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?
Teanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann (Irish Sign Language, ISL)
ISL is unique among sign languages for having different gendered versions due to men and women being taught it at different schools
Written / spoken languages in Ireland:
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:
What Deaf organizations are located in Ireland?
Irish Hard of Hearing Association IHHA
Additional sign language resources for Ireland
We will update this section as more information becomes available.