Support groups and activities · The Cork and Kerry Deaf Elderly Group · Support group for people with hearing problems · The Cool Youth Club · Smiley's Summer Camp for children. The Irish Society of the Deaf is recognized as an organization of people with disabilities (DPO) under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). IDS is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf and of the European Union of the Deaf and has consulted with international bodies representing deaf people in relation to a series of social problems affecting deaf people. The Irish Society for the Deaf runs the ISL Act Intercommunity Group, which is a group of national organizations and service providers working in the deaf community.
There are no precise statistics on the size of the deaf community in Ireland, but it is estimated that 5000 people communicate in Irish Sign Language (ISL) as their primary language, along with a community of approximately 40,000 people that includes family, friends and people who work in the deaf community. Deaf Village Ireland Ratoath Road Cabra Dublin 7 D07 W94H Republic of Ireland See the contact page for company information. The Cork Deaf Association is committed to the empowerment of deaf and hard of hearing people in the city and county of Cork through the provision of information, promotion and support services. The most recent data from the Central Statistics Office shows that there are more than 103,000 deaf or hard of hearing people in Ireland.
We also offer follow-up support and advice on hearing aids and adapting to hearing loss at the Cork Deaf Association.