2021 ISL Awareness Week Events

WFD International Week of the Deaf People 2021

Monday 20th – Cherishing Deaf History

09:00 IDS Welcome to ISL Awareness Week – John Sherwin (CEO) & Lianne Quigley (Chairperson) (Vlog)
10:00 IDS The Importance of Preserving Deaf Women’s History – Alvean Jones St Mary’s Heritage  (Vlog)
11:00 CIDP St Joseph’s House memory book launch and mass (Invitations Only)
14:00 IDS Why is it important to have Deaf History Museum? Liam Breen, Museum Curator/Archives – Deaf Heritage Centre (Vlog)
19:00 CIDP & IDS St Joseph’s Boarders Presentation on Deaf Awareness – (Open to Boarders Only)
All Day Event Rehab Care Galway ISL Challenge (Open to Rehab Care staff, National Learning Network (NLN) Staff and Service Users.)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week

Tuesday 21st – Sustainable Deaf Leadership

09:00 IDS What is Deaf Leadership? – Lianne Quigley (Vlog)
09:00 Microsoft Deaf Awareness Event for Microsoft Staff – ISL Awareness Week Elaine Grehan & Dr John Bosco Conama
11:00 CIDP Planting of new trees and burying time capsule with Holy Family School for the Deaf (Invitations Only)
14:00 Taoiseach Taoiseach Michael Martin – Address – ISL Awareness Week 2021 (Vlog)
15:00 IDS Photo Collage – Social, Educational, Cultural, Political and, Sports Activities led by Deaf leaders (Vlog).
19:00 Cork Deaf Club Meeting with Lord Mayor at 7pm to turn City Hall’s lights blue. Lights will be blue at Cork Garda Headquarter, Angelsea St
19:30 NDWI (Deaf Leadership Workshop at Gallaudet University) – Gaye Regan & Sinead Smith – Facebook
All Day Event RehabCare Galway ISL Challenge (Open to Rehab Care staff, National Learning Network (NLN) Staff and Service Users.)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week

Wednesday 22nd – Sign Language for all Deaf Learners

09:00 IDS Deaf Children accessing Education through ISL – Deaf Student Teacher: Kevin Dudley (Vlog)
10:00 IDS Deaf Children accessing Education through ISL: Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Geraldine McNamara (Vlog)
13:00 CIDP BBQ St Joseph’s House (Invitations Only)
14:00 Address on ‘Sign Language for all Deaf Learners’ – Minister for Education: Norma Foley (Vlog)
16:00 CIDP BBQ in Boarding Campus (Invitations Only)
19:00 CDS Event on New Vocabulary – “New Signs in a Fast-changing World” Zoom Meeting ID: 926 1836 7926 / Passcode: 207020 
19:00 Athlone Deaf Club The light at the Shannon Road Bridge, Custume Place, Market Square, Athlone will turn blue – please meet at 7pm – Councilor Aengus O’Rourke will join us at the bridge
All Day Event RehabCare Galway ISL Challenge (Open to Rehab Care staff, National Learning Network (NLN) Staff and Service Users.)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week

Thursday 23rd – We Sign for Human Rights! International Day of Sign Languages

09:00 IDS We Sign for Human Rights – Language Deprivation by Senan Dunne (Vlog)
10:00 CDS Our thoughts on Deaf Interpreting (Video)
11:00 CISLI Meet CISLI’s Interpreters (Video)
12:00 CDS Is Irish Society fully accessible to Deaf people? / 4th Year Students (Video)
13:00 University of Limerick Deaf Awareness Presentation for UL Staff and Students – ISL Awareness Week Elaine Grehan & Dr John Bosco Conama
14:00 IDS Senator Mark Daly’s address on ‘We Sign for Human Rights’ (Video)
15:00 GPO GPO Museum Witness History 3-4pm ISL Tour: Virtual Rebel Rising – Please Register 
15:00 Treoir Animated ISL Video to explain key concepts around custody, guardianship, access and maintenance. Website
16:30 PayPal Deaf Awareness Presentation for PayPal Employees Only – ISL Awareness Week – Louise Coss
18:30 CIDP Presentation on the history of CIDP and impact on local community by Dominic McGreal and Michael Lynch
Zoom Details – Meeting ID: 990 2405 9698 / Password: Bvcv19
19:00 Cork Deaf Club The light at the Quad, UCC will turn blue for International Week of Deaf people at 7pm
19:00 IDS ROCK of CASHEL Lights up blue for ISL week
19:00 IDS Kilkenny Castle Lights up blue for ISL week
All Day Event Chime ISL FOR ALL (Facebook)
All Day Event RehabCare Galway ISL Challenge (Open to Rehab Care staff, National Learning Network (NLN) Staff and Service Users.)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week

Friday 24th – Intersectional Deaf Communities

09:00 IDS My Identity, My Culture (Vlog)
11:00 NDWI National Deaf Women of Ireland “Does ISL have impact on Intersectional Deaf Communities” (Vlog on NDWI’s Facebook)
12:00 CIDP Launch of Strategic Plan and new brand
Zoom Details – Meeting ID: 981 1800 5251 / Password: D367CG
14:00 Heather Humphreys Address on ‘Intersectional Deaf Communities’ Heather Humphreys Minister for Rural and Community Development (Vlog)
All Day Event RehabCare Galway ISL Challenge (Open to Rehab Care staff, National Learning Network (NLN) Staff and Service Users.)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week
All Day Event Citizens Information Board CIB launch a series of Deaf Awareness videos in collaboration with the Irish Deaf Society (Link)
All Day Event Athy Sing & Sign Irish Sign Language Visual & Virtual Festival (Link)

Saturday 25th – Deaf Culture & Arts

09:00 IDS Irish Sign Language never fades (ISL Poetry): Brian Crean (Vlog)
10:00 IDS Sense of Deaf Community – Deaf Culture: Dr John Bosco Conama (Vlog)
10:00 DDWG Social Chat from 10-1pm Tea/Coffee & Refreshments (DVI) – see Poster
10:00 CIDP 5km Walk. Deaf Village Ireland to the Pope’s cross and back to Deaf Village Ireland for tea/coffee. All are welcome including staff, residents, friends, everyone in the deaf community & families.
10:30 Little Museum The Little Museum of Dublin Launch of ISL Tour of the Little Museum. Tickets are available here.
11:00 CDWG Cork Deaf Women Group – Coffee Morning 11-1pm, Blarney Woollen Mills, Outside Cork city (Women Only – limited to 15ppl
Contact 087 6112287 by text. See poster
11:00 Orla O’Sullivan SEE IT. FEEL IT. BELIEVE!!!. Beethoven’s Pathetique in ISL – Orla O’Sullivan DeafBlind Music Teacher/Artist, Founder of Viboxo Sound Senses (Vlog) – website: www.orlaosullivan.ie
13:00 NDWI National Deaf Women of Ireland ISL Poetry by Breda O’Grady (NDWI Facebook)
14:00 Jack Chambers Address on ‘Deaf Culture and Arts’ Jack Chambers Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht (Vlog)
14:00 LDG Laois Deaf Group – Social Chat from 2.30pm onwards, Emo Court Café, Emo, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Wear Blue if you can! All Welcome
15:00 Cork City Libraries Cork City Libraries are delighted to launch a signed recording of Breda Hassett’s children’s picture book, Eugene Eyebrow. The signed recording is available to view on Cork City Libraries YouTube channel on this link
16:00 Oireachtas ISL summary translation of the ISL Act 2017.To follow on from this please see this ISL video request VIMEO / Oireachtas
19:00 NDWI National Deaf Women of Ireland Short video presentation by Deaf Women (NDWI Facebook)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week
All Day Event Citizens Information Board CIB launch a series of Deaf Awareness videos in collaboration with the Irish Deaf Society (Link)
All Day Event Athy Sing & Sign Irish Sign Language Visual & Virtual Festival (Link)

Sunday 26th – Human Rights in Times of Crisis

09:00 IDS Human Rights Briefly Explained – Dr John Bosco Conama IHREC Disability Advisory Committee (Vlog)
10:00 IDS What can be achieved in times of Crisis – Elaine Grehan (Advocacy Manager) (Vlog)
11:30 CIDP Closing mass with Archbishop of Dublin (Invitations Only). Can be viewed at https://www.churchservices.tv/dvi
14:00 IDS President Michael D.Higgins address on International Week of Deaf People (Video)
16:00 IDS Reflection by Lianne Quigley (Chairperson) (Video)
All Day Event Kerry County Museum Jonnie Wall, Mayor of Tralee shines a blue light on Kerry County Museum’s for ISL Week
All Day Event Citizens Information Board CIB launch a series of Deaf Awareness videos in collaboration with the Irish Deaf Society (Link)
All Day Event Athy Sing & Sign Irish Sign Language Visual & Virtual Festival (Link)

Other Dates

17/09/2021 20:00 Athy Sing and Sign Poetry in Motion Mural – The Auld Shebeen Bar, Upper William Street Athy. Poster