National ISL Day 2023

Relive the Moments of National ISL Day 2023! Explore the highlights, from the symbolic Deaf Flag raising to the joyful hamper giveaways at Mad Brothers Cafe. Dive into the spirit of community, culture, and togetherness that defined this memorable day. Join us in celebrating the richness of Irish Sign Language (ISL).

Watch the heartwarming video featuring the children from Holy Family School for the Deaf, joined by News2Day presenter Barry Gallagher, as they share the joy of National ISL Day with vibrant sign language. Their enthusiasm and spirit truly celebrates Irish Sign Language, spreading positivity and inclusivity.

RTÉ celebrates Irish Sign Language Awareness Week

In September 2023, RTE orchestrated a remarkable celebration of Irish Sign Language Awareness Week, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. Throughout the week-long event, RTE curated an array of innovative programs and initiatives aimed at raising awareness and understanding of Irish Sign Language (ISL) within the wider community. From Nationwide specials featuring on-screen ISL presentations to engaging initiatives showcasing the talents of young Deaf and Hard of Hearing contributors, RTE's dedication to amplifying the voices and experiences of the ISL community was palpable.

Notably, RTE's initiatives extended beyond traditional broadcasting, with special features highlighting ISL Weather production and other behind-the-scenes operations. As the week reached its culmination with the celebration of International Day of Sign Languages on September 23rd, RTE's Donnybrook campus sign turned blue in solidarity with Deaf communities worldwide, underscoring the importance of Sign Language as a fundamental means of communication and expression. RTE's exemplary celebration of Irish Sign Language Awareness Week 2023 serves as a poignant reminder of its ongoing commitment to fostering a more inclusive and accessible society for all.

For more details about RTE's celebration of Irish Sign Language Awareness Week 2023, you can read the full article HERE

Hamper Winners: A look back of National ISL Day at Mad Brothers Café

Relive the excitement of National ISL Day with our video from Mad Brothers Cafe! Watch as we announce the winners of the €50 breakfast hamper from Mad Brothers and the special blue-themed hamper from the Irish Deaf Society. Experience the joy and community spirit of this memorable day!

Raising of the Deaf Flag

Celebrate the spirit of National ISL Day 2023 with a video showcasing the symbolic raising of the Deaf Flag on campus, led by IDS Chairperson Lianne Quigley. Join us in reliving this special moment and appreciating the beauty of Irish Sign Language (ISL).

Join in the celebration as the Irish Deaf Society staff extends warm wishes for a Happy National ISL Day 2023! In this special video, our team shares their joy and excitement, highlighting the significance of Irish Sign Language. Their message reflects the unity and spirit that make this day truly special. Let's celebrate the diversity and richness of ISL together! 🤟

Explore the wonderful moments captured during National ISL Day 2023! From the Deaf Flag raising to exciting activities off-campus, these photos capture the essence of our celebration. Join us in reminiscing about the joy, unity, and cultural richness of the day. Dive into the highlights now!

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