11th Annual general Meeting on Saturday 24th March, just remind you of your membership if you have all ready!

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Newsletters Christmas 2016

Welcome to Deaf Heritage Centre Ireland (DHC) newsletter. We hope you will enjoy this newsletter.


Cabra Cabaret, Saturday 22nd October, 7.00pm-l0.30pm

This is our third Cabra Cabaret fundraiser and the theme we have chosen this year is a 1916 Remembrance
Concert of song and drama. It promises to be a special evening of 1916 themed music and drama featuring:

  • The Martin Gallagher Group of Traditional Musicians.
  • The Deaf Tones Choir under the direction of Shirley Higgins.
  • “Last Moments of the 1916 Leaders”. A drama performed by the Mater Hospital Drama Group.
  • A talk by James Connolly Herron, grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly, about the 1916 Rising


Tickets, priced €20, are available online:

or by email at deafheritagecentre@eircom.net. They can also be purchased/ reserved by phoning Séamus at 087 2189960 or Pat at 087 9523135. The Concert will be held in the Thomas Mahon Hall, within the Chapel Wing, with its superb acoustic atmosphere.


Newsletters Christmas 2014 & 2015

Welcome to Deaf Heritage Centre Ireland (DHC) newsletter. We would like to keep in touch with our members. This newsletter and appropriate timing is one of the way to do this. We hope you will enjoy this newsletter.

 Newsletter2015        NewsletterChris14

Rev. Monsignor William Yore’s 150th anniversary

On 8th November, DHC organised a remembrance Mass in honour of the co- founder of Catholic Institute for the Deaf (now Catholic Institute for Deaf People) Rev. Monsignor William Yore’s 150th anniversary of his earthly departure. It coincides with the CIDP’s 170th anniversary celebration of it’s foundation i.e. CID Committee held its’ first meeting on 22nd December 1855. There was a video show on Monsignor Yore’s Life and times, presented by Dr. John Bosco Conama and researched by Liam Breen.

Maynooth University

maynooth.we have been privileged to be associated with Maynooth University for providing us with the unique accredited certificate training completed by 5 Deaf archivist/curators. We are looking at continuing with this programme and to develop our skills further in the future. we would like to thank Dr Jacinta Prunty for delivering these training programmes.


New Venture with Maynooth University


The DHC is pleased to announce the new venture of archive of heritage for Deaf curators/archivists in conjunction with Maynooth University. It will be first of its kind in Ireland, which makes a unique venture because it will be solely dedicated to Deaf people in Ireland.It is also intended to have this venture sustainable, which we will run another programmes for years to come. It will significantly develop the Deaf community in terms of the community, culture, education, historical and language development. It will also benefit the public through the shared experience, knowledge and information.


Launch of the Deaf Heritage Centre Library Service

The Deaf Heritage Centre (DHC) library has been launched and opened by Dr. John Bosco Conama of the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin. It is now open to people who wish to use the DHC library. The DHC would like to thank the team for ensuring the establishment of the library:

  • Desmond Murphy
  • Dominic McGreal

Deaf Heritage Centre Newsletter 2015

The Department of Justice has allocated €28,000 funding to the DHC to develop the educational, training and resources including the purchase of equipment, curators/archivist training, website, enhancing resources to share Deaf History within the Deaf community and beyond. Kevin Stanley has been appointed to undertake this project including the development of the future plans.

The DHC has recently organised a successful fundraiser ‘Cabra Cabaret’ at the DHC Centre. It was attended by 120 people that raised €1543. The cabaret included several traditional musicians and the highlight of the evening was St Mary’s School of the Deaf Girls’ Choir. The DHC would like to thank Seamus Clandillon and Pat Kearney for organising the event.

There will be more fundraiser cabarets in 2015.