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Conference to explore Irish Travellers’ experience of the State

A two-day conference will take place at the University of Galway this weekend exploring the experience of Irish Travellers’ experience of the State from 1922 to 2022. The event, running as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will also examine the impacts of that experience and the lessons to be learned from it.

Traveller students recognised at University of Galway ceremony

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Ten Irish Travellers have been recognised after completing the Access Centre’s Educational Transition Project by University of Galway.

Galway Traveller Movement named as recipients of Engage & Educate Fund

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The Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) has been announced as one of the awardees of the €1.2m Engage & Educate Fund 2021-2024. The 2021-2024 Fund, supported by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, will see the largest ever amounts awarded since the project began, with five organisations receiving grants and non-financial supports packages.

Athlone Community Radio announce ‘Travellers Lives – A Journey into Culture’

Athlone Community Radio, in partnership with the National Traveller Mental Health Network, is delighted to announce a series of six programmes that tells the stories about the lives of Travellers from their own experiences.

Fourteen Travellers take their first steps towards higher education

A group of 14 Irish Travellers have been recognised at a special ceremony after completing NUI Galway Access Centre’s first Educational Transition Project (ETP).

Figures show Traveller community suffering high rates of Covid-19

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A total of 329 members of the Travelling community in Galway city and county in 2020 were recorded as having Covid-19.

Immediate responsibility is to the Traveller family now left without a home, says Galway Traveller Movement

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Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) said that the family that had been waiting to move into the house at Carnmore, destroyed by fire early on Monday morning, is devastated at the news that it woke up to this week.

Kiltulla residents complained to HQ about my support for Traveller accommodation, says Green Party councillor

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Green Party councillor Martina O’Connor has said that residents in the Kiltulla area had voiced complaints to Green Party headquarters about her support for providing culturally appropriate homes for Travellers.

Education is the key to a better life for Travellers, says comedian

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Only 61 members of the Travelling community have been enrolled in third level education since 2017, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Education. The number has increased from 41 in 2016.

Children in Mayo to launch their own book, celebrating Traveller culture and identity

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Today, Friday, April 12, children and their families from Traveller, and other ethnic, and settled communities, will gather at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, to launch a brand new book about their lives and experiences and celebrating their identity.


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