Irish Deaf Society is Ireland’s national Deaf organisation. Our office is based in Deaf Village Ireland, Cabra, Dublin 7. Deaf Village Ireland is home to many Deaf organisations that will be able to support you in getting settled in Ireland.
You can get to Deaf Village Ireland from Dublin city centre by using the following Dublin Bus routes:
38/38A to Damastown
39/39A to Ongar
70 to Dunboyne
Our office is open Monday – Friday, from 9am-5pm.
In our office there are two departments that can support you, Advocacy and Further Education and Training.
Advocacy: Our Advocacy staff can support you in accessing information about a variety of issues, through sign language. We can support you with written English, or make phone calls for you. All our Advocacy staff use sign language and we have a Deaf interpreter on the team so we will be able to navigate communicating with people who use Ukrainian Sign Language.
Further Education and Training: Our FET department provide classes to Deaf adults in a variety of subjects. We are currently setting up classes specifically for Deaf Ukrainians, focused on learning Irish Sign Language and written English.
Please feel free to come into our office to meet us! You can also contact us by emailing [email protected] or texting 086 440 1443
Useful Information: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/abf3e-social-welfare-supports-for-ukrainian-citizens-arriving-in-ireland-under-the-temporary-protection-directive/