11th DHC Annual General Meeting on Saturday 24th March 2018

Thank you for your support with DHC in 2018


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

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. This is our third Cabra Cabaret fundraiser and the theme we have chosen this year is a 1916 Remembrance Concert of song 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

Celebrating Rev. Monsignor William Yore’s 150th anniversary, 8 Nov 2015

On 8th November the DHC organised a remembrance Mass in honour of Rev. Monsignor William Yore’s 150th anniversary of his earthly departure. He was the co-founder of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf (now Catholic Institute for Deaf People). It coincides with the CIDP’s 170th anniversary celebration of it’s foundation i.e. CID Committee held it’s 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.

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.

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.

Launch of the Deaf Heritage Centre Library

The Deaf Heritage Centre Library has been launched 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 Desmond Murphy and Dominic McGreal for ensuring the establishment of the library.