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.

Treacy, Joey and Mary pick a name out of a santa hat

Santa Fun Run – Update

25th November 2014

Treacy (IDS), Joey (DSI) and Mary (Inspire) give an update on the Santa Fun Run Closing deadline registering online is Sunday 30th November The winner of the Facebook LIKES competition…

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RTÉjr Gets Signing! 

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…

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Brian and Susan display raffle prize

IDS Christmas Hamper 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…

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