The Irish Deaf Society is the largest Deaf-led organisation in Ireland working with both the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Our work focuses on issues such as achieving equality and access for Deaf people.

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the language of the Deaf community in Ireland. ISL is a visual, spatial language with its own distinct grammar. It is not only a language of the hands but also of the face and body.

Invision sign interpreter visible on screen on RTE Jnr Storytime

RTÉjr Gets Signing! 

21st November 2014

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is now available on RTÉjr which is RTÉ’s children channel for under 7’s. There will be sixty episodes of ‘Storytime’ with ISL and will be on... Read more »

Brian and Susan display raffle prize

IDS Christmas raffle

20th November 2014

We are selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Deaf Adult Literacy Services. You can buy tickets for €2.00 (per strip) or €5.00 for 3 strips. The draw date... Read more »

Christmas Cards for sale

Christmas Cards for sale

18th November 2014

If you would like to purchase our Christmas Cards, they are €10.00 for packs of 8   You can contact for more information