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About the Collection

The project seeks to open a dialogue around what an appropriate approach to integrating the narrative of Traveller History into the ‘National Project’ might look like.

Documenting Irish Traveller culture as being part of Irish society for centuries. Travellers have a long shared history, traditions, language, culture and customs.

The distinctive Traveller identity and culture, based on a nomadic tradition, sets Travellers apart from the sedentary population or ‘settled people’.

Accepting, resourcing and celebrating Traveller identity, culture and heritage is a central element in any strategy to counter discrimination and the exclusion and marginalisation of Travellers.