Irish sign language course in family resource centre

Published 22/01/2014 | 05:36

ANYONE interested in learning communication skills for the deaf would do well to consider a new course in 'Irish' sign language beginning shortly in the Listowel Family Resource Centre.

It has nothing to do with An Ghaeilge, but simply refers to a form of sign language that originated in deaf communities in Ireland in the 1840s and is still the most commonly-used form in the country.

Names are now being taken for a new course starting in the coming weeks and being given by expert signer, local man Gerald Histon. It aims to teach people basic communications skills for the deaf and the course will also give people an idea of what life is like for deaf people.

For further details contact Bridie on (068) 23584.

Kerryman

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