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In this Issue ISSUE - 003 JANAURY 2011

IDYA & NIDYA’s presents


Chairperson Report


IDYA’s New Blog


Irish Deaf Kids Workshop

IDYA & NIDYA presents…. BLACK

Bungee Jump

TICKETS: There are limited tickets available for this event. 50 tickets are being sold, so please book your place in advance to save disappointment! £10 from NIDYA (including return bus to/from Belfast) €15 from IDYA (including return bus to/from Dublin)

Pole Dancing

From Ireland You can buy your ticket from any of the IDYA committee; Caroline McGrotty, Robert Archer, Paul Ryder, Ronan Lowry, Carmel Duggan, Sally Byrne or email


About Us The Irish Deaf Youth Association was set up on the 18th October 1986 by a group of Deaf youths in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. This midland location was chosen to allow youths from all over Ireland to attend a conference to set the IDYA up on the road of representing Deaf youths in Ireland.

If From Northern Ireland You can buy your ticket from the NIDYA board; Alan Smith


Public Lecture Series P3


For the first time, both of the Deaf Youth organisations on the island of Ireland will be coming together to present to you a very exciting event! Newry is one hour away from both of the capital cities, Belfast and Dublin.


you would like to visit us in our

office for information or our service, please try to make an appointment to avoid disappointment or wasting your time if we are not available.

Contact Us Irish Deaf Youth Association

TRANSPORT: Buses will be provided from Dublin and from Belfast to take you to the event and back to the cities afterwards so you don't need to worry about how to get there or how to get home. The ticket entry to this event will include a return bus journey.

THEME: The theme of the event will be Black vs Red. This means you must wear either black, red or a combination of both!

GAMES: There will be games on the night to provide entertainment and to get a laugh out of everyone!

30 Blessingtion Street, Dublin 7. Telephone:- 01 860 1878 Fax:- 01 860 1960 Mob: 085 198 4166

Board Members Chairperson:

Caroline McGrotty

Vice-Chairperson: Robert Archer Secretary:

Ronan Lowry



Paul Ryder

There will be a finger food buffet on the night

Board Member:

Carmel Duggan

Board Member:

Ronan Dunne

Board Member:

Sally Byrne

Check it out —>

Message from the Chairperson Caroline Mc Grotty Happy New Year 2011!!! :D By the time you read this most of you will have now settled back into routine, finished exams or maybe even still studying for exams! Thank god Christmas is over and what a white Christmas it was! The snow affected a lot of people travelling home for Christmas. It took me over 8 hours to get home to Donegal when normally it would be only 4 hours or so! My bum was sore afterwards and to make matters worse I forgot the Christmas Tree I had bought for my Dad on the bus! >:( Oh well! We also had to cancel our Christmas Party which was a great shame but you can't take risks with people's health and safety! Anyways, we have a exciting month for you in February! Then we have our first joint party with the NIDYA on the 19th! Remember book your place for this event ASAP!

e n i l o Car y t t o r McG

That's all from me folks, so talk to you next month :)

IRISH DEAF YOUTH ASSOCIATION’s NEW BLOG Do you know that we have set up our new blog. > We will update the blog with information, e.g. Irish Deaf News, public lectures, events, subtitled cinema, etc‌ Have a look! :)

IRISH DEAF KIDS WORKSHOP IDK's next FREE life-skills workshop for teens aged 13 to 18, is in Dublin, on February 19th, 2011, from 10am to 1.30pm. We guarantee you'll learn from the group activities! Real-time captioning and ISL interpretation are arranged. Please email to say you're attending. Tuesday, February 15th (6pm) is the booking deadline.


Ever wanted to Bungee Jump? Now is your chance! The IDYA 's 'Bungee for Youth' event is happening this March to raise badly needed funds for this years IUK Camp Youth Exchange for Deaf teens aged 13-17. Get sponsored to 'Bungee for Youth', and enjoy a great day out for a great cause. For more information or to register and get your sponsorship pack please email or contact Micheal Kelliher at

Check it out on Facebook

PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Centre for Deaf Studies, School of Linguistics, Speech and Communication Sciences, University of Dublin, Trinity College

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011.

Public Lecture Series 2010 – 11 Medical Signbank: Research on Australian Sign Language interpreter and deaf patient strategies for developing Auslan medical terms

Maxwell Hall, Hamilton Buildings, Trinity College.

Jemina Napier

ISL / English Interpretation will be provided.

Macquarie University, Australia

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7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Check it out for more information


Performing live on the All Ireland Talent Show 31/12/2010.

IDYA is proud to work with Arlene Caffrey, the pole dancing instructor. She is well known and is involved in the TV programme - All Ireland Talent Show. IDYA will hold a pole dancing class in Bray, Co.Wicklow on the 5th of March 2011. €15 per person for 2 hours. More details will be available shortly on IDYA’s Facebook. Stay tuned! :)

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