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'Every Family has a Story to Tell, Welcome to Ours'

Holy Family School for the Deaf, Cabra is a centre of excellence for deaf education and is the only campus in Ireland catering for deaf pupils from age 3 to 18. Holy Family School for the Deaf Cabra welcomes deaf and hard of hearing pupils from age 3 to 18. The school campus includes Early Intervention, full Primary and Post Primary curricula as well as Further Education programmes. Separate Boarding residences are available for girls and boys. Teachers and staff engage with each pupil using assistive technology and the students preferred communication methods including speech, Irish sign language and signed English to promote speech and learning. A wide range of activities are available to pupils including sports, arts and culture, IT and music. Read Our Mission Statement

Our History

Holy Family School for the Deaf was formed on 1st September 2016 with the amalgamation of the two former Schools for the Deaf in Cabra namely St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls and St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys.

The largest special school for deaf in Ireland, Holy Family is the inheritor of a long and proud tradition in the history of Deaf Education in Cabra.

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We are currently accepting admissions for Primary School and Post Primary School 2024/2025.  Please read our Application Guidance which is found in the policies section of the website. 
To enroll in our school please go to Admissions / Enrolment 2024/2025 link on top of our website.