Maria has all the signs of sucess

first_imgAbbeyfeale company getting back to work Print Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Email Twitter Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Mary and Maria Barrett from the Irish Sign Language course in AbbeyFeale. Pic: Cian ReinhardtTHERE are signs of success all over Abbeyfeale but one very special story belongs to 29-year-old Maria Barrett, a profoundly deaf woman who has started a pilot project sign language course that is about to take in its second wave of students.“A lot of people had expressed an interest in learning sign language so Maria set up the course,” her mother, Mary – who is also an instructor – explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People like nurses and teachers might have call to use it in their professional life. Last year, we got a great group of people from the locality. They loved learning and now they’re coming back to do level two of the course,” said Mary.Since it started, the course has been accredited for basic certification and now for Fetac, level 1 for the new course starting in September.After humble beginnings in the local hall, the course will open again for both levels in the LCETB Abbeyfeale Campus in September.The mother and daughter team have been joined by a third instructor, Ita Mary Barrett.And the course, which is free of charge, is now set to turn out sign language users and become the centre of excellence for teaching the language in the wake of Irish Sign Language (ISL) having been officially recognised as a third national language. €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCommunityMaria has all the signs of sucessBy Bernie English – July 12, 2018 5435 Facebook Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations Advertisement Linkedin TAGSAbbeyfealeDeafIrish Sign LanguageMaria Barrett Previous articleMyMind will benefit from marathon ‘Murph’Next articleFilm review – The First Purge Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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