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4 August 2005 (VOL 3 WEEK 31)

Hello and welcome to our weekly news section. As this is the time for holidays, we thought we'd let you know of a new cafe that will be opening in Rome. Starting on the 8th of July, the Italian capital will have its first restaurant for the deaf, who number some 4,500 in the city. The restaurant is located in the Marconi district, on via Oderisi da Gubbio, and will be inaugurated on Tuesday, July 12, by Mayor Walter Veltroni. Waiters and waitresses will all be trained to take orders using Italian sign language (LIS) and at the restaurant's opening the first LIS illustrated dictionary will be presented. Subtitled films will be shown and tables will be equipped with computers to allow the clientele to send and receive email messages and chat online.

Paris also has a very well known Deaf cafe. If you are going on holidays to either of these cities, make sure to drop in for a coffee.

Eleni Solomou is a profoundly Deaf student and is conducting research across Ireland and Nth. Ireland about Information Technology Sign Language Browser. The Irish IT Sign Language Browser is a web-based multimedia-survey system with the main objective to model Irish Deaf people's knowledge about the "right" and "preferred" IT words expressed in ISL. She would like Deaf, hard of hearing, bilinguals or sign language interpreters to visit the following website

We have a new batch of leaflets on hearing aids in our office from the Health Board. One of the leaflets gives information on BTE- Behind the Ear hearing aids and the other gives information on ITE- In The Ear hearing aids. If you would like a copy of these, please contact us.

We also have the most recent Tinnitus newsletter, again if you would like a copy, please contact us.

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11 August 2005 (VOL 3 WEEK 32)

Hello and welcome again to our weekly news section. If you were on of our members who travelled to Medjugorie recently, you might be interested in attending a talk by Vicka this Friday at St. John's Church. Rosary will start at 7, followed by a mass and talk. As Vicka will be coming from Medujogorie, a big crowd is expected, arrive early to get a good spot to see the interpreter.

Our monthly interpreted masses will re-commence on the 2nd Sunday of September in our office at 3pm. Masses will be held on the 2nd Sunday of each month until December. Tea and coffee will be provided.

A month's mind mass will be held for our late Chairperson, Mr. Laurence White on the 20th of September in Kilflynn Parish Church at 8.30pm

For our members who are involved in the Ladies Deaf football, you'll be pleased to know that a number of events are being planned for the 26th to 28th of August in Dublin. Contact Bernadette for more information.

The Marie Keating Foundation will give a talk on Cancer Awareness in our office on the 22nd of Sept. Their information bus will also be parked in the Supervalu carpark on the day. As soon as details are finalised, we will let you know.

Lastly, for our EEI students, your training timetable is being finalised. Contact Catherine for information on times and dates. We will have a number of Deaf guest speakers coming in the next few months so it will be a busy time for our students.

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18 August 2005 (VOL 3 WEEK 33)

Hello and welcome to our weekly update. There's a buzz about the place as the Rose of Tralee kicks off. We would like to wish the Dublin Rose, Elena McGivney (CODA) who has a Deaf parents, the very best of luck in the Rose of Tralee. KDRC will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week as part of the Rose of Tralee festival week.

This week some of our members are painting the downstair building, which has been recently redecorated by our two Deaf Builders! Thanks yo all those who volunteered to take part.

The Dublin Deaf Association are celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a dinner dance in the Regency Hotel, Whitehall, Dublin 9 on Saturday, 24th September from 7.30pm to 1.30am. The tickets costs €35 to include a 4-course meal, raffle, bar extension and disco. You can pay a deposit of €10, which on-refundable to the Dublin Deaf Association.

Rory Perry, an Audiologist will be practising in Tralee the 2nd Wednesday of every month in Rock Street from 9.30am to 5pm. If you would like to make an appointment, please do so in the Opitionist beside O'Carroll's Chemist.

We would like to welcome Tracey Daly, Andrea Smith and Deirdre Herlihy, who just came back from The Gambia, where they were visiting Alven Jones (ex-presenter with Hands On).

Just a reminder for our members, there will be memorial mass for Larry White Senior on Saturday, 20th August at 8.30pm in Kilflynn Church.

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26 August 2005 (VOL 3 WEEK 34)

Our office was closed for one week's holiday.

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