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Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of the Deaf Village Ireland. They provide basic information such a services provided, how the village works and frequently asked questions.

These FAQs will often link to more detailed information. If you have any questions about our FAQs that are not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please email info@deafvillageireland.ie.

Q: What is Deaf Village Ireland?

Deaf Village Ireland is an inclusive state-of-the-art facility providing sporting, social, religious, heritage, educational, community and cultural services and amenities for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people.

Deaf Village Ireland has a unique integrated communication ethos where both Irish Sign Language (ISL) and spoken English are used. It is managed by the Deaf community, staffed by both Deaf and hearing people, operating in an integrated coalition where various Deaf organisations work together.

Within Deaf Village Ireland the Inspire Fitness Centre & Café Harmony operates community, sporting and social facilities open to all.

Q: What services does the Village have to offer Deaf or hard of hearing children?

There is support for parents – Parent groups, workshops, Peer Support and for children there are fun camps. Deaf schools are also on the campus.

There are both Deaf school are held in Cabra. St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls is based in Dominican Convent Cabra Dublin 7 and St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys is based in Navan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Q: What support is available in Deaf Village Ireland for Deaf and hard of hearing people?

Apart from the reduced rates for the sports centre, there is a wide range of support available such as Adult Education, Personal support and counselling, Assistive Technology, Pastol Care, Cultural activities and social events. These services are provided by the different organisations within the Village.

Q: Is the Deaf Village Ireland open to the public?

Yes, it’s open to all, Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people. It is a wish that the public should show interest in the various organisations and mix with the Deaf Community at the Village.

Q: Are there People living in the Deaf Village Ireland?

No, The Deaf Village Ireland is made up of the Sports centre and there are twelve organisations in the Deaf Village Ireland.

Q: What are the opening hours?

Deaf Village Ireland service opens from 9am until 5pm with services overseen by the manager and members of staff. However other various Deaf organisations have different opening hours, check out their opening hours here.

Deaf Village Ireland has a sports and fitness centre on campus and it is run by Inspire Fitness Centre. The swimming pool and GYM open early in the morning. However we would recommend you to get in touch with a member of staff at Inspire Fitness Centre on their Facebook or website. Their opening hours may change at times. You can check out Inspire Fitness Centre contact details here.

Q: How can I get to Deaf Village Ireland?

Q: I am looking for a job opportunity at Deaf Village Ireland, who can I pass on my C.V to?

There is a vacancies page on our website. You can check out upcoming opportunities jobs here. However make sure to keep a check on our website for job opportunities and follow us our social media to keep yourself updated.

However you can still drop your CV to our manager at manager@deafvillageireland.ie. Your C.V. will be stored in our database. It might be used in the future if a position should arise.

PDF – Portable Document Format is required for forwarding C.V’s

Q: How I can become a member of the various sporting facilities at Deaf Village Ireland?

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and interested in joining our sports facilities at Inspire Fitness Centre Cabra – (It’s based at the Deaf Village Ireland), you are required to become a member of Deaf Sports Ireland costing €20.00 per year. Once a member of Deaf Sports Ireland, you will then be able to sign up with the Inspire Fitness Centre Cabra at a special rate to enjoy its fantastic sports facilities. This also applies to the C.O.D.A – children of Deaf Adults. You can contact Deaf Sports Ireland for further information on the membership structure and how it works.

Hearing members will have to discuss the different rates for Families/individuals at Inspire Fitness Centre Cabra. You can contact Inspire Fitness Centre Cabra by following their contact details here.

Q: Can I apply for membership of the Deaf Village Ireland?

There are no membership fees for Deaf Village Ireland. However various Deaf organisations do offer membership and you will find details of the various organisations here.