IUK Deaf Camp 2011 – Day 1

Finally it’s here now! The IOC have been working since 7am this morning to ensure that everything is in order for the IUK Camp 2011. Many thanks to the IOC! Robert and Vincent left Dublin at 7am to get things ready for the camp in Killary , County Galway – see site for more details. […]

IUK Deaf Camp 2011 – Who we are?

Just a quick blogger for the IUK Deaf Camp 2011. Here’s a picture of our Irish Organising Committee, IDYA’s Representatives, BDA’s Representatives and BDA’s Youth Manager. If you would like to ask us any questions regarding IUK Deaf Camp, please do e-mail us at Also you can see the structure of the roles for the IUK […]

Roll on the IUK Deaf Camp 2011

Some of you may know that the IUK Deaf Camp 2011 will be held in Ireland this year. The camp starts on Saturday 6th of August 2011 and goes on until the 13th of August 2011. Everybody from the Irish Organising Committee, IDYA and BDA are very busy preparing for the camp. Also we would […]

Cake Sale Drumcondra

Thank you – Cake Sale Fundraising

Caroline, IDYA’s Chairperson would like to say few words! See the video below and it’s filmed during our Cake Sale Fundraising for WFDYS in South Africa 2011. Many thanks for your support and please do continue supporting IDYA’s next fundraising event in the future.

The “Very Proud” Board Members of IDYA

The “Very Proud” Board Members of Irish Deaf Youth Association | IDYA. From left to right: Ronan Dunne (Board Member), Paul Ryder (Treasurer), Carmel Duggan (Board Member), Robert Archer (Vice-Chairperson), Ronan Lowry (Secretary), Caroline McGrotty (Chairperson) and Sally Byrne (Member). The Irish Deaf Youth Association has finally launched its brand new website ( The launch […]

WFD General Assembly – Day 12

Today we met up with Signmark (Deaf rapper) who taught us a few lines to one of his raps which we will be doing at the Welcome Cocktail tomorrow. We had to meet him at 9am! So tired! It only lasted for about 45 mins before I stayed to watch the WFD General Assembly. This […]

WFDYS General Assembly – Day 11

Well this was the all important day, the General Assembly. A chance to say what we want and vote for what we want to happen for the next four years. The meeting was scheduled for 2pm – 8pm which was quite a late start, but hey, least I got an extra hour lie in! The […]

WFDYS Camp – Day 10

So today it was the day of the Youth General Assembly Workshop. It started at 10am and was meant to end at 5pm however, the whole thing ended before lunch at 1pm! The workshop focused on the proposals and also any questions that we may have about the actual assembly which is tomorrow at 2pm […]

WFDYS Camp – Day 9

So this was it, the last goodbye and being separated after having been together a whole week 24/7. Our bus picked us up at 10am and dropped us off at the International Convention Centre (ICC) where the General Assembly and congress was being held, BUT; the bus didn’t leave til 11.30am cos a lot of […]

WFDYS Camp – Day 8

I went down for breakfast and was surprised to see barely anyone there, turns out they were all hungover from partying! Couldn’t believe that today was the last day cos the week has gone by so quickly! Wish it was for longer! Although one thing I was glad of, was to be in a different […]