Ireland Deaf Heritage Centre Ireland
Cabra Dublin 7
Republic of Ireland
The Deaf Heritage Centre, located within Deaf Village Ireland in Dublin 7, was set up in 1999 by a group of past pupils of St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys, Cabra.
The initial aims of the group were to collect and preserve the priceless artefacts from this school. Since then, it has expanded its reach to include other schools and organisations, including deaf clubs around the country.
At present, the centre has the exhibition room, library, administration/ research room and archives. In the archives, there are numerous old and rare artefacts such as school rolls, correspondences, photographs, film reels, books, all of which are priceless and have to be protected from natural damage.
The major aims and objectives of the centre are not merely to preserve the artefacts and materials and to exhibit them, but also to recreate the chequered historical experience of the deaf community in the past 200 years,
The centre is open to the public at large, particularly students, historians, academics and researchers.
Source: an article in the Irish Times, Oct. 23, 2021.