Our Vision:

To be the leading Resource Centre providing support and services for Deaf adults, children, and their families and other related organisations in Kerry.

Our Values:

  • Deaf people CAN !!!!!!!
  • Deaf people and Deaf culture should be treated with dignity and respect
  • Deaf people have the right and responsibility to be involved in the planning, delivery and monitoring of all services intended for their use
  • Irish sign language is the natural language of Deaf people and together with Deaf culture is recognised and accepted by the Centre
  • Other modes of communication modes used by Deaf people are also recognised and accepted.

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Profile:

» To promote human and citizenship rights for Deaf people in Kerry and Ireland

» To foster the legal and official recognition of Irish Sign Language and to establish the rights to use Irish Sign Language (hereinafter referred to as "I.S.L.") as a primary means of communication in all aspects of life

» To develop, manage and promote any activity in furtherance to the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited

» To keep in touch with new developments, new methods and approaches in the Deaf Community and to disseminate information on I.S.L, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to its' members and wider Society

» To promote the research of any aids and equipment - designed specifically or otherwise to benefit the Deaf and distribution of aids approved by the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited for use by the Deaf To provide opportunity for constructive discussion of societal and ethical issues of Deaf people, I.S.L. and Deaf Culture

» To advise and assist, at the discretion of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited, other bodies or individuals in Deaf related matters

» To affiliate, at the discretion of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited to any body, local, national and international, for the purpose of furthering objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre

» To promote public awareness of I.S.L, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community

» To lobby and negotiate, where appropriate, with government departments or other agencies or bodies on behalf of its members, affiliated groups or other parties

» To negotiate, where appropriate, with national bodies for funding and/or support for the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited or its projects, either independently or in partnership with other organisations

» To foster the cultural and educational advancement of Deaf people; To inform individual Deaf people of grants available to them

» To publicise generally the aims and objectives of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited through comprehensive media briefing with a view to raising public awareness of all aspects of Deaf-related matters

» To provide expert advice, consultancy services, classes of instruction, tuition, lectures, meetings, discussion groups, exhibitions, printed matter and literature in relation to or furtherance of the objects of the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited

» To employ interpreters, consultants or other persons to the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Company Limited or its members

» To ensure Deaf adults, children, and their families have full access to services and information which are available in the Kerry region so they are able to be self determining, independent and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.

» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co. Ltd.

Sections is underway

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Social calendar and gallery sections is stalled at the moment, hopefully something will be up and running shortly.

Overuse of mailing lists

There was a time when it was difficult to access information. However with the introduction of e-mail, e-groups etc information is more readily available.

The only problem is, alot of organisations like Kerry Deaf Resource Centre & individuals are receiving information from numerous sources about the same events.

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre receives information in duplicate, triplicate and sometime more often but doesn't mind as the delete button on our computer is easy to find.

However, we do not want to be guilty ourselves of over-informing people. The problem is??, its difficult to know who is or who is not receiving information, what type of information they are getting, and lastly if they are getting the same information from different sources.

If you are receiving information from Kerry Deaf Resource Centre and are already getting it from other sources, please email us as we'd like to remove your name from our lists. That way, Kerry Deaf Resource Centre is contributing to information being available to those who want it, and to those who wish to have it, but not to those who are getting information elsewhere or who do not want to have it.

» Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Co. Ltd.

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