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Catholic Institute for Deaf People

Our mission is to work with, support and enable the Deaf Community and Deaf people generally to achieve their full potential and to have equality of access and opportunity in all aspects of their lives.

• Recognising the distinctive needs of Deaf people
• Promoting and representing the interests of Deaf people 
• Supporting the education, development and day-to-day living of Deaf people
• Providing Deaf people with pastoral and religious care 
• Supporting Deaf people to achieve their full potential 
• Being an enabling force within the Deaf community

• We strive to serve the interests of people with diverse Deaf identities who are members of the Deaf Community

• We are fully committed to working in partnership with the Deaf Community, with people of diverse Deaf identities, with other organisations representing the interests of Deaf people, and with public sector bodies in representing and serving the interests of all Deaf people

• We promote the highest professional and ethical standards and strive for excellence in all areas of activity in serving the interests of Deaf people

The Catholic Institute for the Deaf (CID) was established as a charitable institution in 1845.
In 2007, the name was changed to the Catholic Institute for Deaf people (CIDP). It is an amalgamation of a number of different activities.

The original establishment of a residential service for Deaf and Deaf Blind Adults in Stillorgan known as St Josephs House;

The boys and girls school for the Deaf originally set up by the Christian Brothers and Dominican Sisters and now brought together under the name of the Holy Family School for the Deaf. CIDP also has boarding facilities which provide accommodation for children.

We are primarily funded by the HSE for the delivery of boarding services for children attending Holy Family School for the Deaf and to provide adult residential services. However, we are continually trying to create more opportunities for Deaf people both young and old; of school leaving age and post school. To do this we rely on our own funds and any grants, bequest or donations we might receive.

What this money does is provide additional facilities for our people. This could be anything from basic materials for homework club or sporting activities, technology software and hardware, to major projects such as sensory areas of gardens, play areas where  our residents and boarders can enjoy a quality of life  and learn life skills.

Contact Details

Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, Dublin, 97

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 1394

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20002138

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