The Catholic Institute 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).
CIDP is a non-profit charity enabling 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.
CIDP focuses on the areas of education, care and pastoral work.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is the President of the company and appoints the Board members.


We are responsible with:

  • St. Joseph’s and St Mary’s Boarding Campus for Deaf Children, Cabra
  • St. Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deaf Blind, Stillorgan (residential and community services)
  • The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People
  • Deaf Education Centre
  • Inspire Fitness Centre
  • Trustees of the Holy Family School for the Deaf

CIDP is in receipt of funding from the Health Service Executive for the two boarding school residences accommodating children attending the specialised Holy Family School for the Deaf and for St. Joseph’s House in Brewery Road which accommodates vulnerable Deaf and Deaf Blind adults. CIDP directly manages these services and is the trustee of the school

The National Deaf Village Sports and Leisure Company Limited, which now trades as the Inspire Fitness Centre, is a subsidiary company of CIDP.

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