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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 [email protected].

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

You can find directions on our website, click here to find more information and directions to the 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.

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.