Irish Traveller's Resource Collection, compiled by Aileen L'Amie for the University of Ulster

Title

Irish Traveller's Resource Collection, compiled by Aileen L'Amie for the University of Ulster

Description

The Irish Travelling People Collection at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, is a unique collection of material covering all aspects of the Travellers’ way of life, values and customs. The Collection was assembled by Aileen L’Amie, of the University of Ulster School of Education, and donated to the library in Jordanstown at the time of her retirement in 1998.

The Collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, journal articles, photographs, postcards and other material. Although most of the material covered is from the later part of the twentieth century, there are earlier documents from 1890 onwards. The collection largely focuses on the Irish Traveller community. However there is also information on Travellers in Britain, Scotland, Europe and the United States of America.

Subjects covered in the collection include:

Early history of the Traveller community, Shelta, folktales and folk music, health and welfare, education and site provision.

The earlier volumes of the collection are organised into broad subject categories. Later material is added into general volumes as received. Most material was collected between 1975 and 1998 although occasional contributions continue to be received. For example, the family tree of Dr Sinead Ni Shuinear, herself a major contributor to the Collection, was converted into digital format by Dr Mark Hanley and added to the Collection in 2006.

Location: Jordanstown

The Collection may be consulted by arrangement with the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian.

Creator

Aileen L'Amie

Date

1975 - 1998

Collection Items

Volume 1 A
Volume 1

Early History

Part A
TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. "Home of the Travelling people" 1A1

2. Foreword by Victor Bewley

Volume 1 part b
Volume 1
Part B

EARLY HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Editor's note IB1

2. Barrel top wagons (drawings) …

Volume 1 Part D
Table of Contents

Editor's note 1D1

2. Alexander, W.M (1956)
"The Macphees of Wick" …

Volume 2 Part A
Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2A1

2. Editor's note 2A4

3. Acton, Thomas ( 1974)…

Volume 2 part B
Table of Contents.

Editor's Note

28. Galway Itinerant Settlement Council 1967 and 1969
"Appeals"

29. Geary, R C -1979
See Dempsey M

30. Gmelch, Sharon -1971
"An exodus of Travelling people"

31. Gmelch, Sharon Bohn &…

Volume 2 Part C
Contents; Page

"CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS"...................4

2. INTRODUCTION. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3. SOME…

Volume 2 part B
Volume 2 Republic of Ireland 1951-81 Part D

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editor's note

63 Purce1.1, Gwen (1968) 'Irish Compassion for Tinkers'

64 Puxon, Grattan (1980) "Rorna: Europe's Gypsies" (extract) 2D3

65…

Volume 2 part E, Ennis, Co. Clare
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Editor's Note 2El

2 Cumann Duiseachta na hInse 2E2

3 duiseacht
No.1 October 1972 Education Special 2E4
(retyped copy} …

Volume 2 part 7 Galway 1967 - 1970
TABLE OF CONTENTS


1 Editor's Note 2Fl

2 "Galway City" 2Fla

3 1967
January

1)"Caravan School" 2F2
2) "To Debate Itinerant Problem" 2F4

March
1)…

Volume 3     Northern Ireland    Part A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Introduction 3.1

2. Editor's Note …

Volume  3  Northern Ireland  Part B
Table of Contents

Editor's Note 3B1

1956 Itinerants 3Bla

1956 Control of Gipsies 3Bla

1956 Unionists call for…

Volume 3 Part C
CONTENTS
Acknowledgements I

Abstract
Introduction IV

Chapter 1
"The Sociology of the Northern Irish Traveller" 1

Qhapter 2…

Volume 3 Part D,  Part  E, Part F<br /><br />
Northern Ireland DownPatrick 1984 - 87
Table of Contents

1. Editor's note 3D12

2 L'Amie, Aileen (1987) 'The Travellers in Downpatrick'

3 1984
July
"Gypsies ordered to leave carpark"

September
"Scuffles during eviction…

Volume 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE

Introduction

2 Editor's Note

3…

Volume 5   USA
TABLE OF CONI'EN1'S . Page

1 Introduction

2 Editor's note 5.5

3 Anonomous (1946) "Georgia's Irish Travellers" …

Volume 6  Shelta Part B
TABLE." OF CONTENTS

41 Loinsigh, Donnchadh (July 1898)' "Bearlagair Na Saor"
(plus translation)

42 Loinsigh, Donnchadh (March 1899) "Bearlagair Na Saor' 6B3

43 Loinsigh, Donnchadh (October 1899)"Bearlagair Na Saor"

44 MacA1ister R…

Volume 6  Shelta  Part  C
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE

Editor's Note 6Cl

55Maher, Sean (1972)
"The Road to God Knows Where"…

Volume 6  Shelta  Part D
Table of Contents

1. Editor's note

2. Binchy, Alice (September 1983)
"A Linguistic Description of the Speech of Urban Travelling Children" (extract).

3. Binchy, Alice (June 1985) "Shelta: An Historical and Contemporary Analysis" (extract). …

Volume 7  Folktales and Folk Music<br /><br />
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Editor's Note 7.8

3 Carroll Jim (1975) "Irish Travellers Around…
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