Affiliations

National Council Members

Established in 1995, the National Council is an umbrella group, comprising of local Deaf organisations in Ireland, to maintain a network of local and national organisations. The Council determine on the primary concerns and priorities affecting the Deaf Community, leading to the policies and the approaches to lobbying for equality and rights of Deaf people. Through this Council, the IDS have established policies of empowerment and independence among Deaf people.

Art & Cultural Society of the Deaf acsirl@eircom.net
Athlone Deaf Centre Fax: 0906 478363
Centre for Deaf Studies cdsinfo@tcd.ie
www.tcd.ie/slscs/cds
Cork Deaf Club corkdeafclub@gmail.com
Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters cisli.ireland@gmail.com
www.cisliireland.wordpress.com
Deaf Community Centre (Limerick) info@dcclimerick.eu
www.dcclimerick.eu
Dundalk Deaf Group dundalkdeafgroup@hotmail.com
Donegal Deaf Social donegaldeafclub@gmail.com
Drogheda Deaf Society droghedadeafsociety@gmail.com
Dublin Deaf Association info@dublindeafassociation.com
www.dublindeafassociation.com
Galway Deaf Club galwaydeafcentre@gmail.com
Greenbow: Deaf LGBT Society of Ireland deafgreenbowlgbt@yahoo.ie
Deaf Sports Ireland info@deafsportsireland.com
www.deafsportsireland.com
Irish Deaf Youth Association info@irishdeafyouth.com
www.irishdeafyouth.com
Irish Deaf Women’s Group info@deafwomen.ie
www.deafwomen.ie
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre kdrc@eircom.net
www.kerrydeaf.com
Kilkenny, Carlow & Tipperary Deaf Community ktcdeafcommunity@gmail.com
Laois Deaf Network laoisdeafnetwork@gmail.com
Meath Deaf Association meathdeafassociation@gmail.com
Facebook
Midland Deaf Club damien2731@hotmail.com
Mid-West Deaf Association deafcommunitycentre@gmail.com
Model School for Deaf Project msdp98@gmail.com
Sign Language Association of Ireland info@slaireland.com
www.slaireland.com
South East Deaf Women’s Group southeastdeafwomengroup@gmail.com
Deaf Heritage Centre deafheritagecentre@eircom.net
Tallaght Deaf Club tallaghtdeafclub@eircom.net
Waterford Deaf Centre waterforddeafcentre@gmail.com
Wexford Deaf Association wexforddeafassociation12@gmail.com
Wicklow Deaf Society wicklowdeafsociety@gmail.com
191st Deaf Scout deafscoutgroup@gmail.com
www.dublindeafscout.ie
South Tipperary Deaf Club Facebook
Deaf Dundalk TBC
Drogheda Deaf Society (Louth) Facebook

European Union of the Deaf – EUD

The European Union of the DEAF (EUD) is a European non-profit making organisation whose membership comprises of National Associations of Deaf people in Europe. The EUD was established in 1985, and is the only organisation representing the interests of Deaf Europeans at European Union level. EUD aims to establish and maintain EU level dialogues, making sure deaf issues are raised. We do this in consultation with National Deaf Association members.

Website: www.eud.eu

World Federation of the Deaf – WFD

WFD is an international, non-governmental, central organisation comprising national associations of Deaf people. At present, emphasis is placed on the following areas:

  • Improve the status of national sign languages
  • Better education for Deaf people
  • Improve access to information and services
  • Improve human rights for Deaf people in developing countries
  • Promote the establishment of Deaf organisations where none currently exist

The highest decision making body of WFD is the General Assembly (GA). Every Ordinary Member has the right to send up to two Deaf delegates to attend the GA, held every four years. The GA is held in conjunction with the quadrennial World Congress of the WFD.

Website: www.wfdeaf.org

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