The Irish Deaf Community Celebrates Irish Sign Language Awareness Week

13th September 2021

From Monday 20th September to the following Sunday, Deaf people all over the world celebrate “International Week of Deaf People 2021.” This is an annual event promoted by the World Federation of the Deaf and the theme this year is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities.”

In Ireland, led by the Irish Deaf Society, the Deaf Community celebrates this week by hosting “Irish Sign Language Awareness Week”. Each day has a different theme and Deaf organisations will have a mix of online and face to face events throughout the week. You can visit the Irish Deaf Society website for more information and a listing of events at

  • Cherishing Deaf History – Monday 20th September
  • Sustainable Deaf Leadership – Tuesday 21st September
  • Sign Languages for All Deaf Learners – Wednesday 22nd September
  • We Sign for Human Rights! – Thursday 23rd September 2021
  • Intersectional Deaf Communities – Friday 24th September 2021
  • Deaf Culture and Arts – Saturday 25th September 2021
  • Human Rights in Times of Crisis – Sunday 26th September 2021

Contact: Elaine Grehan – 089 427 8663 (text only) /

Irish Deaf Society