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IRELAND: What sign languages are used in Ireland?




This article can help you answer the following questions:



 

Where is Ireland?




 

How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Ireland?



There are an estimated 161,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Ireland.




This percentage is a rough estimation: 3.3% of the general population. Lack of research make estimating these numbers difficult. The World Health Organization estimates 5% of the world population has significant hearing loss. Keep in mind that developing nations typically have a much higher number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.



 


What sign languages are used in Ireland?





Written / spoken languages in Ireland:

  • Irish

  • English

  • Ulster Scots

  • Shelta


 

How do you say Ireland in sign language?




 

Where can I learn Irish Sign Language online?


This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages





InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:

https://intersign-university.thinkific.com/collections?category=courses



 


What Deaf organizations are located in Ireland?


Irish Deaf Society (IDS)

Irish Hard of Hearing Association IHHA

Irish Deaf Kids

St. Joseph’s House for Deaf and Deafblind Adults



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Ireland





We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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