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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:

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


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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