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Irish Sign Language

Like other languages from the British Isles, such as British Sign Language (BSL), Gaelic, Manx and Welsh, Irish Sign Language (ISL) has its own set of signs and grammatical rules. In 2017, the Irish Sign Language Act was passed, recognising ISL as a language, used by around 5,000 deaf people in Ireland. In Northern Ireland, BSL and ISL are recognised equally under the 2016 Sign Language Framework.

If you are interested in learning Irish Sign Language, the video below is a good place to start.

https://youtube.com/embed/utBAq8zn_2w?rel=0&showinfo=0

Irish Sign Language ABCs

Learn more about Irish Sign Language by visiting the Irish Deaf Society website.