Morning of inspiration to celebrate Traveller Pride 2015

There was a great turnout for a ‘Morning of Inspirational Speakers’ event for Traveller Pride Week 2015.

  Newly-appointed Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff opened the event. Cllr. Kilduff spoke about Traveller Pride and said that Traveller Pride Week is a week in which all Irish people should celebrate and value the contributions that travellers have made to Irish life.  

  Hannah McGinley, Lecturer and PHD student in Department of Education, National University of Ireland, spoke about her experiences as a traveller woman in education, as a Community   Development worker and a Rights activist.

  Tracie Joyce, journalist with Traveller Voice Magazine, outlined her journey into the world of media and her experiences being mentored by one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs. 

  The event was part of a week-long celebration of the contribution travellers make both within their own communities and to Irish society as a whole, through their culture, enterprise, sporting excellence, professional expertise across every area and unique history and tradition.

  The event was organised by the County Roscommon Traveller Health Programme, Roscommon LEADER Partnership and kindly funded by the Department of Justice & Equality through Roscommon County Council under the Traveller Interagency Group.

  For more information on the programme contact Úna Daly, Traveller Health Coordinator on 090-6630252 or email udaly@ridc.ie