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.

Statement from the Irish Deaf Society

ISL Bill passes third Stage at Seanad

22nd June 2017

Irish Sign Language Bill passes third Stage at Seanad On Wednesday 21st June 2017, The Seanad accepted the ‘Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill’ proposed by Senator Mark…

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Summerfest 2017

22nd June 2017

The next event organised by IDS – ‘SummerFest 2017’ will be held here in Deaf Village Ireland on Sunday 23rd July 2017 from 1pm to 6pm. We will make another…

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New board of directors

9th May 2017

The new board of directors are (from left to right) Colm Finnegan (Board Director), Micheal Kelliher (Hon. Secretary), Melissa Howlett (Hon. Treasurer), John Bosco Conama (Board Director), James Riordan  (Board Director), Wendy…

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