travellers

  • A conference in Galway will today hear that the lack of accommodation for travellers is beyond crisis point.

    Over the past twenty years, less than half of the 2,200 halting sites promised by the Government have been delivered.

    It's forced over 2,000 individuals into the private rented sector, where it's claimed they're more likely to face discrimination and eviction.

    Director of the Irish Traveller Movement, Bernard Joyce, says that's failing everyone.

  • The first site by site survey of facilities and conditions for Travellers in Galway has found widespread violations of human rights standards.

    The report, released today, was carried out by the Galway Traveller Community in cooperation with the county's Traveller Movement.

    It found the main problem areas are sanitation, water and power supply.

  • Travellers’ Journey is a new exhibition on show at the Museum of Country Life in Turlough, Castlebar,  and it was launched yesterday by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

    It exhibits the life and traditions of the Traveller community in the west of Ireland and encourages discussion on a unique heritage and ethnicity.

     The exhibition is a collaboration between the National Museum and the Western Regional Traveller Health Network, covering  Mayo, Galway and Roscommon

    Rosa Meehan is the Curator at the museum and she says it’s a very exciting exhibition that will be on display until May 2019.