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9 October 2017 (VOL 13 WEEK 41)

Irish Sign Language (ISL) Access - 'Tom Crean- Antarctic Explorer'.
A play on the famous Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean from Co. Kerry will have Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreting access on Saturday 14th October at 8pm.

It will be held in The Everyman Theatre in Cork. For more information and tickets, check out the following website:

When booking don't forget to mention 'Sign Language' so the Box Office staff can allocate best seats available. If you need any assistance, email:

Deaf Phd student wants to meet deaf and Hard of Hearing Women.
Gráinne Meehan is a Deaf PhD student from Maynooth University and is also on the Board of the Irish Deaf Youth Association (IDYA).

For her PhD research, she is looking for Deaf and hard of hearing women to share their thoughts and experiences of:
  • Relationships.
  • Accessing services for sexual health.
  • Accessing information for sexual health.
Gráinne will be in Co. Kerry from the 24th - 27th of October and is happy to travel to meet with you if you are interested. Gráinne would like to hear your opinions on how to improve access to sexual health services and information for Deaf and hard of hearing women throughout Ireland. If you are interested, please email grainnemeehan@
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2 October 2017 (VOL 13 WEEK 40)

New Facebook Page - Irish Sign Language (ISL) Access At Events.
A new Facebook page has been set up to show upcoming events that have Irish Sign Language (ISL) access.

It is open to any individuals, groups and organisations who have booked sign language interpreters at their open meetings, training, theatre, conferences, events etc. In fact, any event that has an interpreter present.

This page is not linked to any organisation. It is an open public information opportunity to share an event that has sign language interpreter access for the Irish Deaf Community. To add your event, go to:

Irish Pilgrimage Trust - Applications Open For Lourdes 2018.
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is planning their Lourdes 2018 trip. If you know of a young person that would like to travel, please let let us know.

In the past, the Trust has brought deaf and hard of hearing young people and hearing KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults).

Applications are also open to young people of any religious denomination with: A physical disability or medical condition (aged 9 - 18). A learning disability (ages 11 - 21). Seriously ill children under the age of 9, accompanied by a parent or close relative. Young adults between that age of 20 and 25 with a disability or illness.

The Trust covers the cost of those young people selected to travel. The closing date for the applications is 31st October each year. Please contact us for more information.
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