Articles and Research reports


Articles and Research reports


Migration and Accommodation Needs of Irish and Other Long Distance Travellers. (with D. Smith and S.Gmelch). London: Department of the Environment (UK). 176 pp. 1981

“Nomads No More” (with Sharon Gmelch) Natural History 14-19, 39. September 2014.

“Images though the Ages“ Traveller Voice, Autumn 2014, 9-46-47
"Irish Travellers Revisited." Eire-Ireland 21(4):22-28. 1986

"The Cross Channel Migration of Irish Travellers." (with S. Gmelch). Economic and Social Review, 16(4):287-296. 1985

"The Barrel-top Wagon: Its History and Impact on Irish Travelling People." Ulster Folklife 25:53-60. 1979

"Irish Tinkers: When Wanderers Settle Down." (with S. Gmelch). Human Nature 1(3):66-75. 1978

"Begging in Dublin: The Strategies of a Marginal Urban Occupation." (with S. Gmelch). Urban Life 6(4):439-445. 1978

"Economic Strategies and Migrant Adaptation." Ethnos 12:22-37. 1977

"Settling the Irish Tinkers." Ekistics 43(230-257). 1977

"The Emergence of an Ethnic Group: The Irish Tinkers." (with S. Gmelch). Anthropological Quarterly 49(4):225-238. 1976

"Human Biology of the Irish Tinkers: Demography, Ethnohistory and Genetics." (with M. Crawford) Social Biology 21:321-331. 1974

"The Itinerant Settlement Movement: Its Policies and Effects on Irish Travellers." (with S. Gmelch). Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 63(1):1-16. 1974

"Irish Travellers." (with S. Gmelch). World Minorities, vol. 2. London: Quartermine Press. 1978

"The Effects of Economic Change on Irish Traveller Sex Roles and Marriage Patterns." In Gypsies, Tinkers, and Other Travellers, ed. F. Rehfisch, pp. 257-269. London: Academic Press. 1975


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