Gaelic Games #signmeup initiative

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Gaelic Games ISL Project poster

An Tochar GAA Club Wicklow, Irish Deaf Society, Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership, The GAA, The Camogie Association, The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and Wicklow GAA Health & Wellbeing Committee, have launched the Gaelic games #signmeup initiative.

#signmeup creates awareness of the challenges faced by those with hearing difficulties and encourages greater social inclusion by promoting the use of Gaelic games related sign language in clubs.

The #Signmeup initiative includes the Gaelic games ISL video which shows the most commonly used GAA terms in Irish Sign Language.  Throughout the video as a Gaelic Games skill or action is demonstrated, the related ISL Sign is shown.  The aim is to create greater awareness of ISL and provide the viewer with the opportunity to learn some elements of our third national language and how it can be integrated into Gaelic games activities.  The video is accompanied by signage for club grounds providing QR codes directly linking to the videos.  

Find out more here: https://wicklowlsp.ie/event/isl-gaa-project/