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Irish Sign Language

Irish Sign Language (ISL) (Teanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann) is the the indigenous language of Irish Deaf people and of the Deaf community of Ireland, used primarily in the Republic of Ireland. It is also used in Northern Ireland, though British Sign Language (BSL) is also used there. Irish Sign Language is more closely related to French Sign Language (LSF) than to British Sign Language, though it has influence from both languages. It has influenced sign languages in Australia and South Africa, and has little relation to either spoken Irish or English. It was developed by deaf people themselves and has been in existence for hundreds of years, having been passed down by many generations of Deaf people. It is a visual, spatial language with its own distinct grammar. Not only is it a language of the hands, but also of the face and body.

The following is a list of courses available in Irish Sign Language at Clonmel Tuition Academy: