Irish Deaf History
lets start recording our history!

What happened in the Irish Deaf community this date 3 years ago? Do you remember? I know i don't....

This webpage was contructed on the 24th May 2008 to start recording historical events that happen in the Irish Deaf Community or by Irish Deaf people from around the world.

email: for anything you feel should be added to this page

Historical events can be:

  • Deaf Sporting events
  • Deaf world records
  • Deaf people who have died
  • Achievements by Deaf people
  • email if you have more!

This page can only work with the assistance of the Deaf community - so come on! Lets start keeping a record!

*Thanks to Cormac Leonard for providing weblinks to Census 1911

22nd June

  • Tallaght Deaf Club Annual Sport day
  • Greenbow Karaoke Night, Pantibar, Dublin 1

21st June

  • IDS Jumble Sale at the DDA
  • IDYA Paintball
  • IDSA/FAI Deaf football day

19th June

  • IDS begin their Thailand trek

14th June

  • Street performance World Championship; Sign Language Performance area allocated, Dublin 1
  • Deaforward Information meeting, Tallaght, Dublin 24

13th June

  • Sign Language User Club: Communications Solutions workshop, Ballyclare Community Concerns, Antrim.

12th June

  • Deaforward Information meeting, Greenbow, Dublin

11th June 2008

  • Deaforward Information meeting at the Laois Deaf Social evening< xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" namespace="">

10th June 2008

  • IDS fundraiser for < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" prefix="st1" namespace="">Thailand trek Table Quiz


  • NIDYA organise the Basic BSL Linguistic workshop for Deaf adults 18-25yo in Belfast

9th June 2008

  • IDS Lisbon Treaty Debate, Deaf Club, Dublin


  • Cork Deaf Association information meeting on the Lisbon Treaty attended by Kathleen Lynch TD and Declan Ganley from Libertas

8th June 2008

  • KDRC and Cork Deaf Club KODA Family Day of fun
  • Monthly Mass at the Dublin Deaf Association
  • St. Josephs Centre for Deaf people, Belfast - AGM
  • Irish Deaf Bowling AGM (Dundalk)

7th June 2008

  • Fundraising event to raise funds for Deaf people in Moldova at the Kinghan Church, Belfast
  • International Deaf Friendly Football match - Ireland v Scotland.  Ireland 1, Scotland 1 (Joseph Watson Irish scorer)
  • Irish Deaf Poker €22 Double Chance Tournament at the Dublin Deaf Association. 1st Keenan Byrne, 2nd Liam Moloney, 3rd Frank Grace

6th June 2008

  • Launch of the Deaf West North Women group, Derry.

30th May 2008

  • Drug and Alchohol Awareness Session @ North Down Integrated Deaf Club (organised by DANI)
  • Tallaght Deaf Club group weekend to Wales

29th May 2008

28th May 2008

  • Deaforward Information Meeting at the Cork Deaf Club

27th May 2008

  • Deaforward Information Meeting at the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre

25th May 2008

  • Wicklow Deaf Association AGM

24th May 2008

  • Irish Deaf Society AGM
  • IDS Thailand trek fundraiser - Karaoke Night at Slatterys
  • Students from St. Josephs and St. Mary's school for the Deaf play football at Half-Time for the Irish-Serbian Match at Croke Park -organised by the FAI summer school
  • Congratulations to Ahsan Memon from Kerry who celebrated success in a cricket match in Midelton Town. Ahsan played with the Kerry County Crickey Club against Midelton Cricket Club and the end score was 106-10/29-10. Kerry won by 77 Runs (information acquired from the KDRC and Ahsan Memon)

Various Irish Deaf Websites

Irish Deaf Society

Irish Deaf Society Bebo Page

Irish Deaf Youth Association

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre


Irish Deaf Womens Group

Tallaght Deaf Club

Irish Deaf Sports Association

Hands On

Deaf Hear

St. Josephs Census 1911

St. Mary's Census 1911

Claremont School Census 1911