Cabra Graveyard

21 August, 2-3pm
Admission : Free

Graveyard beside Navan Road Medical Centre, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Prayer service will be celebrated to commemorate nine deaf pupils who died in 1919 following the outbreak of Spanish Influenza.

The event is weather permitting otherwise mass will be celebrated in the Deaf Heritage Centre (DHC) hall (Old Chapel) at Thomas Mahon Building.

Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

21 August, 3pm – 4pm
Admission : Free

 

Deaf Heritage Centre, Thomas Mahon Building, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Plaque-unveiling ceremony in honour of CIDP founders Rev.Mons.William Yore and Fr. Thomas MacNamara who established the committee of Catholic Institute for Deaf & Dumb Schools in Cabra.

The plaque will be inserted into the external wall outside Thomas Mahon Building (arch door) i.e. 1845-2017.

Deaf Museum Guided Tour

21 August, 2pm – 6pm
Admission : Adult €3

Deaf Heritage Centre/Curator Liam Breen
Thomas Mahon Building, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Guided tour of the Deaf Museum in the Heritage Centre by a former pupil of St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys, Cabra, Liam Breen.

Liam Breen is involved in recording and preserving various collections about the history of Deaf Schools and the Deaf Clubs in Ireland as well as setting up the museum in the Thomas Mahon Building.

Heritage & The Deaf Community

21 August, 7.15pm – 8pm
Admission : Free

Deaf Heritage Centre/ Dr. John Bosco Conama
Thomas Mahon Building, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

The Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity Collage will present a topic on heritage links between Universities in Ireland and the Irish deaf community.

While it is widely known that the deaf community is currently and severely under-represented in the higher education, there are a number of universities playing a little-known, yet significant role in shaping the deaf communities for the past century. Dr. John Bosco Conama will make a number of references to the linkages between the universities and the deaf community in Ireland.

Claremont Institution (1816-1978)

23 August, 2pm – 3pm
Admission : Free

Deaf Heritage Centre, Thomas Mahon Building, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7

To book a tour of Glasnevin / Claremont Institution,
please email: rgip59@gmail.com

Photographic Exhibibition on Claremont in the DHC. Several hundred deaf children received board, educational and vocational training in Claremont Institute until 1943.
In Glasnevin Village is St.Mobhi’s Church where several deaf children including Claremont’s first pupil Thomas Collins, who wrote a letter to King George IV, lie buried in unmarked graves. Tours of St Mobhi’s Church and Claremont Institution (now St Clare’s Home, Griffith Avenue) can be arranged by contacting Rachel Pollard.

Deaf Cabra Guided Tour

23 August, 2pm – 5pm
Admission : Free

Deaf Heritage Centre, Deaf Ireland Village, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

A guided tour conducted by Dominic McGreal which tells the rich history of the former St.Josephs School, the famous main gate, old graveyard, old swimmingpool and much more…

The tour will continue on the Thomas Mahon Building, the old yard and the new grounds of Deaf Village Ireland which received an award by the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland in 2013. This wouldn’t have been achieved only for the great work of the community employee staff.

History of Deaf Sports

24 August, 2pm – 4pm
Admission : Free

 

Deaf Heritage Centre/Deaf Sports Ireland
Deaf Heritage Centre, Thomas Mahon Hall, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Joey Watson of Deaf Sports Ireland will present about the Irish Deaf Sports Association, which was founded in 1968. There will be an exhibition of all medals won by Irish Deaf in Deaf Sports Ireland.
Deaf Sports Ireland will be organising a big event next year for there 50th Anniversary to celebrate forty-nine years of dedicated work and competitions such as Deaflympics. The World and European Championships. DSI also provide popular national Easter sports held in different parts of Ireland every year.

St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls

25 August, 3pm – 4pm
Admission : Free

 

Deaf Heritage Centre, Thomas Mahon Hall, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Guided tour of the Dominican Convent, visiting St.Mary’s the Deaf School for Irish Girls.

 DVI Outdoor Garden

26 August, 5pm – 9pm
Admission : Free

Deaf Heritage Centre/Curator Dez Murphy
Deaf Heritage Centre, Thomas Mahon Hall, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Desmond Murphy will provide an outdoor film show about the Old Deaf School (1934-1975) by the Christian Brothers using old cine reels.

Weather permitting, if not it will be shown inside the DHC Hall.

Exhibition : Memories Old Days

26 August, 7pm – 9pm
Admission : Free

Deaf Heritage Centre
Atrium, Deaf Ireland Village, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Exhibition Photography by Dublin Deaf Association Archives. Light refreshments and BBQ will be organised.

Access & Parking
Suitable for Children under 12 / Wheelchair
Access (Full) / Car Parking Available

 

Click Here for about the National Heritage Week leaflet, which will run from 19 of August to 27 of August 2017.